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#6 – The Money Trap In Love for Life Building or Rebuilding a Great Marriage Mike Mazzalongo

The Money Trap

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This lesson examines the pressure put on a relationship because of bad money management and provides suggestions on how couples can better address financial issues using a Christian perspective.

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  • In Love for Life Building or Rebuilding a Great Marriage Mike Mazzalongo #6 The Money Trap
  • Reasons for money disputes Dierent ideas and training
  • Reasons for money disputes Dierent ideas and training No discussion before marriage
  • Reasons for money disputes Dierent ideas and training No discussion before marriage Dierent economic backgrounds
  • Earning Power" Lifestyle" =" Conict"
  • If our earning power cannot support our lifestyle, were in danger of being caught in the Money Trap.
  • How the Trap Works 1. External forces Early experiences Easy credit Abundance of merchandise
  • How the Trap Works 1. External forces 2. Internal forces Greed" Laziness" Jealousy" Lack of self-control" Pride" Selshness" " " New " You too!" The Best" Easy" NOW!!!" #1"
  • How the Trap is Sprung 1. Images of the ideal lifestyle
  • How the Trap is Sprung 1. Images of the ideal lifestyle 2. Accessibility
  • How the Trap is Sprung 1. Images of the ideal lifestyle 2. Accessibility 3. Easy credit Get it with credit!
  • Our lifestyle should be based on our earning power.
  • Symptoms of Financial Pressure Fatigue
  • Symptoms of Financial Pressure Fatigue Obsession
  • Symptoms of Financial Pressure Fatigue Obsession Arguments
  • Symptoms of Financial Pressure Fatigue Obsession Arguments Sexual disinterest
  • Symptoms of Financial Pressure Fatigue Obsession Arguments Sexual disinterest Financial ruin
  • Symptoms of Financial Pressure Fatigue Obsession Arguments Sexual disinterest Financial ruin Spiritual discouragement
  • Bad Solutions 1."
  • Bad Solutions 2."
  • Bad Solutions 3."
  • Bad Solutions 4."
  • Bad Solutions 5."
  • Good Solutions 1. Establish your style of living based on your current earning power. Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender. !! - Proverbs 22:7 ! "
  • Putting it into Practice Requires: Honesty
  • Putting it into Practice Requires: Honesty Self-control
  • Putting it into Practice Requires: Honesty Self-control Alertness
  • Putting it into Practice Requires: Honesty Self-control Alertness Contentment
  • Good Solutions 1. Establish your style of living based on your current earning power 2. Making nancial priorities 9 Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the rst of all your produce; 10So your barns will be lled with plenty And your vats will overow with new wine. " - Proverbs 3:9-10!
  • Good Solutions 1. Establish your style of living based on your current earning power 2. Making nancial priorities 1. Give rst portion to God
  • Good Solutions 1. Establish your style of living based on your current earning power 2. Making nancial priorities 1. Give rst portion to God 2. Establish a reasonable budget
  • Summary Spending + Earning = Debt = Pressure
  • Negative/Positive Strategy Negative barnyard approach Priority/self-control/budget
  • Dont get caught in the Money Trap.