A Learning Date

March 2, 2012

in the generous life

My husband and I are facilitating a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University. It’s been great for all kinds of reasons when it comes to being a couple.  We have a weekly “date.” We are learning together. We actually made a budget together and are both still standing and breathing. We are more of a team when it comes to finances. We’re addressing one of the biggies when it comes to marital stresses.

I highly encourage y’all to consider attending an FPU, but if you don’t have the time or opportunity, you can do something similar and receive some of the same benefits.  Find a class in your area about a subject that you find interesting. Attend together. Learn together. Have something in common and look for ways to be a team.

If you can’t find anything in your area, gather your friends and ask them if they would like to have a “reading and discussion” group. What interests y’all? What do you need to learn? You could read a marriage book, a parenting book, a book about praying for your community or a study on a book of the Bible. Just read a chapter each week and discuss it when you gather. A number of books even include a study guide.

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This is a must read article ~ Who Am I? Who Are You?  If couples could get this message and hang onto it, it would reduce the divorce rate substantially. (from Couple Things)

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Intimacy in Marriage has a lovely post on 3 Reasons to Let Your Husband Undress You.

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Be generous! Lori <><

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lmz March 2, 2012 at 6:18 am

I’m new to your blog, and love it! I will second your FPU suggestion. We participated in an FPU class one year ago and not only did we get out of $20k in debt in less than a year, we are also well on our way to saving our 3-6 month emergency fund. It is truly a miracle that this worked so quickly, because until then I would never have thought it possible!!! You can read more about that journey and how it worked for us on my blog which I have linked with my name.

I will just add because it really applies to your blog, that getting out of debt has not only helped our finances tremendously, it has renewed our marriage also. Suddenly we are far less stressed, we have money and the freedom to have more fun, and things have just eased up SO much because of our success with Financial Peace. Yay to the program!

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