Is it wrong for a Christian husband and wife to attend separate churches?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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is it wrong for a father to stick to his vow that the local church he is attending now to be his last church to attend to. even though his wife and kids want to transfer to another local church

November 24 2013 Report

9aa51e4b447252291b959c696fb96539 400x400 Jeremiah Kaaya

For a wife and husband to attend different churches, is the first clear sign that such a couple is faced with pretty more disagreement. There could be such a scenario; wife and husband attending different churches, for a given period of time, say if you just got married and you happened to have come from different churches, but such must not go on longer than necessary.

As a couple, you may not be in agreement on each and everything, however though, as a couple, you must always be willing to find agreement every time you are faced with issues. Unless otherwise, say in case one party is trying to mislead the other, such as forcing the one party into cult worship, or forcing one into un Biblical tendencies, the rest is agreeable.

NB We must always take caution when we choose to marry someone in some of the following ways; 1) pray about it, 2) consult with people close to both of you, 3) take ample time pondering over it. I think such may be part of what could help someone avoid some of such situations. Set parameters that will help you be pretty satisfied why you have finally decided to spend the rest of your life with that person. I have had disagreements with my wife, but because we are not only joined physically but also spiritually, we always find a solution together.
In view of the above, a couple must be members of, and attend the same church. That is the first indication that you are supernaturally joined and therefore destined to be together.

December 07 2013 Report

Stringio Helena Jones

I believe it goes without saying that you are asking for problems in your marriage if your husband is attending a different church other than yourself. I witness cases as a teenager in church where women left their church after marrying one of the brothers within our church and the first thing they would tell you (the wives who left their church) is that they had to follow their husband where he go they follow.

I also witness the other type, which during my time was a rarity, but there was a couple where the woman did not want to join our church, and her husband would come to church alone without her, and when the saints would ask him where was his lovely new wife, he sheepishly explained, with a hint of embarrasment, that she preferred to go to her own church. Marriage didn't last past three-years! True story.

December 15 2013 Report

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