How To Rationalize Overspending: When Self Control Goes AWOL

Outrunning serious Christian commitment can take creativity. Spouses can be so . . . .  you know . . . . penny pinchy. Say for example you can’t quite fit  the new $86,090, 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon coupe into your monthly budget. Creativity might help. To convince her guys, think  outside the box. Try this:

  • with 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds feature, tell her, “I’ll never be late to work or Bible study again”
  • 808 horse power –  “Better witness to  car buffs at work”
  • “for hard-of-hearing senior citizens we can opt for the 18-speaker, 900 watt audio system”
  • “to enjoy nature and be rapture ready, we can add the $4,995 optional sunroof”
  • if all else fails, use the deprived child/victim plea: “I’ve never had an eight-speed automatic tranny with manual-shift mode”
  • “I’ll put  my drag strip  winnings in church”
  • “I’ll stop playing the lottery: I’ll start reading my Bible every day”
  • “Can we give  our church an IOU for our tithe and offering for the next 5 years? They are understanding  people” – Dodge car facts from RUMBLE SEAT Dan Neil

Suppose the wife wants to buy an extravagant, high fashion dress from Paris. You want the new car. She suggests a compromise–keep the dress in the garage.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6.33




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