Hear the word “debt” and it is tempting to tune out.
It hits too close to home.
It feels so emotional, even depressing.
Debt’s wrong, right?
The mention of that four-letter-word always seems to kick off the “shame game”--a huge dose of bad feelings to swallow with the already bitter pill of your shortfall.
But we all know someone whose life is currently affected by debt. That someone might even be you.
Student loans. Credit cards. Medical bills. Family loan.
The list is long and seems to affect everyone, so no finger wagging, arms crossed, haughty eye roll here. Debt happens. It’s not ideal, but it’s not “the whole deal” either.
The bigger concern is how debt affects your relationships.
Debt is temporary, but relationships are forever. How you decide to avoid debt or get out of debt matters to the health of your relationships.
We think it is so helpful to look each other in the eye and say, “I don’t love this situation, but we can do this together. Our marriage, our kids, and our relationship with God is more important than that number. Let’s get out of this hole together.”
There are three key relationships to protect, especially when you are in debt.
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