Expectations and Mothering on the Mission Field

Thoughts around Mother’s Day Over the last few years I have been praying that God would break my heart with the things that break His heart. Out of this prayer has come a burden for missionary women and Japanese pastors’ wives. In Japan, the stresses of culture and ministry can be extreme. We estimate that a large percentage (perhaps 80 %) of women missionaries and pastor’s wives, struggle with exhaustion, discouragement, and/or

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