So where has this tradition come from? Does the fact that a woman is married to a pastor automatically make her one as well? Is there an office of 'pastor's wife'?
The interview has brought this issue to the forefront of my mind and in my opinion:
1. A wife does not automatically become a pastor just because her husband is one.
2. A pastor should not arbitrarily ordain his wife a pastor. It is possible for the wife to have a calling, but the call should be from God.
3. A wife should support her husband in every way possible in his calling, but not as some kind of queenly figure with a special chair and an entourage!
4. There's no such thing as the office of first lady in the church.
Let's put an end to these unnecessary traditions!