Marriage & Money Class Slideshow


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When you made the decision to marry your spouse, what were your expectations about how the family finances were going to be handled? Did you even have any? Marriage and money go hand in hand. When there is unity in handling money God’s way, it helps lead to unity in your marriage as well. Whether you are a newlywed or married for 50 years, in this class, you will learn what the Bible says about handling money God’s way and the importance of this in our marriages. Come and learn how to have unity in money and in your marriage.

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Marriage & Money Class Slideshow

  1. 1. “40% of people are living beyond their means.”“70% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, one step away from bankruptcy!” “The #1 cause of divorce in America is financial disagreements”
  2. 2.  God’s plan for Marriage The differences between Men and Women God’s plan for our Finances The differences in people’s views of money How the enemy uses all these differences to attack marriages
  3. 3. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against theauthorities, against the powers of this darkworld and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
  4. 4. 1 John 4:4 “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; becausegreater is He who is in you [Jesus] than he who is in the world.” [Satan] Pastor Jack Graham
  5. 5. The President ordered theThe President ordered the Department of Justice Department of Justice to abandon defending the to abandon defending the “Defense of of “Defense Marriage Act” ” Marriage Act or DOMA in the Courts. or DOMA in the Courts.DOMA defines marriage asDOMA definesa legal union between one union between man and one woman man and one woman
  6. 6. 5-5-12 2-23-11 • DOMA • Announced• Time • Abandon Repeal Bill • Presidential Supreme Article Defending Passed in Support of Court to DOMA the Senate Same-Sex enter battle 11-29-10 Marriage 11-10-11 12-7-12
  7. 7. "Marriage is the original andmost important institution forsustaining the health,education, and welfare of all.Where marriage erodes,social pathologies rise. Theimpulse to redefine marriageis a symptom, rather than thecause, of the erosion of themarriage culture. Manhattan Declaration Excerpt
  8. 8. “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.”“If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Mark 3:24-25
  9. 9. “Can two walk together,unless they are agreed?” Amos 3:3 (NKJV)“90% of the friction of daily life is caused by the wrong tone of voice.” Unknown
  10. 10. Marriage is a gift from God and a special covenant with each other.
  11. 11. “Wives, understand and support your husbands by submitting to them in Husbands, go all out ways that honor thein love for your wives. Master.” Dont take advantage of them.
  12. 12. “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should “Husbands, submit to theirlove your wives, just husbands in as Christ loved the everything.” church and gavehimself up for her…”
  13. 13. “Submit yourselves, then, to God.Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
  14. 14. “The differencebetween the sexes and how they relate to one another is biochemicallybased and can be found in our hormones.”
  15. 15. Men… Women… Release the hormone,  Release the hormone, Testosterone to deal Oxytocin to deal with stress, with Stress “Emergency hormone” Released in situations that  Released in safe, cooperative, require urgency, sacrifice for a caring, supportive and noble cause and problem solving nurturing situations
  16. 16. Testosterone is: Oxytocin is  Hormone of desire  Hormone of Love for a for a man woman  He feels romantic and  She feels happy in love passionate when levels when levels are high are high
  17. 17. “Heart Disease is most often triggered by unresolved emotional issues like financialstress, divorce, loneliness or an inabilityto effectively communicate with a child or Spouse.”
  18. 18. I will give thanks to You,for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14 (NASB)
  19. 19. Unity in Marriage will only happen if God is at the center of the marriage and…
  20. 20. …as the husband and wife who have “become one flesh”, move closer to God, they will get closer to one another.
  21. 21. "A person standing alone can beattacked and defeated, but two [husband and wife] can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three [with God at the center] are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT)
  22. 22. “In order to have a financially successful marriage,the money has to be ‘ours’...not ‘mine’ and ‘yours’.” Dave Ramsey
  23. 23. The Book ofMatthew, Chapter 6 Outlines God’s view of Money
  24. 24. Do not store up for yourselvestreasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. Matthew 6:19 (NASB)
  25. 25. “I want it and I want it now” “Don’t have enough” “Keeping up with the Joneses’” “The rich rules over the poor, And the borrowerbecomes the lenders slave.” Proverbs 22:7 (NASB) “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6 (NKJV)
  26. 26. “When you go “The devil leads us into debt you into debt so he can are asking keep us in bondage someone else and keep us fromother than God doing great things to meet your for God and His needs.” kingdom.” Pastor Barry Cameron, ABC’s of Financial Freedom
  27. 27. “Americans spent $1.7 billion on fast food with credit/debit cards in 2000.” “In 2008, that number had climbed to $70.4 billion.” “Debt is not the problem, but a symptom.Debt is a symptom of overspending and undersaving.” Dave Ramsey “Its stupid to try to get something for nothing, or run up huge bills you can never pay.” Proverbs 17:18 (MSG)
  28. 28. “If you cannot be contentwith what you have, youwill never be contentwith what you want.”Howard Dayton, Crown Financial Ministries
  29. 29. “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
  30. 30. “All the church wants is my money” “Can’t afford to lose 10% of my income” “I will give after I pay my other bills” “Is it on the Gross or the Net?” “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rustdestroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;” Matthew 6:20 (NASB)
  31. 31. “The earth is the Lord’s and EVERYTHING in it, the world, and ALL who live in it.” Psalm 24:1
  32. 32. “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be“Can’t afford to losehouse. of my income” food in my 10% Test me in this,”says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of Heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty. Malachi 3:10-11 (NIV1984)
  33. 33. “I will give after I pay my other bills” “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops;then your barns will be filled to overflowing,and your vats will brim over with new wine.” Proverbs 3:9–10 (NIV)
  34. 34. Deuteronomy 8:18 (NASB) "But you shall remember theLORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth…”
  35. 35. “It doesn’t take faith to pay all your bills and THEN give to God. Put the kingdom of God FIRST…andsee what happens to your provision!” Pastor Robert Morris
  36. 36. “Is it on the Gross or the Net?” “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shakentogether and running over, will be poured intoyour lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 (NIV1984)
  37. 37. “God’s BLESSING on you is always in proportion to your DEPENDENCE on Him.Great anointing is the fruit of great trusting.” Pastor Rick Warren"Each man should give what he has decidedin his heart to give, not reluctantly or undercompulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV1984)
  38. 38. 1. the office, duties, and obligations of a steward (which is defined as a fiscal agent or manager).2. the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to ones care.
  39. 39. “It’s my money” “Live for today” “I need the money more than the church”“…for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 (NASB)2/3 of the parables that Jesus taught are about money, possessions and stewardship.
  40. 40. “Many believers aren’t aware of this, but EVERY TIME you get paid, you are facing a test.” Pastor Robert Morris
  41. 41. “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever isdishonest with very little will also be dishonestwith much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” Luke 16:10-11 (NIV1984)
  42. 42. "A budget is telling your moneywhere to go instead of wondering where it went.“ John Maxwell
  43. 43. “ doing the same thing over andover and expecting different results ”
  44. 44. “When you agree on your spending… you are agreeing on your value system, you are agreeing on your goals, you are agreeing on your dreams, you are even agreeing on your fears… the ‘Budget’ takes all the knots out of your Marriage and you will get oneness in your marriage and unity.” Dave Ramsey
  45. 45. “More money will make me happy” “He who dies with the most toys wins!” “I don’t have the money but I will just throw it on the credit card” "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one anddespise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” Matthew 6:24 (NASB)
  46. 46. “More money will make me happy” “He who dies with the most toys wins!” “I don’t have the money but I will just throw it on the credit card” “For the love of money is the root of all kindsof evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows” I Timothy 6:10 (NLT)
  47. 47. “I am the provider” “What will I do if I lose my job?” “I cant afford to tithe, I need to save every dime because you never know, AKA Hoarding”"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?” Matthew 6:25, 27 (NASB)
  48. 48. “I am the provider” “What will I do if I lose my job?” “I cant afford to tithe, I need to save every dime because you never know, AKA Hoarding” “Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
  49. 49. Philippians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing, but ineverything by prayer and supplicationwith thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
  50. 50. “Do not care about the future, so long as I have what I want now” “Pay the Debt Forward” “But seek first His kingdom and Hisrighteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (NASB)
  51. 51. “Do not care about the future, so long as I have what I want now” “Pay the Debt Forward” “But if anyone does not providefor his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5:8 (NASB)
  52. 52. “Do not care about the future, so long as I have what I want now” “Pay the Debt Forward”“A good man leaves an inheritance for hischildrens children, but a sinners wealth is stored up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:22 (NIV1984)
  53. 53. Prayer Word Worship “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and yourplans will succeed. The LORD works out everything for his own ends.” Proverbs 16:3
  54. 54. “The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry.You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.” Pastor Rick Warren
  55. 55.  Teamwork = Unity in Marriage “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." ~ James E. Hunton
  56. 56.  Forgive One another “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:26-27 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
  57. 57.  Think Before You Speak “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.” Proverbs 15:1 “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24
  58. 58.  Work on Budget Together = Unity in your Finances will result “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5 “Steady plodding brings prosperity.” Proverbs 21:5 (TLB)
  59. 59.  Learn, Learn, Learn “Commit to being a lifetime learner” ~ Zig Ziglar “Winning at money is 80% behavior and 20% head knowledge.” ~ Dave Ramsey
  60. 60. “There is a choice that you have to make, in everything you do.So keep in the mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you.” John Wooden