• Take a look at Crown Financial to see some proven advice and biblical wisdom available online.
  • Take a class from Financial Peace University, designed to give you a solid
    foundation in money management.
  • Financial stress is common to many marriages.  Discuss with your spouse how it has affected your marriage in particular.  Talk about how you might change that.
  • If you are a mom, connect with other moms on the MomLife Today blog for encouragement and ideas on money management
  • If you are a man, connect with another man you respect for encouragement and accountability in the area of your finances.
  • Pray and invite God into the financial area of your life.  Ask for His guidance and wisdom in making decisions about money.
  • Ponder this statement:  “Happiness doesn’t come with what you have, but with how you perceive what you have.” Discuss ways you and your spouse can develop the virtue of contentment.
  • Take some time to thank God for the things that you have and for things that you don’t have.
  • Contemplate the mistakes you have made with money.  Then humbly admit these
    mistakes to God and to your spouse.
  • Remember that money is fleeting and that your relationship with God and people are more important and long‐lasting.
  • Initiate a discussion with your spouse about giving—not just money and possessions, but time, wisdom, expertise.
  • Determine to “forget what lies behind” and press on toward getting a solid financial plan in place for the future
  • God sometimes uses finances to get our attention and teach us things. Make a list of the things God has taught you as a result of financial blessing and/or difficulty.
  • Instead of allowing money to drive a wedge between you, view money challenges as an opportunity to grow closer to each other.  Talk about something you can do together with a common goal in regard to your finances.
  • Read 1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp to learn to embrace everyday blessings and practice expressing gratitude for the blessings you already have.
  • Did you know that there are roughly 2,350 verses in God’s word related to finances?  Search these Scriptures for godly wisdom found there. Start with the Hope and Help Scriptures listed in this guide.
  • Commit to trust Him to supply your needs as you give, share and become a wise steward of the financial resources He has given to you.