“We missed you at the ladies meeting last night.”
“I noticed you weren’t at church on Sunday. Is everything okay?”
Over the years as a pastor’s wife I’ve been a part of many conversations that have begun similarly, and I have found that the reasons behind them can be as varied as the people giving them. Unfortunately, they often have a cumulative effect of weighing on my spirit because I feel pressured to do certain things and judged if I do or don’t do certain things.
So…what is the problem with these questions? Are these people not just concerned for my welfare?
Most of the time I can feel the genuine concern behind these statements; I know that the person truly cares for me and my family, but sometimes I feel other motives that put pressure on me.
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