August 22, 2006

Tithing

I am at a crossroads with tithing payment as well. I've still attended church all this time that I've been thinking it may not be true, and kept paying tithing, although we write a check weekly and then turn it in about once every month or two. Deciding what to do with my newfound knowledge is difficult. I don't want to be hasty, but all that I want to do is quit going and then decide from there. But I've decided I'll at least wait until after the primary program in Sac. Mtg. so the ladies in the presidency with me will be able to have my help until then. Of course, thanks to my friend informing my RS Pres that I've been having issues with the church, I may end up being released. Who knows? I guess I'll find out. Wonder who will see the letter I replied to my high priest group leader? He should get it today. I'm waiting to see if they inform my primary pres. I work with...

I got off subject. I've decided to quit paying tithing until I decide for sure what I'll do. I just can't see myself paying in if I don't think it's true anymore. It makes no sense to do so.

My husband is very supportive, and said he loves me for who I am and not what religion or anything like that, and he hopes that he isn't somehow the cause of me losing my faith. That is the sweetest thing I've heard from him in a long time. I love you, D.

3 comments:

La said...

With a supportive husband, I absolutely agree that stopping the tithing is the best thing to do. I mean, why would you? To what end?

Simeon's Peep Stone said...

That's exactly what I did. I told myself that if the church was able to resolve my concerns I would pay any backed tithing. When they come through on their end, I'll come through on mine. Like that will ever happen.

Sideon said...

OT here, but you asked about Weekly Anamnesis. Each week a different word is posted. You can take that word and write about a personal experience. The point of the exercise is to really dive deep into the instance - showing the good, the bad, the ugly. No shirking from the truth. Some of the posts are light, and some of them are heavy and intense. When you do your post, then you go back to Anamnesis to the comment for that week and post a link to YOUR post.

Back on topic: it sounds like you and your hubby talking this out is a very good thing - you're including him in the discussion and issues you're going through.

Be well!