Financial irresponsibility can be a big problem in marriage.

It’s important to have some business sense and understand how money works. Both the husband and wife need to be on the same page when it comes to tithing, giving offerings, spending, saving, credit card debt, and financial goals. 

Guys, having a wife that knows how to handle money will be a big blessing to you. Proverbs 31:16-18, 24 talks about a virtuous woman who looks for good property investments and buys them. Then with her earnings, she plants a vineyard, or in other words, you could say she reinvests her earnings in order to make more profit. It says that she works vigorously and sees that her trading is profitable. She has a clothing business where she makes garments and sells them and supplies the merchants with sashes. She’s also gives to the poor and needy.

This woman has some business savvy. She’s not ignorant about money and knows how to handle finances. She knows how to make a profit, but she also knows how to give. She knows where her money is and what it’s doing, and because she manages it well, she doesn’t worry about the future. 

The Take Away:

Make sure money and finances are areas that you discuss with your potential spouse. Does the person you’re dating handle their finances responsibly? Do they overspend and live beyond their means, racking up credit card dept and bouncing checks? Do they know how to balance their checkbook? Do they tithe? Do they have a saving account and are they disciplined enough to contribute to it regularly?  

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