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Affluent Christian Investor | September 20, 2017

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Marriage is Good for Our Financial Well-Being!

(Photo by Jeff Belmonte) (CC BY) (Resized/Cropped)

(Photo by Jeff Belmonte) (CC BY) (Resized/Cropped)

Contrary to the popular myth that it is too expensive to get married and better to just live together, the data completely exposes the truth that marriage improves our financial health. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled: The Poverty Cure – Get Married, the author noted that marriage is vital.

“—as family-structure researchers (Sara McLanahan and Isabel Sawhill) note in the Future of Children, ‘most scholars now agree that children raised by two biological parents in a stable marriage do better than children in other family forms across a wide variety of outcomes’.”

Of course!

God said it was not good for man to be alone. That meant it is not good on every level of his life, including his finances.

Research indicates that married couples have a higher net worth than those who live together, those who remain single and certainly more than those who divorce. Don’t believe the lie that marriage is too expensive. Believe God when he says in Jeremiah 29:6, “Marry and have sons and daughters.”

He goes on to say in verse 11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

So do you want to experience the fullness of God’s plan to prosper you? Get married, stay married and raise a family. That is his prosperity plan.

I invite you to take Crown’s free online assessment to get an in-depth picture of your financial health from a Biblical perspective. The report will give you a comparison of your beliefs and behaviors in 9 key areas that the Bible says are important aspects of managing money. Not only that, you will receive recommendations for how to improve in the areas where you struggle.

 

Originally posted on Crown.

Chuck Bentley is CEO of Crown, a non-profit business and personal finance policy and educational organization, and author of “The S.A.L.T. Plan. How to Prepare for an Economic Crisis of Biblical Proportions” and “Root of Riches, What if everything you think about money is wrong?”

 

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