One of the many ways a wife can help her husband or be a burden to him is the way she handles the family finances. I consider it a privilege and a challenging task to make the most of my husband’s income and it is my constant prayer that “the heart of my husband safely trusts me” in this area.
From spending to saving or even earning extra income, there are so many ways we can benefit our family’s economy!
Since my husband and I married 13 years ago, we have weathered some serious financial storms. About five years ago, through a series of several events, we accrued over $38,000 in credit card debt, besides the mortgage to the mobile home we bought when we married!
A LOT has transpired through that, and when I say, “God used it for our good”, I’m not just being trite…we are a different family because of it.
It was right about that time when the Lord had spoken to us about receiving our children AND about my coming home from work as a school teacher. Boy did our decisions fly in the face of human wisdom!!! And yet, we heard Him clearly keep saying, “Trust Me”.
My husband has worked tremendously hard and we have worked equally hard to stretch the money he makes. I’m thrilled to report that about three weeks ago, we finished paying off the last of our credit cards and are now debt free!
And though we still pray for our daily bread, we no longer endure the burden of enslavement to debt.
You can read more about how we got out of debt in Finding Financial Freedom.