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Embracing Authenticity: Lady Laura Simon "The Real "Preachyz Wife" Shares the Gritty Realities of Ministry Life

This week, Lisa is flying solo with special guest Lady Laura Simon ( author of Did She Say That Out Loud?: A Non-Traditional Look at a Pastor's Wife's Life, as they dive into the realities of ministry life. There's no sugarcoating it - being a pastor's wife can be tough. The pressure to be perfect, the constant scrutiny, the challenges of raising kids in the public eye. It's a lot to handle. But one woman is boldly stepping up to the plate and sharing the real, unfiltered story.

"I'm a Believer in Being Transparent and Authentic" - Laura Simon

In this episode of Coffee Chat, the remarkable Laura Simon joins Lisa for an intimate conversation about her 31-year journey as a pastor's wife. And let's just say, she's not holding back.

"I'm a believer in being transparent and authentic," Laura declares. From navigating the "fishbowl" of ministry life to weathering marital troubles, this woman lays it all out there. "We're in a fishbowl and no one wants to talk about it. And so I'm going to talk about it."

Navigating the Fishbowl: Challenges of Life in the Spotlight

But Laura's openness doesn't stop there. She's also incredibly selective about who gets to see the full, unedited version of her life.

"I don't tell them anything I can't say myself," she says of her tight-knit posse of friends. These are the people who know the good, the bad, and the ugly - and love her through it all.

Never Too Old for Purpose: Embracing Transition at Any Age

And just when you think Laura's story couldn't get any more inspiring, she shares her plans to pursue a master's degree and become a licensed marriage and family therapist. At 58 years young, this woman is proving that you're never too old for God's purpose.

"When did we get old?" Laura laughs. Honey, we're just getting started!

This episode is going to have you laughing, crying, and everything in between. Laura's heart is wide open, and we can't wait for you to soak it all in.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a cup of coffee and settle in, because this is one conversation you won't want to miss. And be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode - you never know what other amazing stories we have in store!

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