Don't blame Ted: It's his wife's fault!
Just when you think a story can't get any more bizarre . . . step forward Pastor Mark Driscoll, the president of Resurgence.com (a teaching ministry of Mars Hill Church, which Driscoll also founded). In an attempt to draw encouraging practical lessons from the Ted Haggard affair, Pastor Driscoll suggests that pastors' wives often "let themselves go", reducing their sexual availability to their husbands and leaving them open to temptation. No, I'm not making this up. He writes:
Most pastors I know do not have satisfying, free, sexual conversations and liberties with their wives. At the risk of being even more widely despised than I currently am, I will lean over the plate and take one for the team on this. It is not uncommon to meet pastors’ wives who really let themselves go; they sometimes feel that because their husband is a pastor, he is therefore trapped into fidelity, which gives them cause for laziness. A wife who lets herself go and is not sexually available to her husband in the ways that the Song of Songs is so frank about is not responsible for her husband’s sin, but she may not be helping him either.
Read it all here.