Other articles by Van Richards

3 Questions to Help Christians Find Balance in Charitable Giving

There are more charitable donations in December than any other month. One of the ways Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ is by showing generosity to others during the Christmas holidays. Christian and secular charities bring in almost one-third of their annual donations at this time.

Health Care Sharing Ministries: Blessing or Future Crisis?

One of the most significant issues of the recent mid-term elections was healthcare. The overwhelming concern is the cost. The lack of control over price has turned into a blame game. Doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and politicians blame each other for the ...

5 Steps to Holiday Debt Survival for Christians

Do you struggle with spending and using credit during the holidays? With family get-togethers and gift-giving, the holidays are supposed to be one of the most joyous times of the year. However, the reality is, family get-togethers can be stressful. The pressure to give your family a happy Christmas ...

Does God Care How People Invest Money?

The late Reverend Billy Graham is famously known to have said, "give me five minutes with a person's checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is." Where people spend their money, and where people invest their money shows their attitude toward the world around them.

The Instinct to Protect Your Family

When God puts children into a family, he also instills in parents an instinct to protect their children. Here is a short story about the power that was instilled in one parent to protect his family.

Church Bonds: The Bad and the Good

Church bonds sound like a great investment. You are loaning money to other Christians with a guarantee that they will pay back the loan and pay you interest along the way. If you are Christian, what better guarantee could you have?

Shared Financial Responsibilities in Christian Marriages and Families

The Bible directs husbands and wives to respect and love each other. From the beginning, God told us "...a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one (Genesis 2:24, NLT). However, a couple's relationship can quickly become quarrelsome when it comes ...

Should Christians Be Concerned About Whom They Do Business With?

If you are paying money to an individual for their services, does it matter what their religious, ethical, and moral beliefs are or what causes they support? If you are buying products, do the manufacturers' ethics, or morals matter and does it matter if they support non-Christian or anti-Christian ...

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