‘Til Debt Do Us Part
1 Timothy 6:9-11, Matthew 6:21-24

Initial money habits reflect individual personality and upbringing.
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Prov. 22:6

Eventually finances become a window into the oneness of a marriage.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21

Long-term money stress reflects competing value systems.

Then (Jesus) said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." Luke 12:15

People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:9-10

"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” Matthew 6:24

Money can be one of God’s greatest tools for oneness in marriage.

But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:11

Bottom Line: Choose your marriage over money.

What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26