When I began seminary, my husband was
finishing, so the question du jour was, “Would you ever work
together?” To which I responded with a resounding, “NO!” We’re
too competitive, too insecure, I’d say. It would never work.
But as I moved through school and into
my first call, and he settled in first one parish and then another,
we began to see how our gifts for ministry could work together–how we could complement each other instead of compete. Our own
personal styles developed and emerged, and perhaps most importantly
we began to add a new dimension to our relationship: we began to
respect one another as a pastor.