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In episode 60, host Jacque Garner shares Paul’s guidelines for ministering to the idle, the fainthearted, and the weak. This look at 1 Thessalonians 5:14 encourages us to look past our frustrations so we can love and serve the women of our church.

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted,
help the weak, be patient with them all.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

Warn the Idle

the idle = the undisciplined, the unruly, the disorderly

Encourage the Fainthearted

encourage = to cheer someone up with soothing speech that includes a personal touch

fainthearted = a person who is lacking courage because they are not confident in their identity in Christ

Help the Weak

the weak = those who lack necessary resources and/or don’t have adequate strength leaving them frail and sickly

Be Patient with All

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Jacque Garner is a podcaster and blogger with a heart to encourage and inspire pastors' wives. With over 30 years experience being married to a pastor, she understands the joys and challenges that come with this unique calling. She believes that pastors' wives can embrace with joy whatever and wherever ministry takes them as they lean into God, abide in His Word, and allow the Holy Spirit to lead them by the hand. Jacque is a mom to 4 amazing kids, a mother-in-love to 3, and Gigi to 7 practically perfect grandkids.