FINANCIAL FACTORS THAT MAKE MARRIAGE TO FAIL – Part 1
Money is very important in marriage. It can make or mar a home and it is one of the major reasons people are failing in marriage. In fact, experts say money is the number one reason for divorce worldwide. That is why we must handle money carefully and must not allow the following money factors to destroy our marriage.
- Poverty. Marriage is always difficult when the needs of the family cannot be met. Poverty is a major reason many marriages fail. “All the brethren of the poor do hate him, how much more do his friends go far from him? He pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him”. Proverbs 19:7
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- Debt is bondage. It can be damaging as it makes the debtor a servant to the lender. It destroys love at home and denies the family the ability to fulfill its potentials.
Solution: Exercise discipline. Avoid buying things on credit. Avoid the buy-now-pay-later syndrome. Handle your credit card wisely or you can do away with it. Be determined to pay all your debts and avoid new ones. Debt is not a friend; it is a sworn enemy.
- Bad Money Habit. Extravagance, stinginess, greed, etc. Are all bad money habits. Many people are extravagant in spending on themselves and outsiders but are stingy at home. This kind of habit will certainly cause a marriage to fail.
Solution: Develop good money habits. Make money, and learn how to give to God, your family and the needy. Don’t spend all you make. Save some and invest some so that your money can multiply and lay a solid foundation for your future. “He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man, he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich”. Proverbs 21:17
- Love of Money. Love of money which is the root of all evils is also the root of many divorces and The love of money is the foundation of greed, show-off spending, stinginess, stealing, lying, competitive attitude, workaholic, money-at-all-cost syndrome, etc.
Solution: You can’t serve mammon (money) and God simultaneously. You can’t love money and love God. Don’t ever allow money to dominate your life, because it possesses the inherent tendency to destroy you, your house and your family. “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”.
1 Timothy 6:9-10
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