Won Without Words
winning the marriage you desire through wisdom

Shari Popejoy


December 2, 2014

She’s Not Your Typical Pastor’s Wife

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Cheryl writes at blog.wonwithoutwords.com

Well, okay, she is.

She is sweet and kind. She makes you feel special. You never feel like she’s judging you. She is a soft place to land.

She is a safe place to vent. She will listen and love.

I’ve never heard her speak a word of criticism or complaint or slander or gossip.

She’s a hard worker, always showing up to help and lend a hand to Oktoberfest or Trunk or Treat or the Bible study for the Blind, or the Ladies Meeting.

She is a helpmate to her husband, and every time he calls her, she responds.

Oh, and she is a Bible scholar. I’m pretty sure she has studied Greek . . . and Hebrew.

She is a great role model. She is a wonderful mother of five–you know the type. I mean, I think her son graduated debt free from college with a 4.0+ grade point average, all while getting his pilot’s license and attending the Focus on the Family Institute.  And her oldest daughter is set to get her bachelor’s degree before she turns twenty. All of her daughters could be models, and her son is a model child–so polite and handsome–and smart–and– well, you get the picture.

Now, Cheryl is blushing, and protesting, and wishing I wouldn’t overstate the obvious. Because Cheryl is so honest and forthright that she will probably correct that last paragraph. Her son might have only gotten a 3.99998, and her daughter might turn twenty sometime in her senior year-or the day before graduation.

But, the point is, that Cheryl is one of the most beautiful women I know, and the longer I’ve known her, the more I’ve noticed that her beauty escapes her heart and shines on her face and her personality.

And she’s not just a mom or a pastor’s wife, but she is a woman who has devoted herself to others, and in the process has become even more beautiful.

Through creating she has become creative.

Through birthing babies, she has birthed greater potential in her soul.

And she has so much to share with us, because she has learned to freely give, continuing to birth and create, and to mother all of us women–in the spirit of sisterhood. And I won’t even tell you about her athletic skills, or her prowess at the range (and I’m not talking about a cooktop). She is multi-facted, and beautiful from every angle.

One of the reasons I love her so is because she has been a loyal and faithful friend to me–and now I am so proud that I get to share my dear friend with you. Who knew that she was also a talented and gifted writer? You can read her column  Five Kids, Two Dogs, and a Man of the Cloth here.

Here are some of my favorite articles by Cheryl!

Her humor and grace come through in her articles, and I am so happy to introduce you to my dear friend, Cheryl.

Cheryl writes at blog.wonwithoutwords.com

About the Author

Shari Popejoy
Shari Popejoy is the author of the book Won Without Words, and the blog Won Without Words, encouragement to wives. She writes the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for young people, and the blog Oh Joy!, (injoyinc.com/oh/) for busy moms. She is a frequent contributor to Christian print and online magazines, and writes from the quiet country of the Ozarks, where she lives with her husband, Marc, and their three children. You can find out all about her at sharipopejoy.com!


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