Went to kimmy alberts' blog. She wondered if she was going into a relationship too fast.
I know some relationships work, even with a racehorse start. My parents have been married 42 years on Monday and they met in November and married in March. I met my husband in July and married in October. It's been 14 years for us. My in-laws met in May and married in September. They've got 41 years down.
You might say it's genetic, but I don't think so. My husband is adopted.
It might be that it is watching two people slag it out through all the good and bad.
It might be that we all got blessed with our perfect mates. (Don't count on that one.) I got matched with my perfect mate, but I don't think my folks or my in-laws would say they matched well all the time. Of course, neither did my husband and I. Maybe part of being happily married is learning where you need to match and figuring out how to do it.
I'm Suzi's husband and I want to finish the 12 weeks of faithful tithing for a couple of reasons, but the biggest is I want to be able to tell people to shut the fuck up when they tell me I'll get back what ever I tithe and more.
Also I was inspired by Real Preacher Man saying God calls us to be faithful, even when we don't have faith. If Malachi is to be taken literally, and I'm allowed to test God in this, I will be faithful. I figure if he doesn't come through as expected I misinterpreted his word.
For what is worth Megan and the other commenter, the NT testament doesn't talk about tithing like the OT. People should give and they should give in a way that is sacrificial, putting their money where their heart is. There aren't any strict rules about it. As Galations says we aren't living under the law anymore.
Of course we could ask if we are sacrificing. Have we cut back our lifestyle to make the tithe? Or just lived the same and used up our savings.