Money and Finances

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Faith Conversation: In All You Do

Crystal Brothers

We all have goals or dreams of things we'd like to do for God, but it's also important for us to live for Him daily. Here are some conversation starters to help you support each other’s goals.

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How to Plan Your Vacation and Improve Your Marriage

Bethany and Scott Palmer

What if planning your summer vacation had a bonus? What if planning your time away could strengthen your marriage? Here are three tips to build your marriage as you plan your vacation.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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God's Presence in Finances

Tommy Brown offers some ways to examine your finances to get a handle on how you can best manage your money. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Discovering Your Money Type (Part 2 of 2)

Tommy Brown offers insights from his book, The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You to Handle Money. He outlines those seven types, unpacking their strengths and weaknesses, and offers couples advice for working through their financial disagreements. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

An Attribute of God

Finances can add strain to your marriage, but when you work together, you can have a positive impact. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Discovering Your Money Type (Part 1 of 2)

Tommy Brown offers insights from his book, The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You to Handle Money. He outlines those seven types, unpacking their strengths and weaknesses, and offers couples advice for working through their financial disagreements. (Part 1 of 2)

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Faith Conversation: Money

Jean Daly

The Lord knows we're prone to want more than we currently have, even if we have a lot. To help us combat these cravings, God provides the best available counsel to manage this challenge — the Bible.

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Woman and man reviewing finances

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Embrace Your Money Type to Find Financial Unity

Tommy Brown

When the God-given money types work together in unity, not only can couples reach their financial goals, but they can also achieve a level of relationship health that transcends monetary value.

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Illustration of a woman and a man. He holds a piggy bank with coins popping out, and she carries a handbag.

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Money Choices That Couples Need to Make in Every Season of Marriage

Chris Hogan

Every decade of married life presents its own financial risks and opportunities, and planning ahead can lay the groundwork for making wise money choices throughout the many years you’ll share together.

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wife and husband

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What Does God Want You to Accomplish as Husband and Wife?

Chuck Bentley with Ann Bentley

You and your spouse need to know why God put you here on earth and what He wants to accomplish through you as husband and wife. You can then become intentional about achieving that common purpose.

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One Thing Couples Have to Keep Talking About: Money

Chris Hogan

Ongoing communication about money and how you spend it can ultimately make the difference between a second honeymoon and a broken home.

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Illustration of a blended family and various symbols reflecting the complicated ways for which finances are accounted

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New Strategies for Blended Family Finances

Joseph Warren Kniskern

Managing finances in a blended family is complicated because of the interconnected relationships. Some of the traditionally accepted advice may not work, and new strategies are often necessary.

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Happy couple checking bank account on line in a tablet sitting on a couch in the living room

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Marriage and Money

Bethany and Scott Palmer

Poor financial communication between husband and wife is common. Talking about money doesn't always come naturally, but Bethany and Scott Palmer offer tips that can make the process a little easier.

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Piggy bank with calculator

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Finances and the Economy

Chuck Bentley

You are a temporary manager of what God has entrusted to you. Your main goal is to be faithful with God's resources, not to acquire wealth for your own benefit.

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When a Loved One Is Unemployed

Laura Petherbridge

Pain and confusion accompany job loss. When my husband lost his job, I understood the severity of the situation. Rejections and closed doors shook our confidence and even challenged our faith.

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Disagreements About Money

A practical way to communicate about your finances is to create a "money huddle." It's not a budget-planning session; it's a time to address the emotional side of money.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Managing Your Finances At Christmastime

Financial experts Scott and Bethany Palmer discuss how couples can communicate openly about their holiday budget while navigating Christmastime expenses, gift giving, expectations and feelings of entitlement in their kids.

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Your Christmas Money Plan

Scott and Bethany Palmer

For so many couples, Christmas and the gift-giving experience can move from feelings of anticipation to disappointment. The Palmers share ways to turn frustrating exchanges into opportunities.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Communicating to Achieve Financial Harmony (Part 2 of 2)

Finance expert Russ Crosson and his wife, Julie, explain how couples can overcome challenges that result from differing perspectives on managing money and strengthen their marriage by improving their financial communication and cooperation. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Communicating to Achieve Financial Harmony (Part 1 of 2)

Finance expert Russ Crosson and his wife, Julie, explain how couples can overcome challenges that result from differing perspectives on managing money and strengthen their marriage by improving their financial communication and cooperation. (Part 1 of 2)

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embarrassed couple looking at computer and paper

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Husbands: The Marital Risk of Financial Investments

Russ Crosson

You might be able to withstand the loss of the money you put into a risky financial investment, but there's another factor to consider — marital risk. Can you afford to damage the relationship with your spouse?

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It's Not About the Money

Gary Chapman

Frequently, financial conflicts focus on how each spouse handles money. But most arguments about money really grow out of a failure to understand each other's needs and to respect each other's personalities.

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Husband and wife standing in row boat that is taking on water as they float toward a steep edge. The stream of water is in the shape of a dollar sign.

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Don't Let Money Make a Mess of Your Marriage

Crystal Paine

Financial stress is one of the leading causes of divorce. Rather than allowing it to divide you and your spouse, consider these tips to help minimize the tension in your home.

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