It is common for Christians to fear that focusing on finances will ruin their contentment. It is tempting to believe that acknowledging a desire, especially if it is money, means you are giving into envy, lust, greed and discontentment. This blog post digs into various scriptures that address how to respond to our desires in a God honoring way.
“What does a stay-at-home mom (sahm) do all day?” This is a question that you might ask, whether you are considering being a sahm or maybe you are a husband of one. Shot, you could be a sahm yet you feel unsure of what you should be doing or what is happening to all of your time. Maybe you want to see some articulation of the wide variety of value that a sahm brings to validate your role for yourself or for someone else questioning your efforts.
Why can’t I fully accept and commit to my role as a SAHM and homemaker? Why do I keep feeling this need to make money on the side? What so much of me really wants is to return to online business. I struggle to accept that my mothering influence on our children is enough of a contribution. Making money is such a black and white, quantitative result of work. Mom wins are easy to overlook and take too long to reach.
It was an obvious choice for us to save hundreds each month, even if some months we have to pay for a $75 doctor visit. I’ve heard friends say they pay almost $1K/month for their family’s insurance and then they have to pay co-pays and reach deductibles. For us, we save several hundred a month for what we’d pay for insurance through my husband’s work.
Do you feel like you hear the same verses on biblical womanhood over and over? I’ve certainly felt that. Ooookaaaaay, submitting is important. Not sure what that means in real life. However, when I really took some time to research the topic, instead of ignore it because it’s confusing, I found there is a LOT about women in the bible. I find it helpful to categorize verses to help see common themes and messages God confirms over multiple passages.
Whether your instinct is to say “heck yea!” or “heck no!” this header is sure to draw attention, gain clicks and go viral. I’m talking about two hundred thousand shares. This post references controversial scriptures with controversial ideas of how to respond to them. It hit a ton of points, with little explanation, empathy or encouragement for those who already find themselves with debt, not a virgin or with tattoos. It incited response videos from angry youtubers and fury over social media. The drama is on and in my response to the original blog post and these subsequent videos, I’m going to both criticize and applaud both sides of the argument to help bring unity, or at least understanding, within the Christian community.
Whether you’ve never considered yoga as a potential spiritual problem, you are totally decided that it’s pagan and wrong or if you are somewhere in between, this blog post dives into the meaning and origin of yoga plus important questions to consider as you prayerfully determine whether yoga will help or hinder your walk with God.
Some people are called to give up their careers and the money and do something scary. Others are called to grow a business that supports non-profits. Some are led to provide for the family so the other half can raise influencers for Christ. Some of these things can feel more spiritual and Christian. My encouragement to you is to recognize that God has and does use ALL roles.
Are you are at a place where you believe that money is a valuable resource and you recognize the importance of expanding your income with your impact. Have you decided to pursue wealth for God's glory?
If so, these 6 principles will shine line on how to create wealth while establishing healthy boundaries that keep you in alignment with God’s Word.