Let's discuss the pros and cons(real and perceived) of a single man, who is pastoring a small church, renting a basement apartment (self-sufficient w/kitchen bathroom, entrance, etc.) from an older widow who was married herself to a pastor. I know in Elisha'as case there is biblical precedent for this! The man could use an affordable place to live. The lady could use the rental income to supplement a meager existence. Should the potential for wrongful gossip and it's accompanying potential hindrance to his ministry be enough to not pursue this option?