Accusations fly about the real reason church attendance is increasing. In her mind it is not about Christ, but about women. She is not convinced that the Lord is able to make her husband desire church this much. There must be another reason for his increased desire. Of course, her non-attendance is not at his request, but her own. So they are now at a stand still concerning how to move forward with this issue. The other problem is that money is also being used in her mind toward a movement that enslaves the minds of people and should be used to address real charitable issues like curing cancer or diabetes. The joy and excitement that surrounded the beginning of their relationship is deteriorating into disagreement after disagreement.
This man decides to press on in the midst of his wife’s complaint and she decides to remain with him as well. His desire for children is increasing as well, but he is terrified by what will happen and how they will be influenced by their differing worldviews. He knows that this is not the ideal environment for bringing a child into this chaotic marriage of differing opinions and differing views concerning what it means to be a Christian and what responsibilities a believer in Christ has. The believer in Jesus does not own himself and is in fact the property of God. Of course, the unbeliever is in the dark concerning their true master.
The constant accusations of his wife concerning his real reason for increased church attendance begins to discourage him and he changes his present view on his church attendance in favor of staying with her at home on Sunday’s invoking what he believes is his responsibility of caring for the things of the world, how he may please his wife.
Do you think he should stop attending church as a way to increase fellowship with his wife and as a way to care for the things of the world, how he may please his wife?