The fact that money is a major stressor in marriage is not news. The way we spend and save can be a black or white issue for many of us.
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.
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.
“It is possible the financial hits people have taken from inflation and the pandemic have triggered feelings of guilt.”
“Banks deny that religious beliefs are a factor, but their excuses for closures never add up.”
Good oversight of systems of saving that you can later draw on, played an important role in the history of God’s people.
While the RBA left interest rates on hold last Tuesday, many Australians remain unsure about what the next 12 months will look like.
Most of it goes to religious organisations.
With the continuing increase of electronic payment methods in Australia, more people are bidding farewell to cash in favour of the convenience of cards.
“Michele will be in an important job at an important time with the challenges that we face globally,”
For those of us who have mortgages, our debt may be several years’ worth of income. But when you can’t control your spending, you’ve got a problem. And the only answer is a God-sized solution.
The end of the financial year is upon us, and it is time for many of us to start preparing our tax returns. With a little bit of planning and organisation, you can ensure that you get the most out of your tax return while avoiding penalties and errors.
Many of us have difficulty becoming good financial stewards. But having some strategies for life and business can definitely help us get through these times of rising living costs.
To have faith in God requires us to give Him room to move in our lives. If we continually plan and purchase without thinking — without leaving Him the space to work in our lives — then we will not see Him work in those areas.
How can we as Christians prepare for the effects of harder economic times and apply biblical wisdom around money?
The majority of us have superannuation, and tax time can be an excellent opportunity to top it up. There are a variety of tax benefits associated with super, and also for those in the workforce, it should be our priority.
Jesus makes it very clear that where our treasure is, our heart can be found (Matthew 6:21). Could it be that our money can give us clues to the quality of our relationship with God? If our bank statement measures our ‘treasure’ what can it tell us about our faith?
“There’s a very strong anti-Christian sentiment in the pride culture.”
As tax season approaches, many of us are considering our end of financial year plans. Christians like to think of themselves as giving people, but is the church really that generous?
“This is a responsible budget which at the same time looks after people,”
“Giving 10% of your earnings to God is still a widespread standard among churchgoers.”
Money is a topic that is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. While it is not inherently evil, the love of money is warned against as it can lead to greed and unethical behaviour. Jesus himself spoke about the danger of putting too much emphasis on wealth.
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 we’re honest, most people struggle with money at some point in their life, whether it’s learning the basics, getting ahead, saving for retirement, avoiding or getting out of debt and even spiritual challenges such as wrongly getting our identity from what we own.
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.