Aloha! I think my family is about to join a IFB church very soon and then the ole 10% rule comes out as a topic among some friends. I am in the military, not the highest income, wife quit work since coming here to Hawaii, a beautiful place but very expensive. I think you know where I am going with this. If I give 10% to the tithing, it would financially bring me down to next to nothing after all of my bills are paid. I want to give and I need to give, and many have told me I am lacking faith and if I give God will take care of me. Am I so bad for being a little scared and paranoid about my income and financial affairs if I give the full 10%? Also, the Bible doesn't say 10% of gross pay does it? Should I give 10% after all bills are paid? I get extra cost of living allowances living here in Hawaii which is not even counted towards my base pay. How does everyone intrepret the 10% rule? 10% from gross pay 10% from net pay 10% what is left over after bills? None of the above? I need to keep praying on this and welcome any feedback and scripture on this matter. Mahalo!