"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.
By Nancy Leigh DeMoss
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