First Comes Love... and what else?
Bethany and Scott Palmer saw the need and wrote about it. This duo have hit on a real problem marriage couples face today.
Financial infidelity is any financial decision you make without the knowledge
of consent of your partner. Conflicts about money are one of the primary reasons
why relationships end. It usually starts with one little half-truth and one
little betrayal of trust that leads to the next, and the next.
Couples can end up spending every moment talking about money, fighting about
money, crying about money. Or stop talking about it altogether because it's too
In this book they discuss every facet of the problem with such topics as, Discovering Your Money Personality and When Money Personalities Collide.
The former shows how one is a spendthrift type while the other may be a real cautious saver. And the next explains how difficult it is for these opposites to work this out. However the following chapters point out how couples can understand each other and become more united in money matters.
My take on this is that even when a couple agrees to work together they should be extra careful that accumulating money does not become the main focus of their marriage. Far too many young couples plan to get enough money to be able to have everything, and do everything in order to be fulfilled. Even so the word of Jesus stands true when he said the love of money is the root of evil. It can never be enough and can never satisfy the longing of a soul. Only God forgiving our sins through Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross can bring true, lasting peace and give our life real purpose.
* Bethany Palmer graduated from Westmont College in California. She can also say that she is a stage-three breast
cancer survivor. She has been in the financial planning industry for more
than 18 years.
* Scott Palmer is a Colorado native who is a commercial instrument rated pilot,
and an Eagle Scout. Palmer is also a Certified Retirement Specialist, a Certified Senior Advisor,
a popular motivational speaker, and a frequent guest on radio and television
programs across the country.
FIRST COMES LOVE THEN COMES MONEY is published by Harper Collins.