P 158 Living as a Clergy Spouse: How to Align the Daily Reality with Your Personal Identity (2019)


While the term ‘clergy spouse’ might carry overtones of the traditional vicar’s wife, diverse gender roles and career options mean that there is no longer a single blueprint for being married to clergy. 

In this fluid context, it is vital for clergy spouses to be grounded in the authentic truth of who they are. This practical guide offers tools to explore and embrace core identity, and to examine the day-to-day reality of what it is to be a clergy spouse. It unpacks the choices that are open and outlines the conversations to have as a couple to enable flourishing and safeguard well-being.

"I think it’s really useful. The work-book approach, helping a clergy spouse in a journey of greater self-understanding, is very helpful indeed; while there are  lots of relevant insights, the tools provided to help people think things through for themselves will add value and impact greatly" Ven Rick Simpson, Archdeacon of Auckland

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Author: Matthew Caminer

Matthew Caminer is the author of ‘A Clergy Husband’s Survival Guide’ and ‘Curacies and How to Survive Them.’ He is a regular guest speaker for theological colleges, vocation teams and clergy spouse groups. A retired management consultant, he is married to a Church of England minister and is heavily involved in church music.

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