Jennifer, who volunteers at a crisis pregnancy center, has waited years for a baby. Why is it so easy for girls like Jessica to get pregnant -- and so hard for her? Is it possible to want a baby too much?
Lisa's teenage daughter, Callie, is giving her the silent treatment. And her attitude at church -- when she goes -- majorly stinks. The board already criticizes her husband's ministry. What will they say now?
Mimi is overwhelmed. Baby Milo cries continually until she's so tired she can't see straight. Will anybody ever see her for her -- not just as a mom and a house slave?
Felicia's four-year-old, Nicholas, is biting people again. And the timing couldn't be worse...especially when Felicia's boss is about to close her Cincinnati PR office.
Then there's the snobby Katherine Katt, who's determined to lord it over them all....
A WORD FROM THE WIVES...
Mimi thought of her kids -- especially her second child, MJ. If she instituted a naughty corner, he'd basically end up living there. She could set up a small cot and etch the words MJ's Naughty Corner right into the wall. "If we could only have a naughty corner for ornery church members..." Jennifer said with a mischievous smile. -- Mimi
"Sometimes I look at my family and at the ministry and wonder if the sacrifice is too great. We're doing all this for God's kingdom...but, in the process, losing our daughter. Is it worth it? Is this really what God had in mind? I don't know." -- Lisa
"You listen to me, Kitty. If you tell Sam that secret, I'll tell Norm your secret!" -- Jennifer
"Hey, how tough can being a stay-at-home mom be, really? I ran a public relations office; I'm used to challenges. This should be a piece of cake." -- Felicia
Ginger Kolbaba is the author of numerous books, including The 5 Sex Needs of Men and Women, A Matter of Wife and Death, Desperate Pastors' Wives, and Refined by Fire, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was a 2005 Gold Medallion finalist. Ginger has worked on the editorial staff of Leadership journal, a publication for pastors, as an associate editor of MP's sister publication Today's Christian Woman, and as assistant editor of Preaching Today. She is a contributing editor for Focus on the Family magazine and has published hundreds of articles. Ginger lives with her husband, Scott, and beloved Doberman in Chicagoland.