Money Matters In Marriage: Week 12
Get Your Finances In Order
The Vow that’s made in Marriage. “For better or for worse… For richer or for poorer, in sickness & in health.”
Finances is one of the top 5 reasons for divorce which means that most couples don’t prepare themselves to be financially ready to become one. Love never fails but two people fail to plan to prosper financially in marriage.
Ecclesiastes 5:4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.
In order for a marriage to prosper financially, two must agree on how to handle finances. The person that has the financial literacy should be the one to manage the money. There is no right or wrong way to handle money in your marriage. Do whatever works for your family but be wise in your understanding.
In order for your finances to work for your family, you need to be on one accord concerning how you will manage money.
There is no financial storm that God can’t deliver you from. Rely on him to give you the wisdom to receive financial breakthrough.
If you’re struggling to overcome a financial crisis such as job loss, impulsive spending, addictions, sickness or refusing to work, humble yourself by asking for divine intervention.
Wisdom Nuggets for Singles:
If and when you learn that you’ve found the one, make sure you have the hard conversations concerning money. Here are some conversations that you need to think about having before you say “I Do”
Are you both in agreement with Gods word concerning money?
Can his/her debt become a liability to your financial stability?
How much debt are you in?
Do you have a 401 K?
Do you have a retirement plan?
Are you willing to sale your house so we can buy another home?
Are you ok living in a home that my ex-wife/ex husband lived?
Will his child support cause you both to struggle when you say I Do?
Will a man be ok with you making you more in the household?
Can you trust him/her with finances?
There are four things that you each need to know about money:
- How to make money
- How to manage money
- How to multiply money
- How to create multiple streams of money
The love of money is the root of all evil. Whenever you love material things more than each other, it will lead to a swift destruction. It’s ok to love to make money, it’s not ok to put making money before your spouse or children.
Ecclesiastes 9:9 Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun–all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.
Learn to balance your career, family & marriage. Enjoy life with your husband/wife, family. Take vacations and spend quality time without distractions. Make plans, create realistic goals and walk them out together by faith. Spend time smelling the roses and celebrating one another.
Amos 3:3 3Do two walk together
unless they have agreed to do so?
Money Management In Marriage
- Set Aside Time To Have The Money Talk
- Create A Money Management Process
- Create A Realistic Budget
- Have Regular Money Conversations
- Know each others Money Weaknesses & Struggles.
- Create Spending Allowances
- Create Yearly Money Goals & Plans
- Develop a Exit Plan-Retirement
- Deal With Money Disagreement