The Money Mindset Podcast

#182 Should You Tithe While in Debt?

October 23rd, 2023

In today's episode of the Money Mindset podcast, we tackle the sensitive yet crucial topic of tithing.

Whether you're dealing with substantial debt, struggling to make ends meet, or seeking clarity on your financial priorities, we explore the question of whether you should continue tithing, even when it's challenging.

Join us for a reflective discussion that delves into the connection between faith, finances, and personal values.

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“So don't feel bad, don't feel guilty if right now you need to pay off debt first because you're gonna be able to give back to your church and to your community in a lot bigger way once you are debt free. And in some ways it may even motivate you to do it even faster. Like if tithing is that important to you, use it as a motivator to get the debt paid off as fast as you can so that you can tithe and you can tithe more than what you are now.”
- Ashley Patrick

00:55 - Introduction to the complex world of tithing
04:28 - Prioritizing your money: Tithing or debt payoff?
07:02 - Alternative ways to tithe when finances are tight
07:49 - Finding the motivation to become debt-free
09:41 - Directing your money toward your most important goals

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