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Interviews with the ladies of TLC’s new show ‘The Sisterhood’

Christina Murray, Delana Rutherford, Tary Y. Lewis, Ivy Couch and Domonique Scott are "The Sisterhood" on TLC starting Jan. 1 at 9 p.m. CREDIT: TLC

Christina Murray, Delana Rutherford, Tary Y. Lewis, Ivy Couch and Domonique Scott are "The Sisterhood" on TLC starting Jan. 1 at 9 p.m. CREDIT: TLC

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TLC hopes blending a little Bible Belt religion into a genre better known for backbiting, verbal and physical sparring and jealousy will create alchemy in a new reality program called “The Sisterhood,” which debuts tonight at 9 p.m.

Five metro Atlanta preacher’s wives give us a look behind the curtain of lives where they feel they are held to a higher standard. Ultimately, they want to show they are regular human beings with sex lives, financial problems and dark pasts.

I don’t get the impression any were close friends before they were put together for this program. Three of them work at existing churches where their husbands are preachers. Two are without a flock. All five are married. One was part of an R&B group for a brief moment. Two are in mixed-race relationships.

In the first episode, we meet four of the five women. Three ladies clash almost immediately. Domonique Scott, whose husband lost his church after they hit financial straits, and Ivy Couch, a newlywed who was briefly in the group Xscape, go at it with Tara Y. Lewis. Tara is part of an interracial couple that came to Atlanta from Los Angeles but lost their jobs at a Dunwoody church after just six weeks.

In their view, Tara comes across as holier than thou.

Tara keeps citing scripture. The other women tell to stop being so annoyingly dogmatic.

“I love the scripture… But when we come together like this, you don’t feel the need to reference the scripture,” Ivy told Tara in the opening episode.

“One thing you’ll learn about me is I’m kingdom,” Tara said. “You can’t evangelize without the scripture… God has really graced me. That grace is in ministry.”

Tara then said her “effectiveness” in church “is unquestionable.”

“Her communication skills need a whole lot of work,” Domonique told the show cameras. “She’s bananas.”

“I always knock people off their feet,” Tara said in an interview last month. She is aware the “wives” shows are popular but refuses to watch them, saying she only seeks “positive” shows. “I really think that so many people are saddened by what they see. There is popular culture interested in something new, something fresh, something inspirational.”

She is big into physical fitness and healthy eating. She is also into HGTV shows. She only listens to Christian music.

Domonique in an interview said “reality shows can be a form of ministry.” She actually embraces watching the other “wives” shows. “I’ve learned a bit of what to do and what not do to. What to wear, what not to wear. It’s all good to me. I believe what will set us apart is our ability to be able to move forward, to agree to disagree, to be honest. And we’re all married. But we aren’t perfect. We have tax liens. We have issues.”

She said her church was relatively small, with fewer than 100 members but the recession made it even harder on them. Ultimately, they had to shut their doors. The show will reveal how she and her husband Brian will try to get back on their feet.

Ivy, in an interview, is also a fan of reality shows. “It helps me as a release, when I need to step away from the daunting, hectic things in life,”  she said. She realized doing her own reality show makes her vulnerable but feels “I’m an open book. I won’t be fake or pretentious or phony.” She said preacher’s wives are “supposed to be perfect and don’t have issues and God. That’s not the case. I’m not perfect. This is a daily struggle.”

Of all the women I talked to, she came across the most philosophical about her life.

Her past, she said, includes plenty of hard partying but doesn’t regret  her past. “I’m grateful for the struggles and mishaps and grateful for what they deem as the non wholesome. It made me a real person, a person people can relate to. I can meet you where you are.” She has worked hard not to be a people pleaser, to have her own opinions and not judge others. She hopes people who watch her don’t judge her based on shallow impressions but to get to know her over time.

Her husband’s church, Emanual Tabernacle, is based in the inner city of Atlanta and has been around for ten years with about 1,000 members. She has learned that it’s difficult to be transparent as a First Lady, as they are often dubbed. They are often whispered about and any negative actions can be blown out of proportion. The toughest part of her job, she said, “is remaining consistent and putting other people before yourself. I think if you’re self consumed, you can’t be effective.” She said when a congregant tells her about their lights being turned off, about not having enough to eat, “my issues don’t seem so pressing.”

She hopes “The Sisterhood” will bring people laughter. “Humor is needed in the church world and the secular world,” she said. “I hope people come away with seeing church people are normal and God is real. It’s going to be an interesting ride, never a dull moment.

Christina Murray gets plenty of airtime in the first episode and comes across as sweet, grounded and loving to her husband and children. She and her husband Anthony opened Oasis Family Life Church seven years ago in Paulding County and now has a mixed  group of 2,000 congregants and is growing rapidly. “I honestly feel that my husband and I are a little more cutting edge,” she said in an interview. “We’re not your typical traditional style church. My husband is transparent and real. There’s no sugarcoating.” She considers it a “very loving and embracing style ministry. The music is diverse and multicultural. It could be rock or traditional southern church gospel.”

The one lady who does not show up in the first episode but will presumably appear later is Delana Rutherford. Her church Worship With Wonders in Kennesaw is “very praise and worship. We have a soulful sound. It’s eclectic.” It opened six years ago and now draws 500 people a week on Sunday. It began in a movie theater but now has a 27,000 square foot facility. “The Word is not compromised,” she said. “The worship of spirit leads. We let God do what we have to do. People are hungry for that. People feel very free to worship and be transparent with stories and what they’ve been through and not be judged.”

Doing this show, she said, “is an assignment from God.” Like Tara, Delana avoids reality programs of similar ilk. She hopes people who watch “The Sisterhood” are “not just entertained but changed. Their lives are touched. They’re blessed.”

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92 comments Add your comment

Wayne stuck in AL

January 1st, 2013
1:13 pm

Wow, Rodney: 2 consecutive posts about BAPS with “reality shows” on TLC…

Remember when TLC stood for The Learning Channel? When did it go downhill and what caused it?

jan crotch

January 1st, 2013
5:23 pm

Watch, but please give us your money!

jules

January 1st, 2013
6:47 pm

{”Remember when TLC stood for The Learning Channel? When did it go downhill and what caused it?”}

I miss it too. I’m almost ashamed to watch it now (shamefully I have gotten hooked on the sudden influx of “Amish” shows. Another exploitation.). It’s like it’s almost nothing but reality shows that are borderline trash, rash, boring and for some of us embarrassing. I am embarrassed to think the rest of the country thinks Honey Boo Boo and her entourage represent Southerners.
Genuinely and sincerely TLC, can’t you find just one family/group that gives the world a glimpse of what REAL, true Southerners are like? Stop using us for laughing fodder for lining your pockets.

David Nolan

January 1st, 2013
9:32 pm

Are you kidding me? I watched an episode of this show and I was flabber fasted! These are pastors and first ladies acting judgemental and and putting on airs? I don’t expect perfection but I expect better from the hierarchy of the church. Wooooowwwww

Maria Ortiz

January 1st, 2013
9:40 pm

Are you kidding? This show is a disgrace to all Christians who are truly following God. Shame on TLC for putting on this show. I should to love watching TLC….but now some of these shows what???? for ratings com on….. disgusting !!!!!

T. Oh

January 1st, 2013
9:49 pm

I agree with most comments above. I will be watching. I need to know what to look out for.

Jan McConnell

January 1st, 2013
9:51 pm

@Maria – I agree with you about what a disgrace this show is, but shame on TLC? I expect no less from anyone in the movie or television industry. I say “SHAME ON YOU, PASTOR’S WIVES!” How dare you!

A.V.

January 1st, 2013
9:53 pm

This show is a disgraced to all Christian families, I hope a Christian coalition group comes foward to make sure this show is taken off the air. I am Christian this is a Joke and this is not what present Christian families, we do not behave in such way, we know how to have fun and have a good time withing the christinn morals, there is no way a pastor will be showing his teenager daughters how to use a condom. Yes we are normal and we are human, not perfect but this show has the wrong name and representation…..”House Wifes” Speaking in tongues is a gift that comes from the holly spirit, get ir right. They only pray and preach at church, out of the church is prohibited!!!!!

Mommax5

January 1st, 2013
10:01 pm

What a shameful show about so called “Christian” women. This is a disgrace, a father showing children how to put on a condom on a banana? Then speaking of his own sex life and indescretions? I will certainly be turning this trash off and wait for the Duggars.

Delitewilson

January 1st, 2013
10:02 pm

Get the your panties out of a knot these are real people/ sisters with problems people need to see that the First Ladies of the church do fall however the most important is how they get back up. I like this show and I will continue to watch as long as its on.

roberta smith

January 1st, 2013
10:04 pm

i live in atlanta and i am embarrassed

A.V.

January 1st, 2013
10:06 pm

This show is trash, and do not represent any pastor’s wifes.
These women are nasty and trash. We do follow God, not both. So who know where this actreses are coming from, the show should be called “House Wifes”

hawkins23

January 1st, 2013
10:10 pm

i can get a good laugh from this show “I had crabs” said the pastor id rather keep my personal business to my self

Delitewilson

January 1st, 2013
10:11 pm

As for as the father showing his kids how to place a condom on, that is what a real parent does. I would think you would wont your kids to learn and be taught by the parent first. Before see are learning out in the streets it’s called SAFE SEX for a reason. That’s what wrong with some of these parents today the are to afraid to talk to the children. I commend that pastor and his wife

Andrew Quinn

January 1st, 2013
10:17 pm

This sisterhood church show is a shame, it in no way depicts what a church should be or portrayed as. These people treat church as a business. This show is heretical at best. This is a bad depiction of what the church is supposed to be. I clearly see that everything that calls its self a church ,a pastor and First Lady truly needs to be evaluated biblically. NONE of what I saw would pass the test if this was done based on what was shown. This show needs to be done with this episode. I can say more but this show makes me upset at the fact that they represent Christians on a major platform and failing to glorify the very one that they claim to represent.#ashamed

olly

January 1st, 2013
10:25 pm

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All this stupid so called pastors and first jokers, how dare you young thief that called himself a pastor teaching kids to have sex on national Television. This guy might be molesting kids Shame on you handcuff pastor. This is a shameful show. All this husband and wife are all in for member’s money. Christian’s organization should write petition for the show to be banned.

Wife&Mom

January 1st, 2013
10:27 pm

This show was a HUGE embarrassment. As a christian particularly African American (because of current negative stereotypes), we HAVE to paint a better picture. How can you win lost souls if you appear lost? I hate to quote scipture but PLEASE cast and producers of this show READ, Matthew 5:16.

Duchess

January 1st, 2013
10:48 pm

I haven’t seen it yet but I’m sure I’ll disagree with some of the things they do and I’m sure I’ll think some of them are “out there”. BUT, those of you on this post that are attacking them and calling them names (all while shouting “I’m a Christian”) may need to check yourself. We need to bring back the popular ‘What Would Jesus Do?’. IJS – watch the words that come out of your mouth against someone!!

Michele

January 1st, 2013
10:50 pm

As i watched this show my Spirit cringed…As a pasters wives you are concidered a first lady. What i seen in hs show wasa disgrace to the christians period. They should be praying for one another and having eachothers back. Not talking about one another and laughing at the other when a sister needs a little direction. Or better yet construtive criticisium as sister to sister.. Not to mention the hand cuffs should have been kept out.. And the sex talk with the girls was totally wrong on national TV.. This is the reason their are so many lost sheep now.. Lack of trust not bieng able to measure up, being talked about, gossiped about behind your back , and laughed at… Insted of being prayed for . or taken under a wing and encouraged and talked too, spent time with. I will not watch his show again in fact, I will be in prayer for their congrigations sakes. And TLC should be ashamed of this type of publicity…

Li

January 1st, 2013
10:54 pm

As a person who lives in the greater Atlanta area, I am disappointed in how our city is portrayed with low class entertainment like Atlanta Housewives, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, Honey Boo Boo and now The Sisterhood. There are some really hardworking people who live in this city who do not act like any of these people nor live like them. I think it is an inaccurate reflection of what Atlanta is all about, and needs to stop. Please cancel this foolishness!! This is a city that is trying to recover from a high unemployment rate and a severely damaged housing market. We are trying to raise our children with hope and dignity and this does nothing but make Atlanta look trashy and low class.

Li

January 1st, 2013
11:00 pm

Rodney, I would be interested in knowing who produces this show.

Tina

January 1st, 2013
11:23 pm

This show is a Misrepresentation of Christianity! They picked a bunch of Churches that are not Mainstream and seem to be very young in ministry or not in ministry at all

Rodney Ho

January 1st, 2013
11:27 pm

These women told me they are set to a higher standard. Based on these comments, they appear to be right.

@Only1MrGreen

January 2nd, 2013
12:04 am

“Rev” Brian & Dominique Scott are fraud, I use to work for them at Fabric of America (state funded tutoring company). They got paid to tutor kids from “Needs Improvement” school (Clayton Co., Atlanta Public). It was a scam. They went around poor neighborhoods soliciting signatures & got about $1700/registration form. They were bussing kids to their learning center. It was just a big day care center, no tutoring took place. Yet they are preachers? You see they lost their church (doing fraud stuff in God’s name)

jen

January 2nd, 2013
12:09 am

Most people posting comments cannot spell. I’m worried about these uneducated Christians. The show will be entertaining but some of these women have non-christian characteristics. I did enjoy the father talking to his daughters…alot of times Christians don’t talk about sex with their children then wonder why there are pregnant teenagers in church.

Nia

January 2nd, 2013
12:13 am

I saw this show for the first time this evening. I am embarrassed and do not want anyone to think this is typical behavior for pastors or First Ladies. Dominique Scott and Ivy Couch show themselves as judgmental and condescending. Dominique says Tara communication skills are poor yet she does not know what Tara means when she references a litmus test. I say to Christina and her husband – bail out now before it is too late.

I do agree with one concept of the show. Holiness does not negate fun, laughter and looking good. However, let us not forget godly integrity! I see little godly integrity in the show – at least in the one episode viewed tonight. Yes, we have problems, pains, fears, trials, heartaches and tribulations. We need others to share our hearts. Others that relate – sometimes only listening but sometimes we do need to hear a Word. Not that we don’t know them but just to be reminded!

Okay, change is needed and quickly! Please the show looks bad, is in very poor taste and it unfortunately makes one question the nature of the heart(s). I actually wondered if they were paid to behave this way because surely these are not leaders acting like this. What are church members saying?????

If the writers, producers need help please contact me. I pray this is not a true representation of young leaders. If it is – TROUBLE!!!

Tonie Prince

January 2nd, 2013
12:24 am

People please the show is about real men and women of God being REAL! You dont know what goes on behind close doors and as far as the Pastor who showed his kids how to use a condom who should teach them Ray ray around the block that how we have so many teen pregnancy because of the incorrect usage. When I was a teen in the church I cant tell you how many girls had gotten pregnant, not saying that sex before marriage is okay in God’s eyes but people lets be real it is more that likely going to happen. to the dump ass who accused that father of molesting his children you are running out of things to say sit down and shut up you may learn something.

muscleinabmw

January 2nd, 2013
12:31 am

This is a sad and awful and very unrealistic presentation of the church. NOW WE SEE WHY ALLTHESE NON DENOMINATIONAL ARE POPPING UP ALL OVER THE PLACE. The Word says let things be done decently and in order. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FIRST LADY IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH…….THATS OUT OF ORDER……THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WOMEN PREACHERS AND PASTORS…..THATS OUT OF ORDER….and this show will do more HARM to the body of Christ than any good. SHAME ON THESE PASTOR FOR EVEN DOING THIS!!!!!!

A real one

January 2nd, 2013
12:34 am

People are so worried about the Christian Rep. But this is real life stuff tht goes on and so much more these women are brave to get on there and share their lives with us.. to Judge and speak down on them lest you fall… I’m a Pastor and a Woman and these are drop in a bucket compared to wht really goes on in the home of these pastors and their First ladies smh on the ppl who are Holier then Thou, and TLC didn’t make them do this some of these First Ladies need to get on there and tell the hell heir going thru being a Pastors wife if yall only knew the things I hear there’s abuse of all kinds going on while they sit there like it’s okay lying to the ppl making ppl think everthing is so perfect!!! To me their just showing tht nobody is perfect and save folks have Issues too!

;Larry

January 2nd, 2013
1:55 am

Where are these churches located in Atlanta?
Assuming that these churches do exist, current members need to LEAVE immediately and connect with a real pastor and his wife-NOT FIRST LADY (whatever that is) so they will not be hindered by this RELIGIOUS MESS masquerading as a part of the Body of Christ. This trash is one of the reasons NON-BELIEVERS steer clear, but I want them to know that this doesn’t come close to representing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All show participants should be in intense therapy and then find a real church to attend and as members only, not leaders. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME

Cliff Hanger

January 2nd, 2013
3:18 am

More crazy church people? I can’t with the Harry Potter types. No.

Understanding

January 2nd, 2013
6:15 am

Sisterhood why did it take you so Long !!!. And to you HYPOCRISY ASK God Forgiveness, Jesus came to say just be real. That what REALITY means, now GOD can Help US. The MIRROR HAS TWO REFLECTS REALITY IS ONE, TE OTHER ONE IS WHAT YOU SAY…

DJ D-REX

January 2nd, 2013
8:32 am

This makes 1st ladies look bad…i know this show is real life, as in people gossip, but only reason i watch is thet T=Boz was on and I lost the remote. SHUT THE MESS DOWN!

DJ D-REX

January 2nd, 2013
8:42 am

Side note…I looked at all my Xscape CDs I dont see a Ivy.

Rodney Ho

January 2nd, 2013
8:47 am

@DJ D-REX. She said she joined the group after they lost their record deal so she didn’t ever record anything with them.

Judy R. Davis

January 2nd, 2013
9:02 am

I welcome the show “the sisterhood.” If I can remember correctly, there hasn’t been a show like this on before. I will be watching the upcoming episodes. It’s real and most people cannot take it. These are people just like everyone else in the world.

Elder Lanette Andrew

January 2nd, 2013
9:44 am

From one Firstlady to another, I understand that our lives are an epistle read of men, however, it still must be done decently and in order. The world is watching. This is our season to draw all men to Christ. Be wise as a serpent but as harmless as a dove. Praying for you ladies. Tara continue to stand on the WORD., for it is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our pathway. God is going to enlarge your territory. Expect a harvest. Many Blessing!!!

Ebbie

January 2nd, 2013
9:49 am

You folks are funny! How did any of these woman disgrace themselves? They are being human. Just because you are the “1st lady” of a church or of American doesn’t mean you don’t deal with real issues, like finances, raising teens, career issues and marital problems. You people need to get real! Look to the Lord for your role models, because everyone else is FLAWED…JUST LIKE YOU!

Jeff

January 2nd, 2013
10:00 am

I love black women but this show really protrays organized religion in a bad light.

S.Corso

January 2nd, 2013
10:04 am

I watched the show and began to pray that lives will be changed and those who have some of the flaws in some of the wives will do a self-reflection. Although I am not a first lady, I have worked closely with one. And she is the realest lady I know. I like the show as it shows that pastors and their wives are real people and are not perfect.. Like the church likes to think they are. The scene that the Pastor showed his daughters how to put on condoms was not an embarassment, but a scene that many youth, pastors, and grown folk need to see. It shows that he isnt ignorant to the pressures that youth go through.. and yes he did say that he would love for his daughters to live save lives, but he isnt ignorant that they will be tempted to and even possibly have pre-marital sex. He is doing what others need to do.. I believe the church is in a taboo over sexuality and this is so fake.. because sexuality is a real issue and the church is often the main place the issue needs to be addressed. Come on people… be real.. Pornography and sexual predators are large issues in the church and until we admit it, we can and will continue to battle this issue. True deliverance comes with acknowledging there is a problem. This show represents what really goes on.. there is a lot of jealousy, bitterness, and ignorance in the church and in the lives of first ladies. Not all, but many struggle with these same issues. Being transparent may be the real way to win and get others truly delivered.

Barbara

January 2nd, 2013
10:04 am

I feel that this show really shows that Pastors and their Wives have to deal with real issue as everyone else does. And just because God has called them to lead does not mean they are not human with real life situations/issues. That is a big mistake that people as a whole make when looking at leading families. When God call you to lead much is required. This show is showing how Christian Families really live and deal with issues in day to day life. These familes are very brave to get on TV and show how their life really is. Not sugar coated lives like alot of Christians do.

Sengretta

January 2nd, 2013
10:35 am

The world is made up of many different people. It takes all of us to make this wonderful world we live in turn. We all have opinions but are the comments from the heart or jealousy? One should think and reflect before commenting about someone they don’t know.

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Nick

January 2nd, 2013
10:53 am

As a Pastors wife, we do go through many trials, and situations that are hurtful from the people in the church as well as dealing with our marriages, finances, children and etc.. and I believe it is necessary for women to have an outlet or a “sisterhood” if you will, to be real with and to listen as one vents. When you are a true believer, you can still be real and experience the feelings of a human being, but the bottom line is the Word! you cannot take the word out of life experiences and these sisters should be encouraging each other with the Word. I seen everything opposite of what we as believers should be doing, from backbiting, to judging. This is really troubling to see proclaimed women of God act in such a manner. We are to be salt of the earth, women with the attributes of Christ, wise as serpents and harmless as dove. My heart pounded from the time it came on until it went off hoping that it would not be a disgrace or discredit the Body of Christ and I was very shocked and amazed that it did. There is a line that should be drawn between whats holy and whats not, so it is evident to the non believer; where will be people run to in this last day if the women and men are doing the same as the world? The bible says come out from amongst them and be ye separate, we are not to act the way the world does even in keepin it real, that’s why it is important for the Word to become ones reality so that in times of distress then the realness of one’s reality reverts back to the Word and not fulfilling the lust of the flesh! God help us all to hide your word in our hearts not when its appropriate to act on it in front of people but even behind close doors! This show is not healthy and or wholesome…

LaKiesha Allen

January 2nd, 2013
11:11 am

I just watched this show at the behest (LOL Tara) of a friend, I’m glad I did. This show, to those who are open, will offer and enlightening view into the lives of Christian women who are charged with leading other Christian women in the way of the Lord.

My initial thought: It will do more harm than good to the Kingdom!

My Lasting Impression after episode 1: This show, if it is allowed to continue, will do more to show Christians what they look like to outsiders (not a pretty view), then it will actually bring anyone to Christ. The first episode has a pastor telling his congregation they can still “do their thang and be christian”…..WOW! While there is a lot of truth there, I think he should be more focused on telling them how doing there thang will keep them from the true essence of who God called them to be while also aiding and abetting the enemy in his effort to keep people AWAY from the kingdom of God. He also turned around and told his daughters he would take them to buy condoms…WOW again (his daughters are a riot, the one who wants to preach may keep me glued moreso than her father)!

I love Domonique, she will definitely have me watching this show if she is the only reason I can stomach it! Domonique is real and I want her to focus on a deliverance ministry. I think this show will help open doors for her as she opens up about her past. Dominique if you ever read this, look up Anneshia Freeman from Detroit, MI. That is a powerful woman of God who has been where you were and is now where you would like to be ministry wise. Stop looking to lead an entire church and go where God leads you, envy doesn’t look good on you…let it go!

Tara and her “jewish husband” are a walking contradiction. Double minded at its best. I’ve never seen jewish in a race or ethnicity section of any legal documents. Saying that you are “jewish and black” is like saying you are Christian and White….it makes no sense and only works to add confusion and separation ..STOP THE MADNESS PLEASE! Tara, honey leave the word of God some room to breathe. Ivy was trying to do you a favor, you don’t have to scripturalize every conversation, that’s a turn off that comes across as a way for shallow people to sound important. Sweetie even the devil knows the word. People don’t want to know how much scripture you know until they know how much of Jesus’s heart you have. He was more of the show me better than you can tell me type…..STUDY THAT! I saw the preview for the upcoming christian bar mitzvah…..again….double minded!

Ivy didn’t really catch my attention other than her correcting Tara, that may be a good thing….no wait!

Ivy, as a Christian leader you may want to tone down the sexual overtones. Some things should be kept private sweetie, there will definitely be church freaks after your husband now and you opened the door wide for that one.

until next week……….

LaKiesha Allen

Autumn Sunshine

January 2nd, 2013
11:25 am

WOW! Reading all of the comments from “Christians” made me cringe! You guys are so judgemental! People will find a way to find something wrong with everything.

When pastors and their wives appear to have everything together, they are considered unrelateable. When they are transparent, you refer to them as “trash” and “nasty”. What exactly is it that you are looking for? Let’s remember the power of video editing. A simple conversation can be edited 100 different ways.

I commend these ladies for willing to be transparent and dispell the myths that their lives are perfect. There were some things that I didn’t agree with, but who am I to judge? I also think the father talking to his daughters about sex is a representation of a real parent dealing with with real issues in the real world! The ones that feel that sex is taboo in a Christian household are usually the ones with the teens experimenting with sex based on what they heard from their peers and what they should have learned at home!

The responses here are prime examples of why people tend to shy away from Christ. Christ is a representation of conditional love acceptance. Let’s put more emphasis on relationships and not religion. That is what I believe this show is about. I will give it a fair chance. And for the record, the world can’t base their opinions of you because of who lives in your city, follows your God or looks like you, only how you portray yourself!

Pawlla

January 2nd, 2013
12:02 pm

I liked the show…sort of, it was good entertainment but once again, showing Christians in a bad light. As for the dad showing his daughters how to use the condom…as a Christian, there is no need for that, the bible says no sex before marriage so for him to say…but I know what the reality is, uh no, the reality is that there is no sex before marriage, PERIOD!!!! He should be teaching nothing more in his house. And sharing his personal business like that, he shouldn’t have done that but especially to his daughters, there are things you just don’t need to share. I’m afraid people will watch this show and be like, hey, it’s easy to be a Christian I can do that and NO, that was not an example of Christian behavior. The women gossiping about one another, the sexual overtones, yes preachers have sex too but it is not classy to talk about it, what goes on behind your bedroom doors should stay there. Christ has unconditional love for all of us but there is a way to present yourselves. My motto is, if Jesus was sitting right beside you in person and you wouldn’t do or say it…then it doesn’t need to be said or done. I know He is everywhere and see’s everything but I’m just saying, we’d be a little more aware if He were right there with us in person. I will give it another chance, perhaps the first show was for ratings or to get us hooked, I’m just hoping they will use this show to minister and not for the sole purpose of entertainment. Many souls could be reached if it is done the right way. God bless.

MJ

January 2nd, 2013
12:07 pm

This is garbage and I am suuuuper disappointed in the women and the pastors that are in this show. They should be showing people the power of God in their lives and how He transforms. Instead they are battling with each other, wearing short skirts and dresses. This is a disgrace and will turn even more people away from the church. the only one who is trying to stay true to what it is about is the one everybody think is crazy and that’s tara. Atleast she’s speaking scripture and acknowledging God and her purpose to reach people way more than the other ladies. No pastor needs to be showing their kids how to use a condom, especially on national television. He should be talking to them about abstinence, how True Love Waits. the fact that he experienced stds should be ever more reason not to go there with his children. The message shouldve been abstinence.

It’s not about comments being judmental.we have the authority to call out those things that are not of God and do not represent God, no matter who it is. At the end of the day it’s all about what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. nobody is perfect, that’s a known fact but we are to strive and walk worthy of who we are- that’s scripture all day long. children of God should not behave any less than who we are. The Bible says old things are passed away, behold all things have become new. I dont need to see their old man when i watch this show. i dont need to see a pastor giving permission to have sex through showing how to put on a condom, i don’t need to see a pastor giving his wife some handcuffs for sex. yes marriage is honorable and the bed is undefiled, but no one needs to know whats going on in your bedroom, especially a pastor’s bedroom!
And yes we all have shortcomings but everybody dont need to know everything about everything. that’s one of the reasons God gives us grace to cover the foolish things we did when we didnt know any better. so lets do better and represent for God.

I could keep going and going but instead i’m gonna pray and i encourage everybody that watches the show, comment on the show, dislikes the show to pray. Prayer changes things!

Constance Burel

January 2nd, 2013
12:12 pm

Let me start off by saying, my Mother was a Pastor’s Wife and never in million years who she or any of the Pastor’s Wives that I knew and know now would behavior like these silly women!! I am ashame and embarassed by the show and feel that if they need the money they need to stop shopping and get a job………………..my Mother worked and so did my Father!! I wont be watching this show………………..this will be a good time to be reading my bible and praying!!!

Diane

January 2nd, 2013
12:12 pm

I know those so-called “Pastors” Brian and Dominique Scott. They are FRAUDS. I am not surprised they lost their “Church”. The way they lied and manipulated, it eventually catches up with you. That Dominique is nothing but a GHETTO GIRL who looks down on people and claims she knows the WORD. She is very nasty to people and, that is one of the reasons that “CHURCH” never prospered. She gossips and goes around bad-mouthing people and at the same time leads a church. This show she is on is also FAKE. She was EVICTED from her RENTED townhouse so the house she is in is not even hers “compliments of TLC”. She moves that boutique form one part on Atlanta to the next because no one goes there and skips out on the rent. Keep an eye on this girl, she has as much business up there in the pulpit as those CRACKHEADS she use to hang out with.