In respones to all the lying that is taking place. If you were honest to your spose about hunting, that spouse MIGHT believe you in the other areas where lying is a problem. Hunting is just that...hunting..its not a matter of life or death..unless you depend on the meat.....which is the most expensive meat there is!! Do the math...it is alot more than beef!! BTW..I think most are lying when scoring themselves on the quiz...they are not willing to admit how much hunting really means to them. THIS IS just my view..no need to attack it. I do not give my husband grief over hunting . After 11 yrs of marriage, I have learned..the hard way...he is going to hunt no matter what. He claims he is lucky to have a wife like me...He has deer on the wall in the livingroom, several animals on the wall. I say he has a stressed wife who needs help with our family...not just with money, but being with your family should be top in a husbands life, not after hunting or a job. This is just my situation, although I know I am not alone.
wifehuntingwnhusban, I am so sorry to hear of your situation. But you are wrong to project it on to the rest of us. We are not liars. I'd guess that you are saying that because you have been lied to, and it hurts less when you believe that "everyone does it".
Lying to your spouse is not normal. It is not a part of being a hunter. It is not a part of being a parent. It is wrong, and you deserve better. If you do not believe that you deserve better, than just look at your kids. If you do not love yourself enough to demand a good husband, I'll bet you love your kids enough to demand a good father.
I'll pray for your husband and I would suggest that you (and he) read up on the story of St. Hubert
. There is hope for even the most fanatical hunters. St. Hubert discovered that his vocation was to the priesthood. Your husband's vocation is clearly marrage. Be patient with him, but make shure that he come to understand his true calling.