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Overview Larry Burkett summarizes his key insights into wise money management that come from more than twenty years of intense Bible study and experience in counseling thousands of financially troubled couples.
Before you say your vows, disarm two sure threats to your wedded bliss: money mismanagement and poor communication. This invaluable guide is based on the author's decades of intense Bible study and experience counseling hundreds of couples in financial trouble.
Publishers Description Are you off to a good start? She's a shop-aholic and he's a tightwad. Or he's a spendthrift and she's a penny-pincher. Are their marriages doomed to fail? Should they even marry at all? It's been said that the two most destructive problems in a marriage are mismanagement of money and poor communication. In this financial book, "Money Before Marriage," Larry Burkett disarms these powerful threats by summarizing the key insights of wise money management. Learn how to avoid the most common financial and communication pitfalls experienced by thousands of newlyweds by:
Applying to your marriage what God's Word says about finances
Discovering the practical aspects of managing your personal finances
Answering the tough questions relating to debt, credit card use, life insurance needs, and separate bank accounts
Preparing your new family's first budget
Let Larry Burkett help you to smooth out the bumps in your marriage before they start. "The prudent sees evil and hides himself, but the naive go on, and are punished for it." --Proverbs 22:33
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Larry Burkett (March 3, 1939 – July 4, 2003) was an American author and radio personality whose work focused on financial counseling from an evangelical Christian point of view.
Burkett founded Christian Financial Concepts.
Burkett published more than 70 books, sales of which now exceed 11 million copies and include several national best-sellers. The three radio programs that he began -- “Money Matters,” “How to Manage Your Money,” and “MoneyWatch,” along with a series of short features titled “A Money Minute” -- have been carried on more than 1,100 radio outlets worldwide. (Crown Financial Ministries has since replaced the three longer-form radio broadcasts with shows having different titles and reworked formats.) In May 1996, Southwest Baptist University conferred on Burkett an honorary doctorate in economics.
Larry Burket (1939-2003), fue fundador y presidente de "Christian Financial Concepts, Inc., " un ministerio de ensenanza y asesoramiento sobre los principios de Dios en las finanzas. Es autor tambien del libro de mas venta "La familia y sus finanzas", entre otros.
Reviews - What do customers think about Money Before Marriage?
Really helpful! Jan 6, 2003
This is a great book! My now-husband and I bought two copies and went through it during the months before we got married, and it was really helpful in showing us how to put together our first budget. Even more than that, we learned a lot about each other (and this is after four years of dating) and about how we each deal with money. I'm sure those lessons will help us throughout our marriage as we deal with new financial circumstances and situations. I would recommend this book to any Christian couple planning for marriage.
It is not what I expected... Jun 30, 2001
I had very high expectations for this book, and, truthfully they were not met. Although it is a "workbook" and helpful in that way, I did not find the actual chapters helpful. As a psych major in college, I had access to similar "quizes," however it was helpful to compare my fiance and myself, which I did not have the opportunity to do in college. Plain and simple: it is cheeper than taking a course in Psych of Personality, or having a psychologist administer a psychological inventory, but if you have experienced something like this in the past, don't waste your money... Oh yah, one more thing.... If you are not religious, and don't want a book that discusses God's view of money, this is, again, not the book for you.
Christian-filled way to open the lines of communication Jan 27, 1999
Though the first two chapters are filled with spiritual advice, the personality and spending surveys are eye-opening. If you're looking for spiritual guidance as well as financial advice, this is a book for you. However, if you just want to get down to the nitty gritty of how you can cut costs, and live comfortably you might want to look into a more personal finance type of book.