NEW EPISODE: Men aren’t mature until 43!? What does the bible say about using artificial insemination to have a child even if you are unmarried? How is a pastor’s wife to deal with flirty women who cause temptation for her husband?
I thought the reason for not serving wine at communion was to allow those who suffer from alcoholism to participate. I don’t know about wine causing anyone to go crazy, but I have never suffered from alcoholism either. It is easier to avoid something that is not there versus refusing something that is readily available. I do agree that men are not baboons and are able to have self-control. When it comes to avoiding temptation, I find the best thing to do is find the nearest exit and quickly get out. God always provides a way out. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
…most likely there have been a few bad men who have had affairs with their clients which has given the poor reputation of men counseling female members in the church.
Our policy in our church is no woman speaks to my husband alone. They may bring their husband, father, friend, child, etc….or I will gladly sit and hear their need with them and my husband. Everyone is then protected from temptation.
I was told by one woman – “He is my pastor, and I feel like you are keeping me away from him. I should have a right to speak to my pastor” LOL He is my husband first and I AM keeping you away. Feel free to follow church policy.