It’s a different thing, being a pastor’s kid. My mom wasn’t a PK – she was an MK, missionary kid. I wasn’t either, but my parents were ministry directors at our church in various seasons. Everyone expects pastors to have it all together (and everyone sees when they don’t!). But the thing is, pastors are normal people. They have normal, broken lives, just like everyone else. They can (and do!) make the same mistakes. They can have the same parenting problems. Sometimes, it can be worse, because it is easy for a pastor, as the spiritual leader, to miss out on accountability and close friendships. And pastors’ kids? Everyone knows who you are. Sometimes it can feel like you can’t make any mistakes, or can’t share what your family is going through. Some parents handle this better than others! Even though I’ve been surrounded by pastors’ kids my whole life, Love and Other Mistakes introduced me to two pastors’ kids that will tug on your heart.
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