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Fulfill Your Vows

Do you take your vows seriously? The Bible makes it very clear that a vow or promise of any kind is not to be taken lightly. Once we’ve given our word, it becomes a binding contract to be fulfilled. So, before agreeing to any terms, we must carefully consider the consequences. This concept is rarely […]

Peacemaking Guards Your Marriage

How’s your marriage doing? The NYPost reports that happily married people live longer, have lower rates of cancer, stroke and heart attack and tend to be less stressed overall. Susannah Cahalan wrote that getting divorced can make you sick and even lead to an early death. The average cost of getting divorced is now $15,000 […]

Creating a Family Budget – Communication Is Key

For any partnership to succeed, the interested parties must communicate freely and honestly about finances.  Today, Crown’s founder, the late Larry Burkett, stresses that a marriage partnership is no exception. Well, if you and your spouse need a hand dealing with your finances, we’re here to help. Contact us to connect with a Financial Coach. […]

Marriage and Money

Do you think your spouse cramps your spending style? Years ago, a woman confided in my wife that she was tired of her husband limiting her spending. She was also tired of being treated like a child. Ann listened carefully then asked, “Have you considered the possibility that he loves you so much that he […]

Savings Day – Plan Ahead For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here!  With inflation hitting all of our pockets, better think ahead now. You’ve got two weeks to save and put your plan into action. When our boys were young, my wife wanted them to know that God loved them even more than we did. So, for Valentine’s Day she would give […]

Newlywed Financial Tips

Are you a newlywed? Way back in 1978, Ann and I got married. It was Christmas of our senior year in college. We didn’t know Biblical financial principles, so we struggled with money for 21 years before a Crown Study got us on the same page. Couples experience financial freedom when they unite around what […]

Wrong Attitudes

Are you willing to say ‘No’ now in order to gain greater rewards later? In his book, “The Road Less Traveled”, author M. Scott Peck describes delayed gratification as, “…a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure, …experiencing the pain first and getting it […]

Invest In Your Marriage

Are you investing in your marriage? A strong marriage is the foundation for strong families – which are the backbone of society. Studies show that marriage makes you happier and increases your net worth and the likelihood of affluence. So it’s crucial for couples to consciously invest time and money in their relationship. Before Covid, […]

The Perils of Poor Planning

Are you dreading the stress of post-Christmas credit card debt? I hope not! As Crown’s late founder Larry Burkett tells us today, many of our financial difficulties come from neglecting one simple principle.   Well, if you’re struggling with credit card debt, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan specifically for […]

Good Communication – Key to a Family Budget

For any partnership to succeed, the interested parties must communicate freely and honestly about finances. And today, Crown’s founder, Larry Burkett, stresses that a marriage partnership is no exception.   In my new book Seven Gray Swans, I describe potentially significant events that could happen. A gray swan’s an obvious danger that we tend to […]

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