IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO BE A FIRST LADY…VERY DIFFICULT

Some things just shouldn’t be made into a reality show!  After all, What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?

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In the latest twist on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,”  a new TLC show focuses on a quintet of women whose husbands are preachers. TLC…The learning Channel. What are we learning here? Is it that first lady’s are, to use popular vernacular, “ratchet”? Is it that some first lady’s and pastors will sell out to gain fame in the world, even at the expense of the church?

I thought blaxploitation was over! Looks like it just relocated to ATL! C’mon now Atlanta, you can do better. Don’t believe me? Let’s see what Twitter has to say:

FYI!! This new show #sisterhood is not a good depiction of Pastors & their wives!! I’m a pastor’s wife & I don’t gossip w/ other ladies  @sabrina_jackson

It hurts because those that are weak in faith & non-believers will see #Sisterhood as another opportunity to see Christians as hypocritical.   @God_iz_so_good

Do those in ministry truly understand the real cost of walking out their assignment. I won’t quote a lot of scripture, because on the first episode it was clearly not welcomed, however, I would like to send a copy of 2 Timothy 2 to all parties involved if you can forward me the contact info.

Now, don’t get me wrong, there is some good to come out of this show.  You actually see Christian marriages in process: husbands and wives who love God and who are dealing with everyday struggles such as finances, teenagers, ministry, and extended-family issues.  And there was real-talk about sex with teens.  It just was not enough  to offset the wrong. On twitter last night a pastor said that we should not be quick to judge the couples on the show because he knew them and they were good people. My response was, that I agreed about not being to quick to judge them. I also reminded said pastor, that there will be an awfully lot of good people in hell.

In the words of pastor’ wife Ivy Couch, “It’s very difficult to be a First Lady…Very Difficult!” Maybe too difficult for television!

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“Thou shall not take the Lord’s name in vain’” (Exodus 20:7).

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