If you are a Christian and believe what God teaches in the Bible then you have probably struggled with this question: Should I stop tithing the help pay off debt? My financial brain says yes. Taking all that money and putting it towards the debt would get you out of debt sooner.
But I have seen people be blessed in ways that I just can’t understand when they START (and continue) to tithe. Unexpected promotions, their electric bill paid by an anonymous donor, their debt snowball gets an unexplained boost and they get out of debt a lot sooner than anyone could have expected. To top it off I have seen this happen to non-Christian couples who did not regularly attend church.
Well, that just doesn’t make sense. There is no line item in the budget for blessings! How do I put that into my Excel Spreadsheet? I had to come up with an algebraic formula: