Dr. Lloyd-Jones effectively dismantles the idea that watching a video or listening to an audio of a sermon is as good as coming physically into an assembly and listening to a sermon with a body of people. (Lloyd-Jones on the Primacy of Preaching)
I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little.
For husbands, an interesting (and useful) answer to the question asked of a wife: “What is something practical I can do to make you feel loved and appreciated by me?” (What might be a surprising way to love your wife?)
Mother’s Day in Burma:
“All my life they have been chasing us. They have done a lot to my family. They killed my husband, my brother, my uncle, my cousin, my brother in law and my father.” “Do you know why the Burma Army come and attack you,” I ask. The answer is so sad: “We don’t have any idea. The Burma Army never speak to us or tell us anything.”
We sit in silence. We both are mothers. We both love our husbands. We both have dreams and fears. We both have a sense of humor and like beauty. We both want a day off to do whatever we want. We both sit in the same room. But our lives are as different as lives can be. I think it is unfair.