The theme for August posts will be Finances/Money in Marriage, which seems to be a common issue between spouses.
By Lavern Nissley
Encompass Executive Director
"Money is the root of all evil", right?
Wrong. It is the LOVE of money that creates problems. Ronda and I have watched this play out dozens of times on Dateline, the NBC show of 31 seasons that specializes in "compelling mysteries, powerful documentaries, and in-depth investigations." Typically, one or both partners are on a trajectory that has them loving money or pursuing sex outside of the relationship and ending in murder.
But marriage and money CAN go together well, provided that the following tips are followed. If implemented, we can almost guarantee that you won't end up on Dateline!
Here are five tips to keep marriage and money running smoothly:
The most common source of disagreement in families in the United States is money.
"What we're doing well financially is . . ."
"What we could do better financially is . . ."
Each take the FREE Money Personalities Survey and then discuss the results.
If you have read this far and are serious about implementing (or continuing to apply) the tips you've seen - Keith Morrison probably won't be doing a Dateline story on your marriage!
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.