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  • Writer's pictureDoug MacGray

Money and Marriage: Navigating Finances as a Christian Couple

Navigating the financial waters within a marriage may often seem like a tricky task. However, Christian couples may find guidance and wisdom in the Bible to effectively manage their money.


One important aspect of handling finances in a marriage is the concept of stewardship. As Christians, it is believed that everything one has, including finances, is a gift from God. Therefore, individuals are called to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to them. This involves being responsible and intentional with money, using it wisely, and in ways that honor God. As Proverbs 3:9-10 states, “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” It is important to remember to honor God with finances and trust in His provision.


In addition to stewardship, another key aspect of handling finances in a marriage is the principle of unity. Ephesians 5:31, says, “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This unity extends to all areas of marriage, including finances. It means that financial decisions should be made together, with both spouses having equal say and involvement. This not only fosters a sense of teamwork and partnership but also helps to prevent conflicts and misunderstandings.


Furthermore, financial transparency and open communication are also key to financial success in marriage. As Proverbs 15:22 says, “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers, they succeed.” So, it is important to discuss your financial goals, debts, and income openly with each other, seeking wisdom and guidance from trusted sources. This practice may help build trust and foster a healthy financial relationship.


Lastly, we believe it is important to trust in God’s provision when it comes to your finances. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Couples may find peace and assurance by entrusting themselves to God and seeking His guidance, knowing that He will provide for all their needs.


In conclusion, we believe handling finances in a marriage as a Christian couple involves practicing stewardship, fostering unity, maintaining financial transparency, and trusting in God’s provision. When approached with wisdom, money can serve as a tool to strengthen the marriage and bring glory to God. Stonecrop can provide more guidance in financial stewardship for those who seek it. Contact Stonecrop at info@stonecropadvisors.com.

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