Marriage and church planting

Andrew and Cathy Heard:

  • Hard to avoid bickering and fighting - especially just before Sunday or on day off.
  • We found it really valuable to have a day off without kids!
  • Very hard for wives home with kids to not feel jealous, missing out on the excitement of church planting, being stuck at home. The grass is not greener on the other side! Church leadership has its own 'hanging out the washing' jobs and raising kids has excitement and fun too. Wives have more choice in some areas about what to do with their time than husbands do at time. Design a life that you enjoy!
  • Informing your wife about what's going on, helps wives being emotionally involved, even if they can't be physically involved.