So…I ran across Nate on Twitter the other day and I love what he has to say so much that I asked him if I could share it with you all. Phil and I have been following most these principles since Day 1 — and all of them for past couple of years. I hope you will take the time to share these with your spouse and have conversations about how you can incorporate them them into your lives. I know these can be hard discussions, but I can promise you it will make a huge difference!
Hugs & Blessings,
A couple days ago my wife, Leah and I celebrated our 7th anniversary. To say I married up and am fortunate would be an understatement. She’s incredible and I’m very blessed!
It’s hard to believe how quickly time has flown by. I’m sure you’ve had similar thoughts too while reminiscing. We’ve really had a great first 7 years of marriage and I’m looking forward to many more wonderful years. The unfortunate truth is that while we’ve enjoyed a great marriage, many are not.
The divorce rate is on the rise across the US, according to this report by the Washington Post. Many different reports, including this one, indicate that financial arguments in marriage are the top predictor of a pending divorce.
This is incredibly heart-breaking and means we really have to fight for our marriages to stay healthy! It caused me to think about our relationship, and consider what we’re actively doing to steer clear of this trend. We won’t pretend like we have all the answers and are doing things perfectly, but I wanted to share a few things that we do which seem to keep our marriage healthy when it comes to the topic of money. I like how Andy Stanley oftentimes puts it. He’ll typically say something like- it’s not my responsibility or within my capacity to fill your cup, but I certainly can empty mine. Well said!
We’ll empty our cup into yours and if there’s something we’re doing that could be helpful to you, then that’s a win for us.