3 things God needs you to remember when life is hard

3 THINGS GOD NEEDS YOU TO REMEMBER WHEN LIFE IS HARD

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Sometimes you just feel broken.

Sometimes we have those days, or weeks or years. Life can be challenging. That is the point of it. God put us on earth so we could learn by experience, and that means experiencing hard things.

But God loves us and wants us to succeed. In fact, he knows that we can. He has not left us without the resources for success. Through prayer, grace and service, he has given us tools to triumph over challenging times.

Here are three things God wants us to know when we are in the midst of dark times:

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Why money causes so much friction in marriage

WHY MONEY CAUSES SO MUCH FRICTION IN MARRIAGE

The popular saying “no romance without finance” sometimes gives the impression that lack of money is what causes financial issues in marriage. After all, we know that marrying a dreamer who enjoys talking big without corresponding action, or who counts his chicks before they are hatched, is setting oneself up for a marriage fraught with disappointment and frustration. However, while it is true that not having enough money can and does put strain on marriage, money issues in this honourable institution go way beyond that.You may know people who have little, and still, make the best of it and live happily together, and others who have a lot and yet squabble over money all the time. The truth is that when it comes to money, we all have different personalities, value systems, and emotional associations. Growing up poor, growing up with a lot, being born into wealth and then experiencing poverty along the way… so many factors contribute to why people are the way they are about money. This is perfectly okay except that not many couples take the time to understand each other’s views about money, and come to terms with it, before tying the knot.

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5 things couples can do for their finances this year

5 THINGS COUPLES CAN DO FOR THEIR FINANCES THIS YEAR

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1. Learn about money. Pursue financial education together. This isn’t about going to a classroom, it’s about learning. How much do you know about the mindsets and money habits of the wealthy? Do you have any idea what rich couples know that others don’t? What do you know about making money and growing it beyond going to work every day and earning a salary at the end of the month? Get investment savvy. Nobody ever attains financial freedom on just salary. Even if your goal is not to be wealthy, get books to read, ask questions of finance experts you have access to, and learn together. Wealth starts in the mind. Read more
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