“Do not overwork to be rich; because of your own understanding, cease!…for riches
certainly make themselves wings…” Prov. 23:4-5
“That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries.”
Money is the root of much marital discord. Ask yourself, “Am I being negative toward my
husband in the area of finances?” Determine not to speak evil of your husband in this
area. Discover ways to encourage and help him instead.
Does your husband handle finances wisely? Does he make good financial investments,
based on biblical principles? Does he have a budget? Does he make wise decisions
about purchases – checking many sources before he buys? Is he a good steward of his
money before the Lord? Let him know how much you appreciate his strengths in
If he is weak in this area, encourage any good decisions that he does make. Perhaps
you can help him, if he’s open to the idea, by organizing financial files or providing other
practical assistance. Or, if he wants you to handle the finances, ask for his input before
you make decisions that will affect him.
Are you enjoying this “30-Day Encouragement Challenge”? Have you learned something about your own relationship with the Lord as you seek to encourage your husband? Why not take a minute to jot a note to us at Revive Our Hearts, to share with us how God is touching your heart? Just go here: http://www.reviveourhearts.com/interact/contactus.htm
Early into our relationship, I made my man a promise; I told him I’d never pressurize him about money. It’s been almost a year since then and although it has been tough at times, I’ve managed to keep the promise. Wonder if I’ll still be able to once we get married….I’ll let tomorrow worry about itself.
Then again, it has not been much of a hardship because he is good with money and he usually runs his decisions by me. About budgeting. . . yes, he does have a budget. . . me. I plan the money. It’s a bit hard since it’s two purses but it’s good practice for the future.
My parents practice the joint account thing…I know lots of people that don’t. Some do not even believe in it and others have tried and been badly beaten. My Philosophy: give it a try first…we’ll see from there.