Nurselucy, I struggled with what you wrote. My initial response was a desire to pound an angry reubuttal on my keyboard. I did stop to count to 10 and pray a bit…
Not sure if you were one of those “super mom’s” or not (I’m guessing you retired from nursing). I would consider your point of view one that is a perhaps a relic from the past that assumes a man is a better pastor (a) because he has his wife behind him and (b) well, because he’s a man.
I know great women pastors who are married, and great women pastors who are single, and great women pastors who are single, but have kids. And I know some women pastors who aren’t so great. I know some great male pastors who are married and those who are single and who are single but with kids - and I know some male pastors who aren’t so great.
Lastly, I honestly don’t know what to make of this: “I sincerely hope that women deciding to be Pastors and the men behind the thinking of all of this…”
- are you saying that it’s men that are behind pushing women to be pastors? How come you think that women either (a) don’t have a mind of their own and (b) must dance to the tune of what a man thinks? It doesn’t sound at all like you read the author’s impassioned explanation as to who she is as both a Seventh-day Adventist and a person called to ministry. As if her ministry is somehow less than a man’s because it’s possible that her husband (assuming she has one or is “required” to have one) won’t support her enough.
Perhaps I’m reading more into what you wrote than you intended. If so, I apologize.
I have two daughters ages 20 and 15. I want them to do whatever they feel called by God to do - and I don’t think a bunch of old men should dictate what that should be.