A friend of mine is having enormouse financial troubles. Her husband has lost his job (2 in less than a year) and is on unemployment. She is a hairdresser and doesn't make much money. Anyway, a lady from her church told her that since she didn't tithe a full 10% every week, that God is somehow "putting holes in her bucket". She told my friend that when you tithe your bucket is overflowing, and when you don't, God puts holes in your bucket. Now, I'm sorry, but to me....this sounds waaaay off. I tried to offer my friend some comforting words, but she is so hung up on what this lady told her, she feels as though she's drowning and feels guilty. I told her God loves a cheerful giver. If she's giving the electric bill money to the church and drowing further in debt, she's not bettering her situation. Her problem lies in her material goods. A huge house, 2 car payments, ski doo's, credit cards maxed out, etc. etc. etc. Anyone have some advice on how I could help her? Or is what the lady at her church told her really true?