Research data indicates pastors’ wives love their local church but also have a complicated relationship with it. They often encounter expectations not placed on other women in the church as a result of being the pastor’s wife. Moreover, they find it difficult to form transparent relationships within the church since it is their husband’s employer.

The PCA Ministerial Relief ministry has coordinated strategic partnerships with professional Christian counselors across the country with whom PCA pastors’ wives will be able to receive a series of initial counseling sessions for free with a small copay for sessions thereafter. The PCA Ministerial Relief will oversee the coordination of counseling and distribution of funds.