You Play, You Pay!!

15 Feb

In the United States, approximately two and a half million people with more than one million children struggled through a heart wrenching divorce this last year.

God HATES divorce, and we will research the wisdom of Gods word and find out why.

Malachi 2:16a “For the LORD God of Israel says that He hates divorce…” (In Hebrew, the pronunciation is sane. This word was used to describe how God felt about His enemy or foe.)

As a child I was obsessed with Monopoly the money game. The day my dad left home when I was thirteen, life was never the same for our family ever again. Divorce wasn’t a game for us because there were no WINNERS.

Here is a list from professionals on advice of what to do when considering a divorce. Keep in mind that this is before the other spouse even knows what is about to happen to them. Also, this is not godly counsel. Notice how it is all about MONEY.

1. Consult and hire a lawyer.

2. Know your spouses income.

3. Assess what you can earn.

4. Learn about family’s financial holdings.

5. Assess your family’s debt.

6. Make photocopies of all family financial records.

7. Take stock of your family’s valuables.

8. Learn how much it costs to run a household.

9. Determine where you will live.

10. Start saving money.

11. Build up your own credit.

12. Withdraw your money from the bank.

13. Consider canceling charge cards.

14. Take property that belongs to you and safeguard it.

15. Don’t make any unnecessary major purchases.

This one particular book on surviving divorce had another 361 pages concerning financial problems after the spouse knows about the intentions of divorce.

The end of the verse in Malachi 2:16 says, “…For it covers ones garments with violence.”

If I saw my spouse running around opening and closing bank accounts, secretly making photocopies, opening and closing credit cards, stocking up family valuables, and googling for divorce lawyers, I’d be “hot under the collar” to say the least.

Tomorrow we will continue our blog with garments of violence.

4 Responses to “You Play, You Pay!!”

  1. Regina Gonzalez February 15, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    This information is crucial to know, also to be able to share with friends and family…we never know when someone will be in need of this vital information… remember to always pray for your marriage!!!!!

    • nancysalazar February 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

      Thanks Regina. I want women to notice how self centered divorce is. Mainly how very expensive and emotional. There are no winners. Statistics show that five years after a divorce, approximately 80% wish they hadn’t. They end up broke and with the same problems they tried to get away from are now haunting them.

  2. Christina Araujo February 18, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    It is so grevious that the secular view is all about money. You cannot put a dollar value on the life and emotions of a child. They are the ones that suffer through their parent(s) selfish choices. I am a survivor of my parents divorcing. Thank you Sis Nancy for allowing the LORD to burden your heart with marriages. Your love for the LORD comes through in all that you do.

    • nancysalazar February 18, 2011 at 11:48 am #

      Thanks Christina. I am a survivor also. My poor husband had to put up with all my insecurities and issues. It hurts to see other kids go through the same thing. Thank God we have the answers. It’s a daily walk. We can be an encouragement to each other now.

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