What was it like to be married to a persecuted minister? Did the trials put a strain on relationships? We find out first hand from the letters that passed between Janet and John Carstairs (sometimes Carstares) while he was being pursued by the authorities. She would be imprisoned briefly herself for attending a conventicle. Her loving yet courageous words to him are especially moving.
- “Smoking Desires for Union” – The International Covenant at St Giles – SFH098
- “A Man of Many Meditations” – John Carstairs – SFH097
- Escaping from Prison – Canongate Tolbooth – SFH096
- “Such a wife, such a friend, such a counsellor” – Janet Carstairs – SFH095
- “O what a glory appears here!” – John Carstairs’ Revival Experiences – SFH094
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