Are you married to the ministry or at least the minister?
I have noticed that there are three kinds of us women who are married to ministering men.
These are the women who work right along side their man. They are partnered with him shoulder to shoulder. They don’t mind having a visible teaching or leadership position.
These women would likely be about the work with or without their husband. They do it because of who they are, not because of who they are married to.
When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching boldly in the synagogue, they took him aside and explained the way of God even more accurately. Acts 18:26
Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in the ministry of Christ Jesus. Rom. 16:3
These are the women whose work is supporting their man. They don’t want the spotlight. We might not even know their names, but their work is vital to keeping their man of God strengthened and motivated.
Don’t we have the right to bring a Christian wife with us as the other apostles and the Lord’s brothers do, and as Peter does? 1 Cor. 9:5
There are women who don’t want to be Priscillas or Mrs. Peters. They are just married to a man who happens to be a preacher, pastor or minister. They approach their marriage the same way that some women do who are married to bankers, doctors or business men. They aren’t interested in what people think of them. They don’t consider their role in their husband’s effectiveness. They aren’t really into his ministry or being part of the growth of the kingdom.
Paul says watch it if you are that woman.
Smack dab in the middle of the character sketches of elders and deacons we find this verse in 1 Tim. 3:11:
In the same way, their wives must be respected and must not slander others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do. NLT
In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. NIV
Wives of ministering men have qualifications. We have to be worthy of respect from our men and the church. We must be faithful in everything to our men and the church. We should be deemed trustworthy by our men and the church.
If you are married to the ministry, what kind of woman are you?