Relationships: A Mess Worth Making – chapter 13

By the way – we have two more baptisms today! Don't miss 'em… one at each service.

This coming Saturday is our next EQUIP class. I hope you are planning to make it and trying to keep up with the reading.

Here is a summary of some of the best parts of chapter 13: TIME AND MONEY

  • How important is God's fame or glory to you? The answer to this question can be seen, partly in the way you invest your time and money isn't complicated, but it isn't easy, either. 
  • Over the past twenty years, seventy percent of Americans only gave one or two percent of their income to charitable causes. Thirty percent do not give at all!
  • Both the Old and New Testament say that you begin  to become a generous person when you invest at least ten percent of your income in the things of God.
  • When I got married, I did what every other groom does. I repeated vows to my wife that said I would love her sacrificially all the days of my life. Who was I kidding? I look back and see how little I understood what I promised. What I was really thinking, to a large degree, was, This is great! I love me and now you are going to love me! My love was very shallow. It only took a few days of marriage to figure that out!


  1. THANK YOU for this summary. I read the book a while ago and found it to be one of THE best books I’ve ever read! But your summary/cliff notes are so succinct and helpful. THANK YOU!!!
    Carrie Burke
    Raleigh, NC

    • No. This was from a few years ago – and I stopped after chapter 13 in my blog comments for some reason (I can’t remember why).

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