Day 6: Cash (Dis)Connection
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
— Proverbs 22:7
One of the greatest tests to marriage: how you’ll handle money. Money itself isn’t the problem. Like how we approach our calendar or sex, it’s what lies beneath money that reveals what we’re about—trusting God, trusting each other, contentment, good communication, good planning.
Perhaps the greatest pressure point? Debt.
Up to 85% of couples who divorce list money matters as their number one conflict. Sobering, right? Sure, your marriage may not be under siege because of the way you handle finances. But by all means—don’t avoid talking about a topic so crucial.
We live in a culture that encourages us to buy, whether or not we have resources on hand to pay. If this has become a habit, it’s time to develop a plan to put you on solid ground. Begin by agreeing together in prayer that you want to honor God through your finances.
Praying together for our marriage
He prays: Acknowledge to God that you want Him to be at the center of your lives, not money or things.
She prays: Ask God for an attitude of godly contentment, gratitude, and peace to dominate your home.
Are your spending habits becoming a debt habit? Christian financial expert Ron Blue shares four biblical principles for building a healthy financial foundation for your family.