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The Pastor's Wife (2011)

The story is based on the real-life 2006 media sensation where Mary Winkler murdered her small-town preacher husband.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Winkler
Steve Farese Sr.
Matthew Winkler
Dan Winkler
Diane Winkler
Hannah Winkler
Emily Winkler
Elizabeth Rice
Walt Freeland
Dr. Lynn Zager
Mark McConchie ...
Judge Weber McCraw
Tara Bayless
Donna White ...
Millie Anderson
Gene Castle
Debbie Johnson


The story is based on the real-life 2006 media sensation where Mary Winkler murdered her small-town preacher husband.

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Release Date:

5 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Esposa do Pastor  »

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The Pastor's wife
22 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I was a member of a Baptists church for over 2 years. The Pastor's Wife portrays a fairly accurate account of the women in my church who firmly believe that the men in the family have the final say. The wedding vows too are fairly accurate in as much as the 'love, honour and obey' that were originally 'standard' vows. The pastor (or minister) in my church, although young was not (to my knowledge) violent, nor abusive. However he had little or no knowledge of domestic abuse as he had been raised in a non-violent atmosphere. His views were outdated though, because he constantly informed me that no matter how I was treated (or ill-treated), my role as wife was to be submissive, understanding and non-judgemental. My ex treated me okay (in public) behind closed doors, I too was subjected to verbal abuse both by him and his parents. The minister in my church did inform me that if I chose to 'abandon' the marriage, I too would be ostracized by the church. I chose to leave and (as promised) was ostracized.

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