How the Other Half Lives: The Challenges Facing Clergy Spouses and Partners (Fredrickson & Smith)


How the Other Half Lives addresses the challenges clergy spouses and partners face. It provides a basic primer for faith discussions, making it easier for them to discuss matters of the spirit with their ordained halves. Questions of different faiths, of choosing a faith community, financial problems, spiritual growth, and fostering children are some of the topics discussed.



Johnna Fredrickson, a clergy spouse, is a Christian educator who has taught in seminaries, churches, and denominational organizations. She currently serves St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Fredrickson earned her Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.

William A. Smith, Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist and clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He works in private practice in Bedford, New Hampshire, and is an adjunct instructor in the University of New Hampshire's Marriage and Family Therapy program.


Paperback: 208 pages (6 x 9 in.)