Q.DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Does the Bible say a husband and wife must go to the same church? We can’t agree where to go, and the simplest thing would be for us to go to different churches. Would this be wrong? — W.M.
By BILLY GRAHAM
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A. DEAR W.M.: The Bible doesn’t say anything directly about this; the problem didn’t arise because Christians were few in number in those days, and they knew they needed to draw strength from one another.
If it’s at all possible, however, I certainly urge couples to attend the same church.
However, I know it’s not always possible for couples to agree on this, and rather than cause discord, on rare occasions it may be better to take the path you’ve suggested. However, don’t judge any church too quickly, but ask God to guide you to one where the Bible is preached and taught, and you can have fellowship with other believers. In addition, think through what you really need in a church. Do you simply want a church that reminds you of the one you grew up in? Or are you honestly seeking a church where you can grow in your faith?
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