A church that I was attending last year kept insisting that I bring my wife to church with me. I explained to them & the Pastor 'painstakingly' that she was hurt in the past so she refuses to attend. But even after that, I kept getting suggestions.... even to the point that one women stated," leave now & go home & bring her back." I smiled & told her that she wont come back. Then I wondered just how critical it is to have women present in the church. Unfortunately my wife is animent she will not go. Now she believes in Christ, considers herself Christian but these past experiences have just hardened her heart....and I cant say I blame her...those experiences were pretty bad, very humiliating & caustic. And the poor & secular condition of most churches in my area make me hard pressed to even bring up the topic with her. Bottom my bottom line question is, why force someone....why put pressure on me to make her attend? Its kinda like a guilt trip....you are bad bad bad if you don't attend as a couple.....and I'm sure there are allot of women out there who's husbands wont attend....so what do you do? I just pray for my dear wife, that the hardness will go away, that the Lord will find something for us thats godly, biblical & compassionate....but its under His time-frame, not mine.