A Major Presenting Problem
Of all the presenting problems that married couples bring with them to the counselor’s office, conflict over finances is near the top of the list.
- Should we buy a new car or purchase used?
- Should we pay cash or finance?
- How much should we give to the church and charity organizations?
- How much money should we save and put toward retirement?
- Is it okay to use a credit card for purchases? If so, how can we avoid the growing debt of interest on an unpaid balance?
- Should we use a bonus to pay down debt, remodel the kitchen, take a vacation, or buy a new set of golf clubs?
The scenarios are endless.
Whether the issue is spending, debt, giving, or saving, if a couple is not singing from the same page with how they approach money, there will be problems. Big problems.
How can marital tension over finances be transformed into marital peace?
Stick with me and find out.
Five Key Categories
The place to begin when pursuing financial peace in marriage is to agree on a philosophy of money. Sadly, very few couples have this conversation up-front. Most regret it.
Whether you are engaged, a newlywed or trying to catch up after decades of marriage, I want to help you have the conversation by outlining four primary categories to consider when creating a unified philosophy of money.
- A Philosophy of Ownership
- A Philosophy of Saving
- A Philosophy of Giving
- A Philosophy of Debt
- A Philosophy of Spending
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you…