Today I am discussing how to get comfortable talking about money so that you are informed and empowered to move forward with a financial plan that works for you both! I read recently that despite the fact that money is a leading cause of stress in relationships (and commonly cited as the primary reason couples divorce), Time magazine reports that 40 percent of couples don’t discuss how they would manage their money before getting married. Learn from the pain of others. Learn how to protect your covenant by proactively defending your marriage against any forces that repel intimacy, progression, unity and peace. You see ineffective communication is a breeding ground for disastrous assumptions which have the potential to cause pain from unmet expectations. It's important to note that weather this is your first series of money talks, or perhaps prior talks did not go so well and you are attempting to try again, please keep in mind that these are not interrogations. Your spouse is not on trial, having to defend themselves against a judge. With that being said, let's get started with 4 tips to get comfortable talking about money.
1. Pray first
2. Uncover WHY you are uncomfortable talking about money
3. Find a common ground
4. Plan your money talks in advance