Research shows that Christian women are 300% more generous than the average American. This is according to the National Christian Foundation website. In a nationwide study, over 7,300 women shared their opinions about why they give and why they don’t.
According to the survey, “Women own it, marry it, inherit it, earn it, save it, and spend it. As much as 90 cents on every dollar will pass through the hands of women. She inherits the family wealth: An estimated 70% of $41 trillion in wealth transfer will go to daughters. She receives the marital assets: The average age of a widow is 57. And she’s growing in personal earning capacity: 70% of women work outside the home, one in eleven working age women is an entrepreneur, and the majority of degrees are earned by women. Women are increasingly becoming the richer gender.
In a recent blog we discussed a wealthy woman who cared for the prophet Elisha. The Bible also talks about women traveling with Jesus and providing for him. We know one of them, Joanna, was wealthy as she was married to Herod’s steward Chuza.
…The twelve were with Him, 2 and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means. Luke 8:1-3 NAS
The same survey indicated the #1 driver for generosity among women is personal spiritual discipline – As women grow in Biblical knowledge, their giving grows in lock step. Those that rated themselves as high on biblical knowledge gave an average 13.6% of income to charity.
You Go Girls!