Marriage and finances is a topic that can easily cause division between couples. Despite joining together in marital bliss, many couples then find themselves facing financial strain.
By: Sheridan Voysey Twenty-four anniversaries later, I sometimes look at my wife Merryn and wonder how this marriage of ours works. I’m a writer and speaker, Merryn is a statistician. I work with words, she works with numbers. I want beauty, she wants function. We come from different worlds! After writing about differences in marriage, [...]
New Zealand, England and Hong Kong are just some of the destinations that Tony and Narelle Davenport have experienced together as a couple. From international news reporter to news producer on the Gold Coast, Tony and Narelle have lived quite an adventurous life.
We all know life can get busy, but it’s so important to take the time to pursue your spouse and find ways to make them feel special.
What makes a Biblical marriage happy and what do we contrast that to? For many Christians, it’s a timeless comparison between the sacred institution of Biblical marriage and the contemporary practices of de facto or trial marriages.
Marriage is a sacred institution that is highly valued by Christians. It is more than just a legal union between two people; it is a covenant that is made before God. The Bible provides a rich foundation for marriage, with principles and guidelines that are designed to help couples build strong and lasting relationships. God's [...]
Marriage. Alcoholism. Relationship breakdown. Where is God in the midst of these things? On this episode of The Story, Jimmy Colefax talks to Jeff and Virginia Ball about their journey through many years of hardship. But God would eventually bring much needed healing through a Christian counsellor, who they credit with saving their relationship. After [...]
Because the health of marriage is ultimately determined by individual health, we need to be diligent about emotional, mental, physical and spiritual fitness.
If you’re married, we’re sure you’d agree. Marriage can be both beautiful and difficult.
Being in love is an enchanting experience, but it may cloud your judgement. When you’re in a state of infatuation, you tend to become self-centered, blocking out obvious red flags.
Too often we put our spouses on defense simply by how we say something. This primes the pump for conflict that doesn’t need to happen.
“We must address declining marriages, poor marital health and the effectiveness of fathers in those marriages.”
“We have dismantled the family. This is exactly what is inevitable when God’s plan is subverted.”
We’ve all heard the term ‘opposites attract’. While this can lead to an initial attraction, it can also lead to potential downsides in a marriage once the dust settles.
If you find that the majority of your arguments stem from money problems, it’s time to take a stand and commit to resolving the issues before they destroy your marriage.
Some people choose not to deal with an issue to avoid conflict. It then becomes the elephant in the room and over time resentment and bitterness set in.
The end of cheap money is a game changer. Preparing for difficult times and having a plan of action will be of immense benefit to staying united through a financial crisis.
We are facing some significant challenges as a nation and some families are doing it harder than others. Interest rates are climbing, and the cost of living pressures are taking their toll, not just on our bank balances, but also on our relationships and marriages.
When you consider the expense of raising children, paying off a mortgage and all the other pressures young adults face, it is little wonder they get to middle age and find their superannuation funds lacking.
Money can make our lives easier and provide more choices for a better life. When it comes to marriage, money can either bring couples closer together or tear them apart. Discover how the principle of giving, saving, spending can bring blessings.
“Bishops will no longer be invited to preach, confirm, ordain, conduct ministerial reviews or take communion.”
Giving, according to your ability, is considered an important aspect of Christian life, with many believers seeing it as a way to honour God and contribute to the work of the church or religious organisations.
Busy prepping for the wedding? Don’t forget to prep for your marriage! Get five practical tips on how to build a solid future for your marriage.
This February, Vision Christian Media invites couples to join our livestream of Focus on the Family’s Marriage and Money tour!
Same sex marriages on brink of being codified into US law.