A lot of supposition going on.
First of allI was clear when I said Christ would not have allowed Peter to abandon his wife. Although Christ said one should give up everything to follow him, abandonment of ones wife is an inherently evil act and Christ would never allow much less advocate such an act. Abandoning a wife is a sure ticket to hell.
The only thing we know for certain is that Peter had been married. He could have been a widower, he could have had dozens of children and even grandchildren, but the Gospels and both written and oral tradition say nothing about those possibilities. When you think about it, it is all rather meaningless unless one has an ax to grind and Peter carting a family around is important to prove that person's axe.
Not true at all. A man came to Christ in Luke's Gospel saying "Lord I will follow you but first led me bid farewell to those in my house" Christ responded by saying no man who looks back is fit for the kingdom of heaven.
Following Christ means sacrificing all wordly things, to suffer after Christ means even to lay down ones own life..which is what Peter did. Christ would not command a person to leave His wife, but if the person voluntarily did so out of love for Christ and to give his entire life to Christ, there is nothing wrong with that. It is not a ticket to hell by any means. Look at Luke 18:28-29 "And Peter said, "Lo, we have left our homes and followed you." 29 And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there is no man who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive manifold more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life."
Abandoning family is different then leaving family. When a man goes overseas to fight war, he does not abandon his family, but he does leave them and sacrifces the family life for the greater good.