Wednesday, July 26, 2017


“I want to buy a new sofa.” “We can’t afford it.”

“I booked us a vacation to Mexico.” “How are we going to pay for it?”

Any of those encounters sound familiar?
How often is money the source of marital conflict?
Why do couples get a divorce over finances?

Our letters have included teachings about marital problems and solutions for the last couple of years. Money is one of the big ones, especially in the early years. [see our posts on Money: Concur or Clash]

Recently, we met with the Marriage and Family team that we lead at our church. We went around the group and shared what we did to make our marriage strong. Several couples cited managing their money as a top attribute.

For us, many years ago, we concurred on a spending plan. That step was one of the easiest and most helpful that we have taken, releasing some of the tension of in our relationship. We have seen the fruit of following the Lord in agreement!

Why would anyone NOT want to seek the Lord about their money?

What we have seen most often is that: 
1) they believe it’s their money and they decide how to spend it,
2) they don’t want anyone telling them what to do with their money, not their spouse or God,
3) they don’t have the relationship with Him to know how to do that, and/or
4) they don’t have the self-discipline to make a plan.

Construction of Classroom Building #3 is underway at WISDOM Christian School! We are also packing containers of school supplies and computer equipment to ship next month. For more info, see the Facebook page for WCS.

Thank you for your continued prayers, support, and encouragement.

Our love in Christ,
Donna and Ed Edwards

P.S. Pray for the funds and supplies for our containers for WCS [$1200].

The water that I will give him will
become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life. 
John 4:14b 
LIVING WELL is a life source, not a life style.