In the last post we were discussing covenants and how they affect our finances. It is important to note that for those of us who are married, the single worst financial decision you could ever make is to break the marriage covenant with your spouse and get a divorce. This is the most important boundary to keep in place. The wisdom of Proverbs backs up this idea when discussing the pitfalls of immorality and the adulteress women. Simply stated, in addition to all the other pain associated with the violation of the marriage covenant, it will lead to financial ruin:
Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel, lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man’s house (Proverbs 5:8-10).
Your budget should contain money set aside to nurture this most important relationship in your life. This is an investment you cannot afford not to make. In the book The Millionaire Next Door, data shows that most millionaires are married with an average of three children. Family is very important to them. It is a prosperous mindset to keep the agreements you have made and to value your spouse, children and grandchildren.
So spend some money on your spouse today.