I think few people give thought to the reality that pastors’ wives are pew widows each Sunday. What everyone else in church takes for granted, sitting with your spouse and family, is something that the pastor and his family cannot do. There is a certain comfort and benefit of sitting with your family. Not only do you have the company of your spouse or loved one, but you can have the benefit of having your spouse assist you with the children. Training a young child to sit quietly in church can be a real challenge.
Dr. Fesko presently serves at Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS) as Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. He is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He has served in church planting, pastoral ministry, and teaching for more than twenty years. Views expressed here are his own.