Relating Anxiety and Worry to Loss, Not Lack

Babies are a gift from the Lord! But, sometimes they come before you’re financially prepared!

Pregnancy can be a precious motivator to become wise with your finances. Use each month to save as much as you can. How? By living like your poor.

Reject what the world says you need to be happy. If you have each other, friends, family, a church, and the Lord, you’re already a very wealthy person. Be content, give thanks and trust God. Paul said,

…I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:11-13)

Avoid spending money on ANYTHING that’s not necessary for survival. This can be a fun challenge. Pray together and ask the Lord to guide and protect you.

It is very important that you establish an emergency fund of $1,000. Then, aim for 3-to 6 months of living expenses. The saving habit will protect you from the need to borrow, grant you the ability to invest, and allow you to give generously.

Reduce your housing expense by taking up temporary residence with a family member or friend. Just make sure you have enough privacy to enjoy your marriage and not be stressed with a new baby.

Develop Godly friendships with those who will encourage you on your financial journey.

A few money-saving tips include: borrowing maternity clothes, accepting hand-me-downs, and ignoring most things on baby wish lists. Only ask for essentials or money. Learn to make your own baby food and keep a well-stocked pantry so you won’t eat out. It’s cheaper and a whole lot healthier.

An unexpected pregnancy CAN make you financially faithful!

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