I wanted to respond to another thread, but knew it would derail it. So I started this one. I've heard a lot of people talk about women who were called to be a pastor's wife. I personally disagree. I believe a woman can be called to be a wife, but not a pastor's wife, missionary's wife, etc. My main objection is this: a woman is called to be a pastor's wife, and marries someone who is a pastor in training. He e eventually pastors for a few years, then feels God's call to go into evangelism or the mission field. What is she to do then? "Sorry, I'm called to be a Pastor's wife, so I have to leave you." Now, don't get me wrong. It takes a special woman to be a pastor's wife. I believe when God calls a pastor, He is calling the couple. I believe that God can change his calling to the couple mid-ministry. I am not talking about that. I am speaking specifically about young unmarried girls who make the statement, "I am called to be a pastor's (evangelist's, missionary's, etc) wife, without even knowing who her future husband is. If you are truly called to be a pastor's wife, what happens when/if your husband's calling changes?