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In whatever we’re doing—working, parenting, serving, suffering—it can be difficult sometimes to see through the fog of the circumstances of life and to know with confidence that God is there, that He’s working in us, and that He’s working through us. How do we live this life by faith? In "By Faith," author and blogger Christine Hoover asks this big picture question by getting into the details and daily lives of her guests: men and women who are walking forward by faith.

By Faith with Christine Hoover Christine Hoover

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 182 Ratings

In whatever we’re doing—working, parenting, serving, suffering—it can be difficult sometimes to see through the fog of the circumstances of life and to know with confidence that God is there, that He’s working in us, and that He’s working through us. How do we live this life by faith? In "By Faith," author and blogger Christine Hoover asks this big picture question by getting into the details and daily lives of her guests: men and women who are walking forward by faith.

    Tristie Fisher on Cultivating Spiritual Vitality as a Pastor's Wife

    Tristie Fisher on Cultivating Spiritual Vitality as a Pastor's Wife

    Christine talks with Tristie Fisher. Tristie serves as a pastor’s wife at Grace Bible Church in College Station, TX. Tristie has a passionate love for the Lord and for making disciples, and she shares in this conversation how she maintains and cultivates her spiritual vitality. She touches on friendship, how we can protect ourselves from resentment and anger, and how we can get started studying the Word if we don’t know what to do. 

    Journal Questions from Tristie:
    Am I generally angrier than I was last year?Have I had time away?Am I connecting with friends who build me up?What's my fatigue level?Why do I follow Jesus?Is it enough that He understands?Would I really want a different life?LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Grace Bible Church // Colossians resource // Cru 
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
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    Music for By Faith was created by The Silver Pages
    Artwork for By Faith was created by Reed Harmon

    • 49 min
    Amie Patrick on Emotional and Relational Health for Leaders

    Amie Patrick on Emotional and Relational Health for Leaders

    Christine talks with Amie Patrick, a single mom to four kids, who was previously a pastor’s wife. Amie was married to Darrin Patrick until his death in May 2020.  In this conversation, Amie tells her story and then shares the lessons she’s learned about the importance of emotional and relational health for leaders. 
    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Christine's previous conversation with Amie before Darrin's death // Feelings Wheel // Crosspoint Ministry
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
    Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Find out more: howtothriveasapastorswife.com

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    Music for By Faith was created by The Silver Pages
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    • 58 min
    Ryan & Seane' Rice on Partnership in Ministry

    Ryan & Seane' Rice on Partnership in Ministry

    Christine talks with Ryan and Seane' Rice, church planters in New Orleans, Louisiana, about partnering together as husband and wife in ministry. They share about their church planting journey, as well as answer these questions:
    How has church planting affected your marriage in both positive and more difficult ways?How can wives encourage their pastor-husband when he is feeling overwhelmed or defeated?How can pastors best encourage their wives in ministry, specifically in their relationship to the church?Many pastors and their wives struggle to know what's appropriate or helpful/not helpful for the wife to know. Where have you two landed on this issue?In relation to marriage and ministry, at what points have you had to pivot or make adjustments for the health of your marriage? How did you approach those moments as a couple?How do you make time for fun together? LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    The Rice's church: Connect Church Algiers
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
    Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Find out more: howtothriveasapastorswife.com

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    Music for By Faith was created by The Silver Pages
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    • 54 min
    Jen Wilkin on Women in the Church with the Gift of Leadership

    Jen Wilkin on Women in the Church with the Gift of Leadership

    Christine talks with Jen Wilkin, Executive Director Next Gen Ministries and Resources at the Village Church, about leadership.  Jen shares:
    how she got where she is today and what felt "wasted" that God ended up usingwhat some of her milestone obstacles and discouragements have been in leadershipwhat she wants the larger church to know about women serving in leadership roles within the churchwhat her greatest challenge in leadership is and what she's learned what she's learned about being a leader with a "challenger" personalityhow she reconciles her local church ministry with big C church ministrywho she looks up to in ministry and leadershipLINKS FROM THE SHOW
    The Village Church // The Village Church's paper on complementarianism // Knowing Faith Podcast's A Generous Complementarianism // Jen's books and Bible studies
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
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    Music for By Faith was created by The Silver Pages
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    • 51 min
    Sarah Beals on Small Church and Rural Ministry

    Sarah Beals on Small Church and Rural Ministry

    Christine chats with Sarah Beals, a youth pastor's wife, at Immanuel Baptist in Brockton, Mass. Sarah and her husband Peter have served at the same rural church for decades. She shares what it's like being a Christian in New England, the importance of hospitality in her ministry, how she experiences friendship in a small church context, and what's important to keep in mind when parenting kids while serving alongside our husbands in ministry. 
    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Immanuel Baptist Church in Brockton, Mass // Sarah's Instagram for pictures of the cranberries!
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
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    Music for By Faith was created by The Silver Pages
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    • 42 min
    Jen Oshman on Friendship for the Pastor's Wife

    Jen Oshman on Friendship for the Pastor's Wife

    Christine talks with Jen Oshman, a church planter’s wife who lives in Parker, Colorado and serves at Redemption Parker. Jen shares how we can respond to hurts in church relationships, how we can cultivate friendship within the church, how we can handle requests for our time, what to do when friends in the church ghost us, and much more. 
    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Redemption Parker // Jen's book Enough About Me // Jen's book Cultural Counterfeits // Christine's new website for pastors' wives
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
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    Music for By Faith was created by The Silver Pages
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 Ratings

edsmom32 ,

Lifesaver

I stumbled across this podcast while on Instagram one day and “accidentally” came across it. Of course, with the Lord nothing is accidental and no tiny detail is unimportant. It’s been so so wonderful! This podcast has especially been helpful to me since our family recently transitioned to a new area where my husband is the senior pastor of a small church here. I have lived a lot of life to this point and have no doubt that the Lord has used everything in my experiences for this time of my life. Thank you, Christine for your insight and wisdom in inviting pastors wives from all over to share their experiences with us! It has been such an encouragement and blessing to my own heart. ❤️

iammudda ,

Pain & Joy

I appreciate your joy and transparency. This podcast is a prime example. I love his giddiness over God’s provision and sacrifice.
I read that pain is subservient to our faith. I add that joy and suffering can be concurrent. I have experienced it time and again. Then I thought about ‘congruent’ and think that fits also. Congruent means ‘in agreement or harmony’. To me that means I can endure a burden with joy in the process.
Thank you for sharing life with me!!

Aprile S ,

Love this podcast!

Christine does an excellence job at selecting and interviewing guests. This podcast is always well worth my time.

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