Escaping Financial Bondage

Do you feel trapped by your finances? Are you trying to escape the heavy burden, but just can’t find a way out? There is hope.

There’s a reason why Proverbs says,“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender..

The English author Charles Dickens knew this pain. His father was imprisoned for debt when he was only 12. He was forced to leave school and work in a factory to support himself. The experience impacted him so deeply it was a frequent theme in his novels.

And the truth is, our debt rarely only affects us. It can dictate where you live, what you eat, and what kind of medical treatment you receive. It can become a burden to your children, friends, and family members….but it can especially cause a strain on marriages.

This was part of my story. My wife, Ann, and I struggled for 20 years. We were complete opposites and disagreed about money… a lot. We missed that God brought us together in order to use us for a purpose greater than ourselves. God had to show me I needed my opposite to balance me.

I think of it like this – Imagine you’re standing back to back with your spouse. One of you is looking East, the other looking is West. You interlock arms and become one. When you rotate, you have a complete view of the world. Your spouse has your back and you have theirs. Together you protect and strengthen one another. United you conquer your financial issues.

My wife and I learned so many lessons over the last 38 years of marriage that we decided to write a book about it called,  Money Problems, Marriage Solutions encourages other couples with some of the lessons we’ve learned in our own marriage. And for this month only, you can get a copy of the book by making a donation of any amount to Crown Financial Ministries at crown.org/marriagebook.

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