Tithing is a way to show deference to God, and give back to the Church for their services. The question is how much to give. Many people cannot give because they have nothing. I built a budget in excel that enables the poorest amongst us to map out and live so that they can see their money, how it moves in and out of their account, and what happens to your money before it is spent. The trick to budgeting is that you have to KNOW who it is you do business with on a daily basis, and when money actually enters and leaves your account ount. This is control, and money management. You do everything in excel that your bank is going to do. When you know what is happening with every purchase, you can then know if you can afford more to tithe to church, because you are not alone in your journey.