School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Healthy, Marriage, Ministry, Partnership
Christianity | Ethics in Religion | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Pfenninger, Arlen, "Ministry Partners: Ten Key Characteristics of A Healthy Marriage in Ministry" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1160.
In the beginning, God created a partner for man to have as they live their lives together. This partnership was created so they could work together for the kingdom God created. There has been literature written about the unhealthiness of some marriages in ministry because the pastor has neglected his or her family for the cause of Christ. There are others who have advocated a partnership in marriage ministry where the husband and wife work together as a ministry team. This thesis project presents an understanding of the healthy characteristics couples portray as they partner together in the ministry in which God has placed them. The healthiness of the ministry marriage will be determined by the willingness of both the husband and wife to accept the call of ministry within a healthy marriage.