How 20 Minutes Can Change Your Marriage’s Finances
If you’re married, I don’t need to tell you about the trials and obstacles that come with your spouse. While every marriage is different, they all require communication. In fact, you need teamwork if you want to change your finances in marriage.
You can’t make progress when you’re going one way and your better half is going the other. In order to make progress, you need to move as one. So how are you and your spouse going to do that?
You need to talk.
It doesn’t have to be for long, and it doesn’t need to be super intense and life-altering. All it takes is a listening ear and a willingness to be open. If you spend just 20 minutes a week sharing about your financial life with each other, it can change your marriage’s finances.
Our Freedom to Live course contains exercises to help couples improve their communication about money. These exercises help build that foundation needed for strong communication and teamwork. Why? We want couples to live and give the way God intended together. So, what should you spend those 20 minutes talking about? We’ll get you started with the first couple of weeks:
Talk about where you came from
If you want to transform your shared financial life, you need a strong foundation. If you want a strong foundation, you must start from the bottom. So, first things first, why are you the way that you are?
Talk about what you want
No, I’m not talking about that new toy you’ve got your eyes on! While that’s important, it comes later. The question here is this: What do you want out of your financial life? Where do you want it to be later down the road? First, you talked about where you came from. Now, you’re talking about where you want to go.
Now it’s up to you to try it out! The point is not to change each other but to simply understand. By understanding where the two of you came from and where you want to go, you can begin to unify your directions. And when that begins to happen, your marriage’s financial life will begin to improve.
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