There is an undeniable reality that when you are in some form of visible leadership, criticism is inevitable. As a StuMinWife, even though you may consider yourself more of a “behind the scenes” person in ministry, the people in your church will see you as just as much a part of leadership as your husband. So, when people in your church are unhappy about some part of your husband’s ministry, it makes sense that, as his wife, people will lump you into that criticism as well. Not only will they lump you into the criticism, some people may even come straight to you with criticism about your husband if they find you to be a safe person to unload their criticism on. What is important, however, is learning how to handle criticism of your husband when it happens. Here are a couple of “don’ts” to help you navigate through those situations when they arise.