What if the financial disagreements you sometimes get into with your spouse aren’t really about what you think they’re about? Surprisingly, that’s often the case.

Claims that "she’s spending too much" might really be about your need for control, and being upset that "he’s not sticking to the plan" might really be about his complete lack of financial planning DNA. In other words, what’s often at work when we clash about finances is a clash of temperaments.

When we understand more about our God-given design—and our spouse’s—that can help put each other’s financial strengths to work while minimizing each other’s financial weaknesses.

That was one of the key topics of conversation recently when I joined Kurt Sauder as a guest on his radio program, Solid Steps.

Among the other topics we discussed:

  • Is it okay for a Christian to own a prestigious car, such as a BMW?
  • How can we encourage our kids to be generous?
  • What can be done about a spouse who seems allergic to budgeting?
  • How much house can families afford?

Give a listen by clicking the play button below.

Solid Steps Radio isn’t just about finances. It’s “A show to engage, encourage and equip men to ask tough questions of themselves, and to live out their destiny as men, by God’s design.” To subscribe to the podcast, click here. And for more advice about managing money well as husband and wife, pick up a copy of Money & Marriage: A Complete Guide for Engaged and Newly Married Couples.