Wednesday-Week 4

Posted: August 13, 2014 in Bible Studies, Intentionally Focused

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“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.  In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies.  He who loves his wife loves himself.  For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,”  

Ephesians 5: 22-23, 28-29

Click HERE for today’s study at Good Morning Girls.

Whether you are married or not this applies to you.  Us woman have a tendency to do things OUR way.  We seem to always think our way is better.  And the men hardly ever speak up because us woman don’t allow them to.  Then when we do ask their opinion they do not have one.  I think they do, we just never consider it.  Christ tells woman to submit to their husband, and for the husband to love their wives as themselves.  Woman, this does not mean that our man can boss us around.  This simply means that decisions in a relationship should be a man’s responsibility.  Meaning- Buying a house, car, discipline, bills, projects around your home, schooling, etc.  And the man should love their woman as his own flesh.  This all means that we need to communicate with one another.  We need to discuss all the business we allow in and out of the house.  We should sit with our spouses at the table and go through our bills and figure out how much to spend with groceries and everything else you would spend money on.  (I picked bills because that is the #1 arguments between couples.)  If we do it together, we would both have an understanding with the family finances and be able to set a budget.  

My husband and I sit down about once or twice a week and go over our finances.  As of right now, we just bought a house and I am a stay at home mom.  (Do photography on the side.)  We have decided that sitting down together and both of us understanding our finances is much easier on our marriage.  We sit down and give a limit til the next pay period.  We go get cash out of the bank and that is it.  When that is gone- we can NOT go to the bank to get more.  We do this with groceries as well.  It helps to not walk into a store and get more than what you go for.  

With groceries, as a family, we sit at the table and ask what everyone wants for the next 2 weeks.  This way we will not have any surprise grocery trips in the middle of the week. And let’s be honest, going to a store with a list in hand helps keep the price down.  

Here is a website to get you started. www.budgetworksheets.org  I HIGHLY recommend Dave Ramsey.  Yes, it seems hard.  But, it is a LIFESAVER!!!  Here are some budget forms from his site.  DAVE RAMSEY BUDGET WORKSHEETS

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Today submit and love your spouse.  Go through your finances together.  That alone will help spice up your marriage.  

MUCH LOVE.

 

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