Financial Lies – the Root of Money Problems
Think your marriage suffers from financial problems?
Many Christian couples struggle with the same problems as the world – debt, poor purchasing decisions, and living paycheck to paycheck until they share the same beliefs about money. Their financial problems are the fruit of the issue. Financial lies are the root. Most financial training focuses on telling people what to do, not why, but lasting change requires conviction to embrace a belief, hide it in our hearts, and allow it to guide us.
My wife and I have specific beliefs about money which dictate our actions. They’re unwavering because we didn’t come up with them! We found them in the Bible. We believe that giving is the highest and best use of money. We save consistently to be prepared for emergencies, but never hoard. We avoid debt, because we know spending’s an indication of our heart’s condition. We know that investing requires counsel and caution. True riches in heaven are more important than worldly wealth. It takes daily work for both of us to put these principles into practice. In fact, unity in marriage doesn’t happen without work. The steps God outlines in His Word will bring peace, unity and joy into your relationship. It requires that you not be “conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2) When you align your financial beliefs and reject the lies, your love and money can work together.
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