During this month of February, when all the world is aglow with red hearts and dark chocolates and sparkly diamonds, my husband, Dennis, and I will be tackling some of the real issues that married couples face as they struggle to balance practical necessities with romantic niceties. Every week this month over at Fathers For Good, an initiative of the Knights of Columbus, Dennis and I will be posting columns on different topics important to married couples. This week we tackle finances:
The trouble money can cause
By Dennis Poust and Mary DeTurris Poust
Even in homes with no serious money issues, finances can become a point of contention. Add a little economic insecurity into the mix, and you have the makings of a potential disaster. In these troubled times, there’s no doubt that money matters can turn wedded bliss into dreaded stress. Here’s our take on how finances can make or break a marriage. Continue reading...