Just reading metatron's post above re: 25% elders dominated by their smarter wives, 25% ill or incompetent, 25% uncaring cold hearted fanatics and 25% depressed.
I thought I'd apply it fairly to the degree it is true to the elders in my congregation and it is chilling in it's accuracy although there is a bit of overlapping!
Elder 1 (on service committee) Smarter wife but not domineering - Chronically ill and depressed; fanatical but does care.
Elder 2 (on service committee) Smarter wife who doesn't dominate him but she is bossy to others. Actually OK if a little incompetant
Elder 3 (on service committee) OK but if it's a matter of judgement then the next person up the food chain (CO or Branch) is always right.
Elder 4 TMS or WT overseer - Dominated by wife, Fanatical.
Elder 5 TMS or WT overseer - Uncaring and cold hearted
Elder 6 - Dominated by wife, chronically ill, incompetent, depressed
Elder 7 - Dominated by wife, chronically ill, depressed
Elder 8 - Fanatic
1. Chronically ill, dominated by wife
2. Incompetent, dominated by wife
4. Single; Mentally challenged
5. Wife way smarter but supports him
8. Dominated by his mother.