What Are We Really Fighting About? Pt. 2

relationship-conflict

 

Money

Prov. 10:22; Prov. 22:7; Matt 6:19-25; Luke 12:15-20; 2 Cor 9:6-7; 1 Tim 6:6-10

 

The bills are behind and the one who is handling the money continues to spend money in ways that do not help solve the problem.  Free spending has often been done but it was not a problem when there was enough money.  Now the spending needs to be checked and every dollar counts.  But whenever there is a little extra money instead of putting it on bills and trying to catch up it is seen as an opportunity to celebrate and buy things.  What do you do?

Questions To Consider?

Do both parties in the marriage have equal say about the money?

Should both parties in a family agree on how the money is being spent?

Can the one who is handling the money be questioned about how he/she is spending the money?

Should the person handling the money explain, share their vision and goal for the money?

Is the money in your family shared money or does each individual have his/her own money?

Do you consider the Lord in how you handle your money?

Should one person do things with the money for personal benefit without telling their spouse what they are doing?

If there is disagreement about the money and how it is spent how is the disagreement handled?

Is money or the lack there of the problem in our marriages or is it our attitude toward each other in how the money is handled?

Do you have a budget? Do you stick to it? What are your money goals?

Is it the thing, clothes or money, or the way I feel you treat me about the clothes or money?

Does your spouse feel like you consider their feelings when it comes to the money?

Does your spouse believe you consider them when you are spending the money?

Does your spouse believe you are loving them when it comes to how money is handled in your family?

Honestly answer the questions above and have a meaningful and open talk with each other. Come to an agreement and shared vision for your families finances and stick with it.

-Eric

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