It's not just about the money...
Arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce, says Sonya Britt, a professor at Kansas State University. “It's not children, sex, in-laws, or anything else. It's money—for both men and women."
Satan seeks every means possible to destroy marriages, and creating conflict around finances is one of his favorite tactics. But there is more to money problems than not sticking to the budget. Chuck and Ann Bentley reveal the underlying issues of financial and relational discord—and show how it robs couples of joy, intimacy, and marital satisfaction.
Money Problems, Marriage Solutions presents seven keys to peace in marriage and helps couples unite and conquer to resolve financial issues together. Through real-life stories, a solid foundation from Scripture, and practical steps for application, this book gives a plan for getting back on the same team. Here is a clear and lasting way forward for couples struggling with money problems.
To be honest, I was not expecting much from this book. I have never actually read a financial help book mostly because the ones I find most are classic self help and/or veer toward prosperity teaching. However, I was pleasantly surprised with what I found in this book.
Bentley presents Biblical views of both marriage and stewardship that will undoubtedly help many couples. As I stated earlier, the one thing that I found most encouraging was how Bentley dealt with the heart issues of marriage and money at the outset. In fact, Bentley never really outlines a step by step, “foolproof” process for “fixing” your finances. Instead, he provides some tried and true processes and methods that when applied with a heart aligned with God’s plan for your marriage and finances promise to improve both.