Triply wrote: Every time the phone rings or a text comes in, whatever the pastor was doing with his wife or children is immediately put on ice. How can you compete with the Lord's work? Can a good pastor be a good husband?
Maybe I misunderstand you but since when is leading a family not the Lord's work? Pastor or not. A man is called to his family first, his work second. If a man loses his family he might as well step out of the ministry. No one will listen to him anyway.