Yes. My husband and I could do this. He could move up in his career and double our income. However, he’d be expected to be working 60-80 hours a week and would not see me or the kids very much. We could most certainly tithe…it’d be really easy. More than enough to go around.
But his presence is valuable.
And so is mine. I could take on more hours, put the kids in daycare, and then we could also tithe.
We CHOOSE to live the way we do because of our family life, especially our children, come first. If that means we cannot tithe so be it. I know people in churches that DO require tithe. They DO make the sort of choices to work more/see family less. Some have GREAT families…but more often than not they suffer.