As minister’s wives our days can be filled with a lot of stress. All in one day you may deal with a woman who found out she has cancer, hear from someone dealing with an addiction or encounter someone whose husband just left them. Heavy stuff! Not to mention added to this you have the stress of general family life and/or a job too. When you encounter several days or weeks at a time of major heartache and sad stories then life can seem overwhelming.
I remember after being in ministry a few years, I came to the realization that David and I needed to schedule fun into our lives. It sounds odd but after several days of crisis or heavy situations I learned we needed to schedule in time with replenishing couples or time just for us. We needed time to have fun and laugh. If you don’t take time for this, then you can find yourself drained and depressed and unable to pour into others. Watch your fun gauge and make sure to be intentional of bringing some laughter into your lives. Scripture even encourages us to do this!
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22