Thursday, June 14, 2007

Day 7- 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge

Day 7
"Do not overwork to be rich; because of your own understanding, cease! For riches certainly make themselves wings." (Proverbs 23:4, 5b)
"That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries." (Proverbs 8:21)
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 financial matters.
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.
***Eddie is very good at financial matters, he always makes sure that things are taken care of. There were times when we first got married, that he would get laid off from his job, he would immediately go out, and find another job. I greatly appreciate the way he takes care of us.

1 comment:

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

I think this is about the #1 reason that a lot of couples get a divorce!! This is the main reason that couples fight!! I know it has always been the hardest part of our marriage. We have never had any money and I see now that God never wanted us to be rich in money that is. It has been hard and it is never going to be easy in this area. We just have to keep going and to keep going together. sandy