The Bible says that the root of all evil is the love of money. That is so true! Even so, I can't help wonder what it would be like to have more money. Truth is, God takes good care of us. I am not complaining. Just that, sometimes it seems that it would be fun to have more than enough. Money to do extravagant things.
Anyway, I like to read articles about saving money, since the Preacher and I are against wives holding jobs outside the home. (but that is another post)
Anyway, I just read three interesting articles about living below your means. Do you know what the common fact was between them? They were all newly-single women. Divorce seems to make poor women. Why I am I saying this? Because I see our society in the US and our society here in Chile as societies that promote divorce. Tired of your wife? Divorce her! Tired of marriage? Get a divorce. You'll be fine, your kids will be OK. You can get a job. Lies, lies, lies! My Church is full of single mothers, struggling every month to make ends meet. No help, no close shoulder to cry on. God will help them, we will help them.
But let's do all within our power to help the next generations of wives. Help them make the right choice of mate. They'll need training as godly wives.
On another note,
Last Satuday night, the young couple in our Church who got into sin, got married. The 16 year old bride wore a lovely pink dress, her pregnant belly not unnoticed. Her mother, a 36 year old single mom, sat alone. Her family is furious at her for not controlling her daughter. Many from the church helped the mom out, making the dress and bouquet. We pray that they will let God redeem the situation, and have a blessed and long marriage.
If this were an unsaved couple, I'd say that they don't stand a chance. But God works wonders in tough situations.