Forgive my nuber of posts. I'm doing a lot of research and have many questions. Red the scripture below:
Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their
children and their own houses well.” (1 Tim 3:8-9,12)
I see two ways of inturpreting this. One being the popular that deacons must never have been divorced or two that a deacon only have one wife.
I know the second sounds wierd but I know in the old times many would have many wives. I understood it as that one of many wives could not be a deacon because his time would be occupied by a large family and therefor should not sacrifice his time with his family.