WHY I CHOOSE THIS BOOK
Although my life is busy right now, I know in all likelihood it will just get busier. Therefore, it seems like a rather logical idea to read marriage books now, even though I'm not married. (And that's a disclaimer, folks: I'm not married, nor am I in a relationship, hence all my thoughts about this book come from the perspective of a single person.)
Plus, I've always found relationship (of any kind) oriented books to be really interesting because I like the psychology aspect of why people do what they do, etc...
Last of all, I've come to the realization that I've not spent a lot of time learning about money, budgeting, and everything that entails, so I've been working on learning about it.
WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BOOK
Just reading the table of contents is enough to give you a boatload of things to think about. Key Two is about Grasping the Biblical Definition of Prosperity, Key Four is about Living By God's Philosophy of Money, Key Five is about Understanding and Respecting Your Spouses Personality, and the list goes on.
Even as a single person I've heard over and over again from people, books, and media, how much contention money can cause in a marriage. People are raised with their own "culture" regarding money and finances and often times they don't realize how truly different their ideas can be compared to their spouses.
This book is written by a husband and wife team who know firsthand about the trouble money can cause in a marriage. The first twenty years of their marriage were filled with strife, misunderstandings, and miscommunications when it came to the arena of finances. Through the pages of Money Problems, Marriage Solutions, we get to explore the seven keys they discovered to help them overcome their problems and align their hearts - and finances - so they could work together as a team.
Reading this book was a breeze. Although I (obviously) am not in a position to work through money issues with my spouse, I still found the advice and examples they gave to be very interesting and logical. I liked how they talked about the heart of the matter (which is making sure that your lives are in sync with each other and where God has you), instead of just giving material tips of how to work things out.
This is one of the books that I want to keep around so I can re-read it when I'm married because it seems like it will be very helpful in a relationship.
I’m giving Money Problems, Marriage Solutions 4 out of 5 stars.
((This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for me reviewing it, all thoughts and opinions are my own.))