“The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:20
Money is one of the most significant areas of potential conflict in marriage and is consistently among the top four reasons for divorce. Financial issues occur between couples across the economic spectrum from wealth to poverty. Having a lot of money is not a guarantee of happiness or ease of dealing with money. Part of the real work of marriage involves making money and managing money. Couples who work together as a team and can reach agreement about financial matters are happier than couples who perpetually disagree about finances. As believers, we understand that God is in control of all things, and that is why He gave us wisdom to manage money His way. Bible talks more about money than salvation that is why its important as a couple to look at proper managing of your future family finance.
“Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married” – By Gary Chapman
Talks About questions that are found at the end of Chapter 8
What will we do to insure our budget always to be effective?
How will we talk about money in our family? How can we keep each other accountable?
Tell your spouse if you have any debt? What about future debt?
Talk to you spouse about when will you do your budget.
When it will come to gifts, how will we spend the money? On Who and How much?
What about our vacations together? How will we budget that?
What can we expect our financial state to be within next 5 years? What about 20 years?