This book is addressed to the wives of clergy, who find themselves often approached for help by parishioners. Counseling is not a stated function of parsonage mistresses, but it is often one that they cannot avoid. The author, who is on the staff of the Family Counseling Center at Purdue University, and has written an earlier study of The Minister's Wife, undertakes to give these women guidance in their efforts to prepare themselves to carry on their counseling task effectively. In the process he offers instruction that may be of help to the clerical wife in working through her own problems as a woman and as a colleague of her husband whose role is often uncertain but always demanding. The book makes helpful reading for those to whom it is addressed, but it might also be read with profit by pastoral relations committees in churches and by many members of the congregation.