Monday, November 20, 2006

Quoting without comment

Most pastors I know do not have satisfying, free, sexual conversations and liberties with their wives. At the risk of being even more widely despised than I currently am, I will lean over the plate and take one for the team on this. It is not uncommon to meet pastors’ wives who really let themselves go; they sometimes feel that because their husband is a pastor, he is therefore trapped into fidelity, which gives them cause for laziness. A wife who lets herself go and is not sexually available to her husband in the ways that the Song of Songs is so frank about is not responsible for her husband’s sin, but she may not be helping him either. (Mark Driscoll)
See the whole post here...

Since I'm not (yet) a pastor, nor am I a pastor's wife, I'll not comment. Ooohhh, I'd like to. But I'll practice biting my tongue and go reread James... HOWEVER -- you, my friend, visiting this blog have a choice to comment with a personal (but Christ-filled) thought, so feel free...

Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God's righteousness doesn't grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. [James 1:19-21, The Message]

From our home to yours...
Deb

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the best response is this quote from Rich Mullins:

* “I had a prof one time… He said, ‘Class, you will forget almost everything I will teach you in here, so please remember this: that God spoke to Balaam through his ass, and He has been speaking through asses ever since. So, if God should choose to speak through you, you need not think too highly of yourself. And, if on meeting someone, right away you recognize what they are, listen to them anyway’.”

DebD said...

Lord have mercy!

I'm glad I'm not his wife.

Deb

Magdalene6127 said...

Oh my. Yes. That's why brother Haggard sought a male prostitute. Because his wife of 25 years doesn't look 25 years old.

WHERE is this addressed in the Song of Songs?

(O) for you Deb. Thanks for writing!

Mags

Anonymous said...

WHaaaaaaaaaa??? (SPEWING COFFEE...)

OK. Now that's just wrong. But I hope that dear Mr. Driscoll (is he a "Rev"? his website does not say) is complimenting his wife from the text. I am sure she would love to hear "Your hair is like a flock of goats
descending from Mount Gilead." (song of songs 1:4) That would sure put me in the mood...

It would be "biblical," after all...

Mrs. M said...

That enormous BOOM you just heard was my head exploding...

Mrs. M said...

I was so stunned by your post that I forgot to ask-- did you enjoy the OSU / Michigan game on Saturday?!?

Crysaly said...

Thanks for posting Deb...this is true about ANY marriage. It needed to be said in the Christian circle too.

Deb said...

Did I enjoy the game Saturday? OH YES! :)

d

Psalmist said...

Kinda clears your sinuses, don't it?

FWIW, Driscoll has published a response to his critics, in which he says he in no way intended that quote to refer to Haggard's wife. He wasn't just real clear on which other wives he meant by that. Oh, and he also apologized for being misinterpreted, though not for anything he said.

Yes, he's considered a pastor, though whether technically "The Rev." or not is not clear to me.

Gag...

On a brighter note, Deb, thanks for your visit to my place, and a (o) and {{{hug}}} right back atcha!

hipastorzwife2B said...

Oh wow.
So, he's airing his "laundry" I guess. Disturbing.

LutheranChik said...

One of my pastorly friends quotes an old seminary prof's advice to him: "If one person calls you a jackass, forget about it. If two people call you a jackass, you might want to think about it for awhile. If three people call you a jackass, you'd better start looking for some hay."

Methinks Driscoll needs to head down to the Feed-n-Seed.

revabi said...

Mark has taken a lot of hits for his writings and sayings.
I guess I am in big trouble for not being a Song of Solomon wife, but so what.

I like what anonymous said.