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Michael Conaway sent along a great post his wife wrote on her blog that I really enjoyed this morning. You Might be a Youth Pastor’s Wife If is a fun post, totally relatable that begs for you to add a couple of your own. Here’s a couple of my favorites, head there for the rest:

1. You schedule your pregnancies around youth camp. Being down one parent every other week for 2 months is difficult enough, no need to add a newborn to the picture.

5. When your toddler says “crap” in the church nursery and you let the nursery workers assume she heard it from the teenagers…even though you know where she REALLY heard it…mental note to self stop saying “crap”.

10. Taking students home after church becomes a game to beat your best time and not cross the midline of town more than once. Students are divided based on gender and location. Who takes which vehicle is based on who has to take more students home.

JG

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  • karendye says:

    Thanks, Josh (and Lacey). I needed a good laugh this morning. Today I’m preparing to miss our annual youth volunteer staff retreat, because my daughter has the flu. Of course, I’m thankful–last year the night before the retreat my son got a stomach bug.

    #7 – Last year was the first anniversary since 2003 that my husband wasn’t on a youth trip! (Instead he missed my birthday.)

    But I wouldn’t trade this life for any other!

  • Jen Bradbury says:

    Thanks, Josh (and Lacey). This prompted some good conversation in my house. Thought you might also be curious what the view looks from the side of a youth worker’s husband: http://ymjen.com/blog/you-might-be-a-youth-workers-husband-if

  • Josh Griffin says:

    Love it! I’ll blog about that today, too! JG

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