Starting over: Facing midlife financial crises

There are many women in my circle of interaction who are in the throes of severe financial duress. After praying, fasting and begging the Lord for this cup to pass, relief has been slow. Couples have been stretched to the limit, children have been caught unawares, and the faith of good people is being tried. In my conversations I’ve caught glimpses of their suffering:

“I didn’t even know we had an interest-only loan. I guess I didn’t understand what I was signing.”

“My husband just told me we haven’t been paying our property taxes or mortgage payments for the last six months.”

“We took the money out of our retirement to pay for college and weddings. How could we pay for one child’s education and not the others’?”

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