Ever feel like the Odd Woman Out? When I became a Pastor’s wife I lost my first name. However, I continue to introduce myself by first and last name without narratives. I never say, “hello ~ I’m —- the Pastor’s wife”. No – No – No! BIG NO-NO.
But when others introduce me they always say “this is the Pastor’s wife”. Sometimes I get lucky and they insert my name at the end of the description of who I am. Sometimes, not.
Pastor’s wives have no right to their own opinions, thoughts, or ideas – particularly within the congregation and it’s circles, and especially within the community in which they live. They do, however, retain the right to be seen and not heard.
Thus, I choose to remain anonymous and provide a safe-haven for those who do the same. So Google me, if you must – you will find nothing (not that there is anything to find!) LOL!
Theologize-philosophize-politicize-idealize to your little heart’s content!