Pastors’ Wives and Coaches’ Wives

I am so excited to share this final video in the series of book promotions! My friend and Pastor’s wife, Lori was with me the weekend the first idea sparked for Lessons from the Sidelines. As we chatted in between breaks at a writers’ conference we bonded over the similarities in our lives including the fact that we use similar language on our busiest day of the week. Lori and her husband refer to Sundays as “game day”. She explains this in the video!

Lori is not only an authentic writer and intentional thinker, but she also loves Jesus deeply and it is clear in her thoughts and choices that she is striving to reflect her Savior in everything she chooses to pursue.

Lori refers to Elisabeth Elliot during our time. Here are two quotes I found that struck me as challenging. If you haven’t read anything by this author sh is one to add to your list!

“If your faith rests in your idea of how God is supposed to answer your prayers, your idea of heaven here on earth or pie in the sky or whatever, then that kind of faith is very shaky and is bound to be demolished when the storms of life hit it. But if your faith rests on the character of Him who is the eternal I AM, then that kind of faith is rugged and will endure.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Suffering Is Never for Nothing

“Whatever is in the cup that God is offering to me, whether it be pain and sorrow and suffering and grief along with the many more joys, I’m willing to take it because I trust Him.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Suffering Is Never for Nothing

Enneagram Information

Lori and I both acknowledge that going beyond the initial test with the enneagram and learning about the tool has been a huge help as we’ve worked to learn more about ourselves.

I’ve partnered with Megan from Dauntless Grace Ministries to provide enneagram resources for Lessons from the Sidelines readers both in my book and my Mighty Network!


We all need a support network. One of the things I talk about in Lessons from the Sidelines is the fact that moving into a new community is lonely, but there are people outside of the coaching world who understand the challenges we face. Military families, ministry families. and coaching families all face a pressure that comes with leading in the public eye under pressure. It’s not the exact same. However, it’s similar enough that as wives we can build community bridges and support networks where ever we live is we are willing to step out and take some risks.

I wrap up the three key take aways from our conversation at the very end!

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Lessons from the Sidelines front cover final

As the wife of a football coach, Beth Walker encourages women whose families are in the public eye to pursue their own callings even as they support their husbands’ careers and ministries. Through her own personal stories as well as interviews with other women who are also living just outside their husbands’ limelight, Beth shows it’s possible to do both.

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