And that leads us to one of the greatest sources of friction in a marriage–money.
“The love of money is the root of all evil,” Scripture tells us. Jesus himself said that money is the chief rival for our love for Him. Is it any wonder that it can cause such division in marriage, a relationship intended to best reflect His image on earth?
What we do with our money reveals what is in our hearts. We may not like to admit that, but “where our treasure is, there our heart will be also.” That’s why this issue can be so contentious in a marriage. We’re dealing with heart issues when we deal with money.
And let’s face it, most of us know what it’s like to not have money. Some of us have a lot but don’t really know what to do with it. And yet we are most afraid of not having enough.
Money exposes the focus of our faith.
As I mentioned earlier, we went through a Biblically-based money-management course prior to getting married. All couples should at least do that.