Honesty Precious as Air: Katherine Willis Pershey

Honesty Precious as Air: Katherine Willis Pershey

"I sent Benjamin to the first appointment alone because--and now I laugh--I was convinced that he was the problem," writes our guest Katherine Willis Pershey. "Perhaps there was no better proof that I, too, was a problem. I had the audacity to believe I could sit out marriage counseling."

The courage to admit we are hurting or in need of healing does not come easily. As a young woman pastor, however, the pressures to pretend everything is perfect are especially intense. In her frank and engaging reflections, collected in the volume Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family, Pershey pulls back the curtain on her anxieties, struggles, and growth as a spouse, pastor, and mother.

Pershey is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and is the associate minister of the First Congregational Church in Western Springs, Illinois. She blogs regularly here.

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