According to a Market Watch survey conducted in 2012, “Couples fight about one issue way more than any other—FINANCES.“ The survey found that the average married couple fights about MONEY at least three times a month, and that puts fights over finances ahead of arguments about children, chores, work and friends, and thus makes it the most volatile topic in most marriages.
However, interestingly, the survey found that the arguments were not about how much money a couple had, but about differing opinions of needs versus wants. In other words, the couple is not on the same page with financial priorities.
As a result, the best way to strengthen a marriage and reduce the incidents of arguments is not to make more money but simply to agree on important issues.
One great way to help you get on the same page is by investing in your marriage. Spend some time away at a marriage conference in a non-threatening place.
Cottonwood Creek is hosting a marriage conference called “Love and Respect” on February 15-16. The conference is based on the #1 best-selling book with the same title—Love and Respect. The author of that best seller will be leading the conference.
So, consider investing a Friday night and Saturday morning into your marriage. The payoff will be amazing.
Have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D