My 5 for Friday (January 11, 2019)

What do you do when you and your spouse disagree about a financial matter? What should you do before asking for a raise? And how can you live out your faith at work?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

1. A New Year’s Challenge from Charles Spurgeonby Chuck Lawless. In this post, Lawless provides a challenging quote from Charles Spurgeon. It is a quote that encourages us all to say “From this time forth we will bless the Lord.”

2. 29 Scriptures on Finances (from Financial Experts)by Bob Lotich. Lotich reached out to Christian financial experts and asked them to answer two questions— (1.) What Bible verse has impacted your finances the most, and (2.) why? He received twenty-nine responses and compiled them all in this post.

3. The Most Important Thing to Do Before Asking for a Raiseby Tricia Brouk. You’ve worked hard. The performance numbers are there. And you think it is time you asked for a raise. Before you meet with your boss, take a look at this article and consider the most important thing to do before asking for a raise.

4. When Husbands and Wives Don’t Agreeby Ron Blue. Do you and your spouse have differing views about money? You are a saver and your spouse is a spender. And you find yourself, once again, in a financial disagreement. In this article, Ron Blue provides some advice on how to work through this very common struggle that most married couples face. 

5. 8 Principles That Help Me Live Our My Faith at Workby Matt Williams. In the article, Williams reflects on how his faith interacts with his work. He writes, “The work world is your mission field in which God has placed you. Your joyful attitude, respect and gentleness will be noticed. When you ask for forgiveness, it will surprise people. I ask myself: Is the fruit of the Spirit evident in me? Am I willing and able to verbally proclaim the gospel?” 

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