Dating female ministers

We’ve got a lot in commong: We’re both young women who like to laugh and have recently launched our careers. She loves her church – the congregation has been welcoming and supportive.

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And when people did find out she was a pastor, they’d often give suggestions on how to better lead her church, or how she could improve her marketing – and that's not what she needed.

Then, she started exchanging messages with a man who was a professor. "I’m a Baptist minister." But this man was different – he understood, because he’d grown up on the mission field in Africa.

At first, she was open about being a pastor, but that didn't go over too well.

"So then, I started saying I’m an executive, which I am," she said.

Before there was a folk singer by that name, James Taylor was a professor of preaching.

This veteran teacher of preachers held forth in classrooms at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for many years.

There is the story of David and Bathsheba (II Samuel chapter 11), which came after David’s struggle to become king had succeeded and life had gotten easy for him.

His “ministry” was damaged permanently and his usefulness to God greatly diminished.

Timothy was a young pastor, and therefore needed to be forewarned about this kind of temptation.

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