The presentations below were taken from a live event for the “Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage: Finances” seminar. For the various counseling options available from this material visit

This seminar is part of a series of “Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage” seminars that also includes:

If you are interested in the pre-marital mentoring program built around these materials, you can find everything you need at

NOTE: Many people have asked how they can get a copy of the seminar notebook referenced in this verbal presentation. You can request a copy from Summit’s admin over counseling at (please note this is an administrative account; no individual or family counsel is provided through e-mail).

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Chapter 1. Why Is Budgeting Hard?
The Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Things We Try to Ignore

Chapter 2. What Is a Budget Anyway?
More Than Numbers On a Page and Good Intentions

Chapter 3. Creating a Budget You Will Actually Use
30 Minutes a Week That Will Protect and Enhance Your Marriage

Chapter 4. Getting Out of Debt
Finding the Path to Financial Freedom and Staying On It 

Chapter 5. Getting In to Saving
Using Your Treasure to Transform Your Heart

If this post was beneficial for you, then consider reading other blogs from my “Favorite Posts on Finances” or “Favorite Posts on Marriage” posts which address other facets of these subjects.