That is very true, but there is also more to it than just that. In the same way that God ordained marriage to teach us how to love and care for one another, He also ordained the church. Marriage is a reflection of our relationship with God. He gave it specific structure, freedoms, restrictions, blessings, guidance. Marriage is more than One man and One woman, it is One man, One woman, and One God. A two legged stool will not stand on its own. Marriage reveals to us the need for Gods strength. Marriage teaches us how to love, how to be patient, understanding, how to be giving even when we do not want to give. The church is very much like marriage. (It is afterall the bride of Christ.) God could have used other ways to strengthen, to enrich, and to share the gospel, but the fact is He ordained His church for this purpose. Denadii, I say this with the utmost respect and love for you. Please understand that I do not mean to offend you, but it isn't just about YOU. We must be about the work of our Lord, and that is aspiring to reach and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. God has established His church for that purpose. So you see, your support of the church, your efforts, your encouragement, will reach others who are not as confident and secure as you are. I guess what I am saying is that just maybe, it isn't as important for you to go to church, as it is important for the sake of others that you go to church.