Christian couples should be able to talk about anything together, yet many couples still do not feel comfortable talking about their finances… especially when their financial priorities aren’t aligned.
As believers, we have a responsibility to transfer Christ’s teaching into our day-to-day living – including his teachings about money. So what does the Bible have to say on the subject of debt and all that comes with it?
Hear the word “debt” and it is tempting to tune out. It hits too close to home. It feels so emotional, even depressing. Debt’s wrong, right? The mention of that four-letter-word always seems to kick off the “shame game”--a huge dose of bad feelings to swallow with the already bitter pill of your shortfall. But we all know someone whose life is currently affected by debt. That someone might even be you.
Your teen might think a budget for all their monthly expenses is limiting, but it will actually help them feel more freedom in the long run. And budgeting will help them save up for college while they’re still in high school and don’t have to pay a bunch of bills to pay.
No one hopes to fight. No one dreams about arguing. But what couples may not see as they gaze into their future is how a little something that they’ve known since their childhood could easily come between them. A little thing called money.