I've found it a little hard to get this up early the past two days, mainly because weekends we are usually spending every waking moment together and so busy that I don't get to my laptop as much.
Today is also my wedding anniversary. We have been together for 15 years and married for 14 and I honestly think they have been the best years of my life. I'm extremely blessed to be married to my best friend, this amazing man that makes me complete. :)
So on to today's challenge, oh and I won't be putting up the linky anymore. There really aren't many of you joining in, or even letting me know that you're joining, so it's not worth putting it up :) If you do join in, just continue to let me know through your comments, I think it works fine just that way :)
"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." Proverbs 8:21
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 financial matters.
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.
I handle all the finances in our home. But I never exclude my husband from anything, matter of fact every pay day, I tell him exactly what bills I paid, what bills are on hold until the next pay day, what is paid off, what money we have left over or any expenses that I have made or am thinking of making.
He does the same with me.
Now he could very well just buy whatever he wants and say nothing, and don't think it hasn't happened in the past, early in our marriage LOL I had to get on him a few times about just making expenses without notifying me and then me checking the bank account and seeing amounts withdrawn which in turn affected the budget.
But we sat down, talked it over and now there are no expenses made by either one of us, without talking it out with the other.
It works, it keeps us happy and there are no money fights :)