The original article is titled “The Plight of Mrs. Pastor”, as it comes from a Protestant lawyer/church conflict mediator, but it all is pretty much the same for an Orthodox presbytera.
Depression and other such challenges are rampant among clergy wives of all sorts of faith groups. As this blogger putsit:
the “ugly reality of the church…it is filled…FILLED with flawed, broken people who behave badly and who desperately need the Spirit of God and each other. Those people hurt ministers. That is a fact of ministry.”
Read the rest of his blog post here on the blog so nicely titled “The Church Whisperer.”