How The Bible Instructs Christian Couples To Manage Their Money

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Episode Summary

Wealth can be a blessing or a curse. It’s not the money that’s the problem, though. It’s our attitude toward it. In this episode, Dale and Veronica breakdown the biblical instruction for the management of money.

The top three reasons for Christian divorce are sex, money, and children. Sadly, much of the church has adopted a secular perspective on money while neglecting to implement the Bible’s instruction for wealth. In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss debt, saving, and the theology of biblical money management.

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In addition to our teaching time, we answer two critical questions from our listening audience. You can view those questions at the bottom of this page and hear our responses at the closing of this episode. Also, if you have a question you would like answered on the show, please email us at support@ultimatemarriage.com

Worthy Quotes From This Episode

  • Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables were concerned with how to handle money and possessions.
  • In the Gospels, one out of ten verses (288 in all) deals directly with the subject of money.
  • The Bible offers 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 verses on faith, but more than 2,000 verses on money and possessions.
  • If your financial life is filled with debt, materialism, and workaholism don’t think that it doesn’t effect your Christian witness.
  • Money is not the root of all evil. The LOVE of money is.
  • The culture says if you have a lot of money, celebrate, you’re standing on thick ice. The Bible says if you have a lot of money, be careful, you’re standing on thin ice.
  • The Scriptures teach that God’s plan will not compromise your marriage and family.
  • Maturity is defined as learning to delay current pleasure for the sake of future peace. Children do what feels good; mature married couples do what’s biblical.
  • We need to learn the difference between a need which should be met and an entitled desire which should be starved.
  • If success is always behind the next thing, it will never be where you are.
  • Let’s not confuse our healthy desire for contentment with an unhealthy desire for comfort. Contentment doesn’t mean we shouldn’t desire more, it means we’re thankful for what we have and patient for what’s next.

Scripture From This Episode

  • Matthew 7:3-5 “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First, remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
  • Proverbs 22:7 “The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.”
  • Proverbs 13:22 “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:6: “Godliness with contentment is great gain.”

Questions Answered In This Episode

  • What would your advice be to couples with separate bank accounts?

This Week’s Memory Verse

  • Proverbs 22:7 “The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is slave to the lender.”

Lastly, did anything stand out in this show? Do you have any comments, additions or questions? Let us know about them in the comments below.

Written By Dale Partridge
Dale is the co-founder and Editor in Chief at Ultimate Marriage. He is best known as a thought leader on biblical theology, family, and church practice. Currently, Dale is finishing his graduate studies at Western Seminary.
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