Are there any other p.k.'s, m.k.'s out there that grew tired of being treated different than everybody else was in the church? Did you notice people were quick to criticize the "pk's" for some perceived wrong while the deacon's kids got away with murder? I think there should be some sort of organization in the Baptist denomination that helps preacher and missionary families cope with the tremendous pressure put on them by their "fellow Christians". By the way, don't just say the organization WMU was for the preacher's wife because I have seen things some in this group did toward my mother that weren't uplifting to her or our family. My father, who is a Southern Baptist preacher and has been one for about 50 years, once jokingly told me there are 3 years in a Baptist Preacher's ministry at a Southern baptist church, 1st year is adoration, 2nd year is toleration, and 3rd year in annihilation. However, I know there are churches out there (of course I know we the people are the church)that do act this way toward their preachers and the preachers family. I personally witnessed things at business meetings that distressed me as a young child. Even to this day, I have trouble trusting fellow christians until I've gotten to know them for a long, long, time. Proabably, even then, I still have reservations about them. I was so distressed with everything I saw at various churches my father had pastored, I made a vow that I wouldn't marry a preacher because I didn't want to experience what my mom did as a preacher's wife nor did I want my children to face the hyprocrisy leveled toward them just because they were pk's!! I did, however, marry a man that became a deacon in the church and no one hassled our deacons kids, thats for sure!Anyways, I was wondering if anyone out there had similar experiences as a pk or mk.