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Husband Will Not Work

What is a christian wife to do if her husband will not work and support family? If it's not adultry is she sinning if gets divorced?

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 ---stephanie on 3/7/08
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Yes Alan, I agree with you regarding 'how' it is done.
---RitaH on 3/13/08

RitaH ... It depends on how you do it!
---alan_of_UK on 3/12/08

Jack...That's alright. I get tired of the poor spelling and poor grammar myself. Too many people think Christians are ignorant as it is without posts that pretty much prove their point.
---Susie on 3/12/08

I can see nothing wrong in correcting someone's spelling. Being corrected has always been the best way to learn. On a website such as this one though we need to remember that spellings can vary, especially between the U.S.A. and the U.K. I have seen adultery with the 'e' missing may times and just assumed that it was the American way of spelling the word in the same way as colour with the 'u' missing. Perhaps I was wrong.
---RitaH on 3/12/08

Jack ... It is very commonly spelled "adultry"

I am a pedantic old so-and-so, and would I hope usually spell it right.

But if someone spells it as it is so often spelt, so what? We all understand what is meant, so why does it matter?
---alan_of_UK on 3/11/08

The Bible says 2TH 3:10 we commanded you,if any will not work neither should he eat. It also states 1 Ti 5:8 a man who doesn't provide for his family is worse than an infidel and has denied the faith. That sounds very much to me like the man by his actions has quit his family and needs to be kicked out. 2Thes3:6 we command you, withdraw yourself from every brother that walketh disorderly. Admonish him as a brother. Whatever he gets he brought on himself,not your fault.
---Darlene_1 on 3/11/08

very petty Jack
---rosalie on 3/11/08

The word is spelled "adultery".
---Jack on 3/9/08

First, what is the husband doing if he is not working? Is he taking care of the kids, cleaning the house, paying bills...
Second, adultery is adultery a breaking the vows ... did you make a vow that your husband would work.. .was that part of your "unspoken" vows.
---JOhn on 3/7/08

If the wife divorces the husband because he won't work, it would be the same situation. The financial condition would not change unless she find another man to support her and her family. Is that what she has in mind already? Is there another man telling her he will support her and the family?
---Susie on 3/7/08

My brother suffered from mental illness and had trouble keeping a job for years as a result. Has your husband had a complete physical and been evaluated for depression? I suggest you see about these things before heading for divorce.
---Trish9863 on 3/7/08

Divorce is refusal to reconcile and one bag of sins never justifies another.

You need to at least have your feelings validated and counseling will do just that, and in a way that's moderated and fair to both.

Separation is not the same as divorce, and if I were you I'd use this to show him how serious this is if he doesn't go with you to get help. Accuser/Satan Redeemer/Jesus who will you follow?
---Pharisee on 3/7/08

Your husband is worse than the heathen. Even they take care of their own. However your marriage relationship should not be based on income. If it is, it is not grounded correctly.
---Mima on 3/7/08

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