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..."
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