<p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.beliefnet.com/~/media/A84CA87332274C45BD953A4F9F0C10F8.ashx" alt="financial_infidelity" width="325" height="217"></p> <p>Every time you make a financial choice that’s not of integrity, you’re committing financial infidelity. That’s right, like sexual infidelity in a marriage, there are certain behaviors you’re guilty of:<br><br>1. Lies about what you make or what you spend<br>2. Secrets where you’re concealing accumulated debt <br>3. Covering up impulsive buying decisions<br><br>When you make financial decisions based on 'what’s in it for me right now', and you hide your financial behavior, it will come back and bite you.<br><br>It’s as if you’re planting deadly land mines and you forget where you planted. That’s when you’ll see explosive loss: Loss of a home, loss of a good credit rating, loss of the respect and trust of your spouse.<br><br>Rebuild financial trust in yourself and in your marriage. Deepen your faith. Go forward and be accountable. Be honest and accept that you’ve done something wrong. Most importantly ask for forgiveness. Allow time to heal the wounds. Eventually your relationship, and your balance sheet, will forgive you.<br><br><em>"Ah, you who hide deep from the Lord your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?”<br>Isaiah 29:15</em><br><em><br>Excerpts transcribed from "Financial Infidelity" on Woman Act Now (WAN) Radio.<br><br></em><!-- link deleted --></p> <h6><!-- link deleted --><br><br></h6> <p><em>Anna McCoy is a professional, author, ordained minister and entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in sales, marketing and operations management. She is the Chief Encouragement Officer of Act Now, Inc., a personal development and success training organization and founder of <!-- link deleted --> an online and chapter based membership organization dedicated to empowering women to dream, believe, execute and connect with other like-minded women to achieve their goals in the now.</em></p> <h4>Counting to Ten</h4> <p>My jaw clenches tight.<br>My shoulders draw up.<br>I snap and snarl at those around me.<br>Help me gather myself quietly together.<br>Make me aware of the calming breath<br>that I draw in,<br>as I count<br>slowly<br>to<br>ten.<br><br>Make me aware of the breath that flows out,<br>taking with it, tension and anxiety,<br>as I count<br>slowly<br>to<br>ten.<br><br>Help me calm my body and my soul<br>and to turn this calm<br>to each task that fills my day.<br>I will mindfully complete these tasks<br>in Your peaceful loving presence.</p> <h6><!-- link deleted --></h6> <p><!-- link deleted --></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><!-- conversation_bubble2.jpg deleted --></p> <h5 style="text-align: center;">"HAVE YOU BEEN CHEATED ON WITH MONEY?"</h5> <p> </p> <table style="text-align: left; " border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding-left: 30px; "></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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Today's Spiritual Quote
Today's Spiritual Quote
Outside the open window the morning air is all awash with angels.