Monday, November 15, 2010

True Church Stories - #9


Good morning on this fine Monday...we're back again with true church stories!  I've gotten a lot of great feedback on these.  Thanks to those who have let me know how much you're enjoying them.  I'll share some more this week and then re-visit the topic now and again as I think of ones to share.  There are so many in my storehouse of memories of 23 years, it really could be it's own blog.  But I need a new blog like I need a hole in the head so I'll just keep posting them here once in a while.  :)  

Back when Dustin was born we were youth pastoring in New Jersey.  A few months after he was born a new family became part of the church.  I was standing in the foyer of the church holding Dustin and the wife approached me and said, "Oh he's so precious...when did you adopt him?"

I was really puzzled by her question, as he's not adopted.  I said, "Um...he's not adopted.  He's our natural child.  Why do you ask?"

She blushed, looked really uncomfortable and said, "ohhhhh...I, ahhhh...didn't know...I mean, I just didn't realize...um...I just didn't think pastors......................"

It began to dawn on me where she was headed and I couldn't believe it...

She finally spit it out in language she was comfortable with..."I didn't think pastors had...you know...relations..."

SERIOUSLY???

So, being the bold person that I am I said, "So why on earth would we marry someone that we weren't going to be intimate with?  Why not just have a bunch of  best friends?"

She said, "I thought you guys were basically the same as priests but that protestants were allowed to marry just for companionship."

Yeah....we're had a LOT of companionship over these years.  :)  LOL

4 comments:

Melissa said...

ROTFL!!!! Boy I needed this laugh! That is the funniest thing I have ever heard..or close to it :)

Rhonda said...

Oh my...I think I can imagine who that was :)

Deanna said...

Actually I don't think you know this lady, Rhonda...it happened at Calvary AG in NJ. Did this happen at GT in Ohio too and I am just having a peri-menopausal brain warp? If this happened twice I'm just going to ROFL all over again. Oh my.

"The FresHope Place" Women's Ministry Center said...

I am LOVING these stories!
I can so relate to the many stories of my own down through the years. Thanks so much for posting!