Mind you in our house use of language can be the cause of much dissent. For example between scone as in "gone" and scone as in "own" or "lone" :-)
As for me the patriarchal view is just so yucky that it sticks in my throat. Remember that rather than call them selves supporters of "Male Headship" these views are marketed as "Complementarian" where men and women are equal but have different roles. With that "definition" in mind re-read the post and then tell me if you can see anything that gives you the idea that these "ladies" who are "expected to serve in their role as a pastor's wife" are equal to the pastor?
So just as a reminder here are some of the ways I picked up that show a woman is not equal:
- They can't be a pastor
- They can't "serve" men
- They serve by choosing to "pour into" people (what a truly horrible phrase)
- They can't have a job
- Their first priority is care for the home
- They have their life mapped out into seasons controlling who they should be serving.
- They have a duty to set an example of not being equal to their husband for other ladies to see.
I wonder. If your wife is not your equal then is your eye more likely to wander?