Faithfulness with Money and Marriage

Today I’m celebrating 44 years of marriage! 

Ann and I met in January of our Junior year of college. We got married in December between semesters. We were young and couldn’t imagine ever having an argument. Well….we’ve had our share of challenges, but through them all, we’ve been faithful. Faithfulness requires dedication to God and one another. We intentionally guard our hearts and constantly look to Him for wisdom, discernment, and guidance. It takes intentionality. As Proverbs 4:23 says, Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

If you observe healthy marriages you’ll notice some common traits: sacrificial living, humble service, and love in action. Romans 12 explains it beautifully. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” These qualities are needed to remain faithful in marriage, but faithfulness also applies to our money. We have to guard our hearts in order to faithfully steward what God provides. It keeps us grateful, content, and focused on living with purpose. God notices our faithfulness and honors us for it. Jesus said in Luke 16: “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Money and marriage both require faithfulness!

Through December 31, every gift to Crown will be doubled through a matching challenge. In appreciation, I’ll send you my newest book “Freedom from Poverty and Riches” as soon as it’s available. Visit crown.org to give and request your copy today.