I got married six months ago, and my wife and I are members of an ultra-conservative Southern Baptist church in Mississippi. For years I have resisted God's call upon my life to vocational Christian ministry, and am now taking steps to rededicate myself to this. Before Christmas I talked to the associate pastor of our church; and he gave me some pretty disheartening news. Because my wife was married before she met me, and she claims her first marriage ended because her first husband was being abusive toward her, this associate pastor told me that I would have a difficult, though not impossible, task of finding a church because of the issue of my wife being previously married--even though the divorce was not her fault. In fact she thinks that her ex-husband is now deceased because she says he had some brain tumor when they were married. Does this mean that I should give up trying to minister in an SBC church?