I have a serious question and I'm wondering what people would do in this instance. I participate in my church a lot and I try to stay away from gossips and that type of thing. Another member came up to me one day after Sunday School class and said that I "needed to watch my back" because "people" were talking about my having four kids and that we are living off of one income. Which admittedly is challenging especially because we homeschool. I never complain about any issues at home nor do I usually ask for prayer request about my "personal" situation. But my wife has been sick and things are getting tough so she may have. I asked the person who was speaking about my situation and they wouldn't tell. So I replied that who ever was saying it was not to be taken seriously and that I would ignore it. And I did....Until Last night at our business meeting. With the discusion of our budget some tempers were raised and it was obvious that the church is becoming divided into camps. Harsh words were said (from my perspective) out of nowhere and I believe there is more to come. This meeting had nothing to do with me personally however I see from this meeting that something is festering under the surface and is coming to a boiling point. My wife wants to say something to the pastor about an area of neglect in ministry she's seen but to do so would solidly place us in one camp over another. I told here there obvious manuvering going on here and for the sake of our family we don't need to be in the middle of it. So, I requested that we keep our opinions to ourselves and continue to serve as we can and stay out of the rumor mill and see where this discention will lead. Of course we'll pray. So what is my responsibility of being a member but not a leader in this problem? Stay out of it and watch the church rip itself apart from the nasty people who are speading malicious talk behind the scenes? What are your thoughts.