....Church Member Act Towards His/Her Spouse? I realize that probably the majority of Baptist churches today seldom (if ever) go so far as to actually exclude (i.e., take away the "right" that a member of that local assembly may have) someone from that church's membership. But, in the very rare case that a local Baptist does actually exclude one of its members, what action(s) should the spouse of that excluded member be expected to carry out when dealing with that excluded member? While I realize that there are not that many NT passages that deal with this specific subject, all of the NT passages that seem to have something to do with it that I can think of appear to be telling us that the spouse needs to either avoid (or at least have very little to do with) him or her during the time in which the exclusion is in effect. If that is the case, to what extent should the spouse of the excluded member be expected to carry out in his or her day-to-day relationship(s) with the member who is excluded? Is he or she actually supposed to avoid the excluded member? Is he or she actually supposed to have nothing to do with the excluded member? What are your thoughts on this, and what NT passages do you base your opinions on this matter?