It is noteworthy that Pastors want to counsel people about their family life when 40 % of pastors marriages are 'on the rocks'. It has also been said that pastors show more interest in their ministries than their families. You have pastors who abuse their spouses whether verbally, sexually, emotionally, physically as well as neglect. Does such a pastor have the spiritual or moral right to speak about family life? Let us talk about this.

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You know this is very true but what is concerning is this, when others know what is going on and do nothing about it. Yes we would expect that pastor to step down, not counsel, seek help, get right, but as long as he thinks no one knows then he continues to do. Does he have the moral right to speak about family life great question, a WHOLE lot of me wants to say No but then there is a smal part that feels like God will WHIP HIS TAIL the whole while allowing him to get His message out to someone that needs it.
Well put and thank you for your input.
Does it make it right because she still preaches.There is only one person and on book which set the standards on how we are to live. I do thank you for your input keep them coming.
Is it our place to question our Shepherds? I am in no way saying that what goes on in their own lives is ok. Abuse in any form is never ok. GOD brings persons to open shame when they try to hide behind HIM and do things that are out of HIS will. These Pastors/Preachers/Ministers/Prohets/Counselors were placed there by GOD. However, we must first understand they are yet man and will make mistakes. I agree w/everyone's concern but I agree moreso w/Sis. Hamel. Stand in their shoes... They go thru and take on a lot!

I feel that we are not supposed to look upon the 'man' and judge what GOD has charged him to do. I just don't think that is 'my' place because I feel I may be questioning GOD.

Everyone suffers trials. Just because GOD said for one to be a Pastor/Shepherd, HE didn't say they wouldn't go thru trials. When people get into situations that they haven't dealt w/before just because it was handled differently from what we would have handled it, doesn't mean it was handled wrong. Even if a Pastor did succomb to that serious of a situation, they yet need our prayers not our scrutiny. None of us are perfect. We need more love & compassion for one another.

Love covers a multitude of fault, remember????
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FAMILY IS IN ALL PRACTICALITY AND ESSENCE A GROUP OF PERSONS RELATED BY MARRIAGE AND BLOOD TIES AND {GENERALLY ]LIVING TOGETHER IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD. IN THE WESTERN WORLD , I HAVE LEARNED THE FAMILY TRADITIONALLY
CONSISTS OF A MAN AND HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN. IN BIBLICAL TIMES, HOWEVER, THE FAMILY, ESPECIALLY IF THE MAN WAS WEALTHYAND COULD THEREFORE HAVE MORE THAN ONE WIFE. IN THE ANCIENT WORLD, THE EXTENDED FAMILY COULD INCLUDE ANY OR ALL OF THESE CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS: THE MAN AND HIS WIFE OR WIVES; HIS CONCUBINES OR FEMALE SLAVES; HIS SONS AND UNMARRIED DAUGHTERS; THE WIVES OF THE SONS..;GRANDCHILDREN;AGED PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS.OTHERS LIVING IN THE SAME HOME AND CONSIDERED AS PART OF THE FAMILY. THIS COULD INCLUDE SERVANTS AND THEIR CHILDREN AND ALIENS, OR STRANGERS ETC. AFTER GOD CRETED ADAM HE DECLARED IT IS NOT GOOD FOR MAN TO BE ALONE {GEN2:18}.THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE WAS APPROVED AND SANCTIONED BY JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH {MATT. 19:4-6}. GOD EMPHATICALLY ALLOWED US TO KNOW THAT THE FAMILY BE HARMONIOUS, WHERE LOVE FOR GOD AND NEIGHBOR ARE INSTILLED{ DEUT. 6:6-9}. OLD TESTAMENT BELIEVERS WERE INSTRUCTED NOT TO MARRY FOREIGNERS WHO WOULD HINDER THEIR FAITH AND BRIG STRIFE TO THE MARRIAGE {EX. 34:13-16;DEUT.7:3-4}.LIKEWISE THE APOSTLE PAUL COMMANDED THE NEWTESTAMENT BELIEVERS," DO NOT BE UNEQUALLY YOKED TOGETHER WITH UNVELIEVERS"{2COR. 6:14} I SUBMIT TO YOU WITH ALL CANDOR AND RESEARCH MARRIAGE IS AN INSTITUTION THAT IS PART OF THE HOLY EXPECTATIONS OF GOD....................OH YES , WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION IN THE SANCTITY OF A BELIEVER AND THE SACREDNESS OF GOD, TO GIVE CREEDANCE AND OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORD.......IT IS BUILT WITHIN THE BODY OF HIS WORD AND THE BODY OF CHRIST! MANY TIMES HIS HONOR WAS DISRESPECTED 1KING 11:3 JUST AN EXAMPLE WHERE SOLOMON DISOBEYED GOD`S COMMANDMENT. I SHALL PRESENT TOMORROW THE POSITION OF THE FATHER ETC.YES A PASTOR SHOULD RESPECT HISFAMILY JUST AS ANY ONE ELSE HOW CAN HE LEAD WHERE HE DOES NOT GO!! IT IS ESSENTIAL TO BE A MAN THAT WILL NOT ABUSE A WOMAN OR HIS WIFE PERIOD ,FOR AS MEN WE SETAN EXEMPLIFICATION BEFORE OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR COUNTRY!! ABOVE ALL WE SET A MORAL AND SPIRITUAL EXEMPLIFICATION BEFORE GOD!!!!!!!!
Apostle, the bible says that pastors are to be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, NOT VIOLENT, not greedy for money, but gentle, not QUARRELSOME, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverance (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, HOW WILL HE TAKE CARE OF THE CHURCH?) not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the DEVIL!! I Timothy 3:2-6 GOD appointed the man as the head of the family, and he is charged to accept and serve this role, not as a TYRANT but as a servant under GOD's assignment and subject to His holy and loving Spirit.
So if they are under the authority of GOD, then they should be directly in line with the WORD of GOD and they should be living a life of obedience. When GOD trust His sheep into our care it is a priviledge and we should be constantly seeking GOD for order and direction about how to deal with His sheep. Abusive pastors should not have the priviledge to continue in their roles of covering GOD's sheep. They should not have that honor anymore until some counselling, repenting, and healing have taken place. It's not fair nor healthy to teach or preach what you are not living; especially when you are an abuser!!!!!!!!!!
@Evangelist A. Titus. I Totally agree with you.

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