Every month we feature an After the Boxes are Unpacked group. These groups are offering friendship, connection, and the path to emotional well-being and spiritual growth for women who have been uprooted by a move.
Renee Gibbs, Group Leader
Our class was full of women who have come to Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) with their husbands who are studying for ministry in the Lutheran Church (LCMS). This was our 26th class over the past 19 years; so many women have been blessed by Susan and Just Moved Ministry! The Seminary purchases books for all the in-coming wives since they see the value in helping the women adjust quickly. If they can have a good experience while their husbands study, this can help in their adjustment to life as pastors' wives. It has always been my deep joy to get to know the women in the class and to love on them while here.
A few quotes from them:
"I really loved that the class provided a safe, judgment-free place to meet the women and truly share our hearts and get to really know each other."
"I loved connecting with the other women and understanding what a move can put you through. It helped me pin-point and articulate what was making the move hard."
" I appreciated meeting people, feeling less alone, and having something to look forward to; I liked the "Show and Tell" part too, where we each brought something from our past."
"It helped me talk through some things with my husband."
"It helped me feel more comfortable, knowing friendly faces around campus and building friendships."
Spotlight your After the Boxes Are Unpacked group!
To spotlight your After the Boxes Are Unpacked group, please provide the following info:
1) Church, military installation or neighborhood name, city, and state
2) Group Leader’s Name
3) A few sentences describing how God has used the study in the lives of women and/or the impact it's had on your church or community
4) web site address, if applicable
By Email: PauletteMiller@JustMoved.org
Group Photos: attach a photo to your email. We love sharing pictures that show your group enjoying each other. Be creative!
Please send your non-returnable photo to:
Just Moved Ministry
Attn: JoAnn Smith
8010 E. Morgan Trail, Suite 7
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 USA