There are many ways to cheat on your mate, and too often we overlook a common infidelity that has disastrous repercussions—financial infidelity. Financial infidelity involves keeping financial secrets, compulsive spending and risk-taking. It typically involves outright deception and denial when caught—not unlike other forms of infidelity. It can involve pointing the finger at your mate, all the while knowing you are guilty of wrongdoing. Scripture says, “Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest” (Proverbs 16:8). Where do you stand in regards to financial faithfulness? Are you honest in all of your financial concerns? This is the only way to godliness and relational health. 

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.