What the Money Talk Means for Your Marriage

No matter your financial situation, the expectation you had going into marriage probably isn’t your reality. Most individuals have a preconceived idea of how their finances should be managed. Unfortunately, your spouse (and your bank account) may not agree with you when it comes to the use of marital funds.

Financial miscommunication is a leading cause of conflict between spouses all across the country. This can cause serious strain on what was once a romantic and affectionate marriage.

But there’s good news: Money isn’t the problem—it’s how you communicate about it. When you learn how to address conflict in your relationship and communicate openly, you will begin to have honest talks about the budget.

Where to start?

The first investment you need to make in your marriage is learning how to communicate. FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember provides the tools needed to manage conflict with finesse.

What will you learn?

This Weekend provides the framework you need to open healthy lines of communication. You’ll focus on how to tackle tough issues as a couple, even if those issues aren’t directly related to your spending and saving.

Most importantly, you’ll learn that you aren’t alone in the struggles that your marriage may be facing. A breakdown in communication affects most couples at one time or another.

Instead of focusing on the areas where your marriage falls short, you can rejoice in the countless ways God can redeem your relationship when you find ways to honor Him in every aspect of your life. Learn from the experiences of couples who have been through their own set of trials and surprises at Weekend to Remember.

Balance your expectations

When you use the key communication skills you’ll learn at Weekend to Remember, it will help you achieve a balance between your expectations and reality. You can enjoy your marriage and your money more peacefully when you learn to live realistically and set aside time to intentionally work on your issues.


This getaway opened the channels of communication [about issues] that lead to many arguments in the past. Sitting in sessions together broke down walls and let us discuss the material presented amicably. For the first time in a long time, I feel like we are on the same page and unified for the same goal. God first, us second, and leaving a lasting legacy for our children. —Married 7 years