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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 • 183 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.

    Kaye Geiger on Relationships with Other Staff and Elder Wives at Your Church

    Kaye Geiger on Relationships with Other Staff and Elder Wives at Your Church

    Christine talks with Kaye Geiger, whose husband Eric is the lead pastor at Mariner’s Church in Orange County, California. Kaye has a deep passion for pastors’ wives and pastors’ kids and shares why unity and friendship among pastors' and elders' wives on the same church staff is are so important. Aside from sharing what she does to serve and connect pastors' wives and kids at her church, she addresses:
    ConflictPersonality differencesCovid related differences of opinionLonelinessFeelings of wanting to quitExpectations and the role of the pastor’s wife LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Mariners Church
    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
    Artwork for By Faith was created by Reed Harmon

    • 1 hr
    Hannah Surh on Working Full-Time Outside the Home and Church While Serving as a Pastor's Wife

    Hannah Surh on Working Full-Time Outside the Home and Church While Serving as a Pastor's Wife

    Christine talks with Hannah Surh, who is a pastor’s wife who works full time outside the church and home. She shares how she makes decisions regarding her time, how her work enhances her ministry, and what limitations and tensions she experiences between work, home, and ministry. Hannah is a passionate, curious woman, so she and Christine also talk about her passions and how we, too, can know what God would have us invest ourselves in. Listen as they talk about being who we’re created to be, learning to say no, and so much more. 


    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Chroma Church // She Has a Name
    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
    Artwork for By Faith was created by Reed Harmon

    • 43 min
    Garrett Kell on Contributing to a Healthy, Authentic Church Culture

    Garrett Kell on Contributing to a Healthy, Authentic Church Culture

    Christine talks with Garrett Kell, pastor of Del Ray Baptist in Alexandria, VA, about how we can contribute to a healthy church culture, one marked by grace and truth. Garrett shares how we can overcome shame and bring our own struggles into the light, and he offers us tools for counseling others when they reveal their sin to us.


    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Del Ray Baptist // Garrett's first episode on By Faith // Garrett's new book, Pure in Heart
    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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    • 40 min
    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
    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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    • 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 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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