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Daily Dilemma- Love Me=Love Church

Dear Kelly,

My wife, all of a sudden, wants us to go to church every Sunday and I don't want to go.  We've been married for 10 years and have only ever gone to church on Christmas and Easter.  So why the sudden need for weekly, organized prayer?  I've tried to talk to her about it and she won't explain anything but tells me that if I love her I'll go with her.  Of course I love her but I don't want to go to church on Sundays and I don't know why she can't be okay with going alone.  Am I really a terrible person because my beliefs and hers don't match up?

Thanks,

The Sinner?

Dear T.S.,

If not going to church every Sunday makes a person a sinner there are going to be a lot of people going to hell, and I'll be at the front of the line.  My sisters and I were raised by a Sunday School teaching mom who made us go to church on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  When we turned 13 we were allowed to choose whether or not we wanted to go to church.  We all ran screaming.  My older sister started going again once she got married, because it was important to her husband, and eventually church became important to her too.  Maybe you can go once in a while and see what you think.  However, make sure your wife knows that you're going because you're open minded and willing to see if you will enjoy church, and not because she accused you of not loving her if you didn't attend church with her.

Keep me posted,

Kelly McKay

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