Why didnt you go with this person to the male counsellor? Just wondering.
There were certain issues she didn’t want to reveal. Nor should she have to
tell two people, when one qualified person would do.
Men are not expected to have someone sit in with them when they go to see a male
church councillor. Why should a woman.
I suppose the answer is to have female pastors, leaders and Councillors.
But then that stirs up the “women can’t be in positions of authority” debate.
Can’t win really, but caught in the middle are women who are not getting the
pastoral care they need.
As for comments about pastors wives helping, few pastors wives have the same
theology degrees, go on the same counselling courses, attend the same pastoral
training as their husbands, why should women have to put up with second best.
The other thing, not all pastors wives are into pastoring the women in church.
We have four pastors, two of the wives have secular jobs as nurses and don’t do
much in the church.
One is elderly now and stepped back from church ministry. She never did much
pastoral care anyway.
The forth is younger and 4 children to juggle and family life.