Struggling

posted 3 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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2062 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Kacey23:  Have long have you been together? Has he been going the whole time? Did something recently happen to discourage him from going?

Post # 4
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5228 posts
Bee Keeper

@Kacey23:  I am of the mindest that church is something you should want to do, not something you have to do. I wouldn’t nag him about it. Have you talked to him about why he’s stopped going? 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Is church important to you? Is it important to him? If yes, why isn’t he going?

Religion can be a HUGE issue in a marriage. I think it’s worth the conversation!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@Kacey23:  I bribe my SO with brunch after church. It works.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would be curious as to why he doesn’t want to go. It could be he doesn’t feel like he is in the right church. Does he go to your church or did you two find one together?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Kacey23:  Have you asked him why he doesn’t want to go? Not in a naggy way… just out of curiosity. If it’s the churches specfically that he doesn’t like, then maybe it’s good to look for a new one together. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My SO isn’t really a church goer either. He’s only come with me maybe 10 times in 5 years. I’ve just had to accept that I’ll likely go to church alone more often than not. Although I’d really prefer him to come with me, I also don’t want him to feel forced to go. If it bothers you that much you need to have a serious conversation with him about how important both of you going to church together is. Let him explain his reason, but don’t try to change his mind. Going to church is a very personal decision, and you don’t want him to resent you or church because he’s being forced to go. Going alone really isn’t all that bad once you get used to it. I’ve gotten to where I enjoy it because its my alone and peaceful time (even in a church full of people).

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Going to church is about worshipping God, glorifying him and fellowshipping with fellow Christians. So going to church should occur regardless of your SO going or not. Keep going for God (his word says do not forsake the assembly with other believers) and speak to your SO about how this is affecting you. 

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