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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 • 191 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.

    The First Two Chapters of How to Thrive as a Pastor's Wife

    The First Two Chapters of How to Thrive as a Pastor's Wife

    Christine closes out the season by sharing the first two chapters of her book, How to Thrive as a Pastor’s Wife.
    The first chapter is called Locating You, and what you can’t see in the audiobook version is a map Christine's friend Haley drew for the book. Throughout the book, this landscape architectural drawing is used to illustrate what relationships must hold our priority and how to incorporate healthy boundaries and rhythms in your life in order to help you thrive.
    The second chapter is called You are Anchored. It’s meant to help you know and remember your identity as you serve the Lord as a pastor’s wife.
    NOTE: Starting in mid-August, By Faith will evolve into The Ministry Wives Podcast with Christine Hoover, produced by NAMB. The good news is that if you’re already subscribed to By Faith, you’ll automatically see The Ministry Wives Podcast show up in your feed then. If you’re not subscribed, please do so today, so we can continue the conversation together about all the ins and outs of ministry.
    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Get the audiobook version of How to Thrive as a Pastor's Wife from Christian Audio.
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
    Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Lifeway // Baker Books // Christianbook.com // Find out more about the book and download the discussion guides: 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

    • 30 min
    Glenna Marshall and Irene Sun on Transitions in Ministry

    Glenna Marshall and Irene Sun on Transitions in Ministry

    Christine is joined by two guests, Irene Sun and Glenna Marshall, who talk about two different transitions in ministry: one moving to a new church and a new role and the other staying at the same church but experiencing significant change. 
    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Irene's church // Glenna's church // Irene's books // Glenna's books // My previous episode with Irene on raising PKs
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
    Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Lifeway // Baker Books // Christianbook.com // Find out more about the book and download the discussion guides: 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

    • 57 min
    Marcella Hernandez on Discouragement in Ministry

    Marcella Hernandez on Discouragement in Ministry

    Christine talks with Marcella Hernandez, who is married to Mike, a pastor on staff at a church in Delaware. He is not the lead pastor, so Marcella speaks from an associate pastor’s wife’s perspective. She shares about facing discouragement in ministry: how we can recognize it, how we can respond to it, and how we can help our husband when he is discouraged. She also touch on a few topics along the way that may be helpful to you: being an introverted pastor’s wife and being a pastor’s wife who enjoys serving behind the scenes. 
    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Marcella's Church, Crossroads Presbyterian
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
    Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Lifeway // Baker Books // Christianbook.com // Find out more about the book and download the discussion guides: howtothriveasapastorswife.com

    LIFEWAY'S ONLINE BIBLE STUDY
    Info on Seek First the Kingdom // Register for the study with Lifeway

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    Music for By Faith was created by The Silver Pages
    Artwork for By Faith was created by Reed Harmon

    • 35 min
    Mandy Post on Church Planting and Serving Overseas Long-Term

    Mandy Post on Church Planting and Serving Overseas Long-Term

    Christine talks with Mandy Post, who moved with her husband Jason from Texas to Galway, Ireland in 2003 to plant a church. They have four children together, all of whom were born in Ireland, and they’ve served long-term there, growing and building a church, as well as growing as Christians and as cross-cultural workers. Mandy shares about how they were called overseas, what "home" means to her now, how she shares her faith with her friends, what she sees her kids experiencing as third-culture kids, and how God has helped her endure when she’s wanted to quit and pack her bags. 
    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Galway City Church // World Venture  
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
    Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Lifeway // Baker Books // Christianbook.com // Find out more about the book and download the discussion guides: howtothriveasapastorswife.com

    LIFEWAY'S ONLINE BIBLE STUDY
    Info on Seek First the Kingdom // Register for the study with Lifeway

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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
    Christina Im on Raising PKs

    Christina Im on Raising PKs

    Christine talks with Christina Im,  a social worker, speaker, wife to Daniel, the Lead Pastor of Beulah Alliance Church in Edmonton, Canada. Daniel and Christina have three kids and host the IMbetween Podcast, a podcast about marriage and parenting, so she joins Christine to discuss raising PKs. We’ve all heard those horror stories about pastors’ kids who rebel or grow up to hate the church and God’s people, so we tend to worry about raising kids in the ministry. Christina shares how she is purposefully seeking to give her kids a healthy perspective on church, how she seeks to protect them from some of the hard parts of ministry, and what rhythms she and Daniel are building into the culture of their family to help her kids grow up to thrive. 
    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Christina's church // IMBetween Podcast // The Im's Glass House Episode // NAMB // Lifeway's Online Bible Study
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
    Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Lifeway // Baker Books // Christianbook.com // Find out more about the book and download the discussion guides: howtothriveasapastorswife.com

    LIFEWAY'S ONLINE BIBLE STUDY
    Info on Seek First the Kingdom // Register for the study with Lifeway

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    Music for By Faith was created by The Silver Pages
    Artwork for By Faith was created by Reed Harmon

    • 56 min
    Rachel Welcher on Church Hurt and Church Conflict

    Rachel Welcher on Church Hurt and Church Conflict

    Christine talks with Rachel Welcher, a pastor's wife living in South Dakota, about navigating church hurt and church conflict. How can we as pastors’ wives navigate situations that leave us dealing with anger, bitterness, cynicism, and sadness? Rachel addresses how we can know when we need to confront someone who has hurt us, how we can deal with hurt when we can’t confront them, how to respond when someone tells us we've hurt them, and how we can respond when it’s our husband who is hurt. 
    LINKS FROM THE SHOW
    Rachel and Evan's church in South Dakota // Rachel's book Talking Back to Purity Culture // Rachel's first interview on By Faith: "Unwanted Divorce"
    CHRISTINE'S NEW BOOK FOR PASTORS' WIVES
    Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Lifeway // Baker Books // Christianbook.com // Find out more about the book and download the discussion guides: howtothriveasapastorswife.com

    LIFEWAY'S ONLINE BIBLE STUDY
    Info on Seek First the Kingdom // Register for the study with Lifeway

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    Website //  Twitter // Instagram

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    Website // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // Books

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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

Customer Reviews

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191 Ratings

191 Ratings

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This is one of my favorite podcasts. Thank you for all of the work you are doing!

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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!!

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