—>Money matters to God!!!<—
There is more spoken about money in the Bible than any other subject.
It is also the #1 issue in marital arguments!
***Everything belongs to God***
***He is our Source***
***He gives us the power to make wealth***
Principles of Money
1. Money is to be earned!
2 Thes 3:10
–>When we work hard, God rewards us!! *Ps 37:25*
2. Money is to be given!
3. Money is to be managed!
–>Saving is biblical!! God wants you to be prepared!
–>Be diligent, disciplined, self-controlled and use wisdom!
–>Save for things you want! Buy the best of what you can AFFORD!
4. Money is not to be owed to anyone!!
Helpful hints for better money management in your marriage:
With your husbands, decide how you want to manage your money – make sure you are on the same page! Learn to be content, thankful, and guard your heart against instant gratification! *Luke 16:10-12*
If needed, talk with a third party all together – to keep emotions at bay! 🙂
—>Be wise women who build your home!
–>Do not fall into the "PUT-OFF Cycle"…ie, putting things off until they are too big to handle!
–> Be workers at home, doing what it takes to make a house a home!
*****We need management skills to keep everything under control*********
the good news is that Management skills CAN be learned!! yipeee! (emphasis mine! teehee!)
Here are some challenges we face and how we can fight these challenges:
Make a decision to do something whether you like it or not!
Set up your priorities! Write them down, make a plan, and work that plan!
–>Don't know how:
Learn, ask for help, find sources like books and other people!
this is a problem! *Col 3:23* DO ALL AS UNTO THE LORD!!
Helpful hints for homemaking in your marriage:
*get a to-do list, planner, calendar
*learn to prioritize (but don't beat yourself up about it!)
*clean well weekly; maintain daily!
*after-dinner ritual (not the PUT-OFF cycle!)
*have a hamper for each kid!
*clean out fridge BEFORE you shop!
*BE THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE!
4. Other hints:
*pick up after yourself after you are done.
*after cleaning your make-up off your face at night, wipe your basin with your make-up remover pad.
and most importantly…
Work on your attitude to maintain a THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING attitude!!