Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Day Twelve

Do you include financial submission within the definition of your own submission and if yes, how does it manifest itself? If no, is there a particular reason why? Are you familiar with the concepts of financial submission? Do you have an opinion about financial submission in general?

Financial submission was difficult for me but looking back it was one of the first acts of submission I did. I put my career on hold so He could join the military. Money was always tight in the early years so we agreed to talk about every purchase over $25. Now that we are farther along in His career money is not as tight. We are able to live comfortably and spoil our children but I still ask Him for permission to spend more than a few bucks.

He is not the best a paying the bills. He HATES math and balancing a checkbook is a huge headache to Him. So I do the bills. I figure everything and send Him a copy of the budget before I actually make the payments. He reviews it and tells me to pay them. He can make changes if He wants to but that rarely happens. When we receive our bonus money or tax return He decides how we are going to spend it.


I will be returning to work part time this fall as a substitute teacher.  I will not earn very much but He has decided that I will use that money to pay for some of my new “girly” rules like my nails. I am thankful to have the opportunity to return to work and still be able to set my schedule to be available to Him. 


EDIT:

After a long talk, Sir has decided that I will not be returning to substitute teaching this year. He believes I have enough work to do at home with the upcoming move and His current deployment. My "Girly" things will be paid for by Him just like everything else in my life and I will remain His devoted house slave.    :)

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    1. I think so too. This was the big revelation I had during the 30 days of submission posts. We are comfortable living with just His income and I would not make very much anyway. Plus I really enjoy just 'working' for Him. I don't want to juggle a job and my responsibilities to Him and the boys again. I just want to serve Him. :)

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