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Bring It On: Amen

I constantly assist my 35 year old daughter who never works and has 5 children, I am concerned for my grandchildren, what can I do in this situation? What is the biblical meaning of "Amen?" In paying off debt how should we prioritize? Read Transcript


Terry: WELL, MANY OF

YOU SUBMITTED QUESTIONS IN

OUR CHATROOM.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE IS FROM

KAREN WHO SAYS, "I HAVE

CONSTANTLY ASSISTED MY

35-YEAR-OLD MOTHER, A MOTHER

OF FIVE, WHO NEVER WORKS.

MY CONCERN IS FOR MY

GRANDCHILDREN WHO SUFFER

HUNGER AND ABSENCE FROM

SCHOOL.

YET SOMETIMES I FEEL I'M A

FACILITATOR TO MY DAUGHTER'S

RUTHLESS, DESTRUCTIVE

LIFESTYLE.

AM I?"

Pat: YES, YOU ARE.

THE BIBLE SAYS, "IF ANY MAN

WILL NOT WORK, LET HIM NOT

EAT."

THE BIBLE SAYS THE BELLY

WILL DRIVE YOU ON.

YOUR HUNGER WILL DRIVE THEM

TO DO GOOD THINGS.

OF COURSE, SHE'S GOT FIVE

KIDS.

THAT'S AN EXHAUSTING THING

ITSELF.

Terry: I'M SURE THAT'S

WHAT DRIVES THE

GRANDMOTHER.

Pat: BUT THE MOTHER,

SEND HER OUT TO WORK WHEN

SHE'S GOT FIVE CHILDREN.

THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG.

HOW COME SHE HAS FIVE KIDS

AND NO MAN TO HELP.

YOU HAVEN'T GONE INTO THAT?

ARE THESE OUT OF WEDLOCK

CHILDREN?

DIVORCED CHILDREN.

FIVE KIDS AND NO MAN?

NO ALIMONY.

THERE IS A LOT MORE TO THIS

STORY THAN MEETS THE EYE.

YOU SAY, ARE YOU AN

ENABLER -- MAYBE YOU ARE.

THE MOTHER IS NOT LOOKING

AFTER THOSE CHILDREN.

THAT, TO ME, IS A MOTHER'S

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY, TO

LOOK AFTER THE CHILDREN.

THERE HAS GOT TO BE SOMEBODY

TO HELP HER.

Terry: TAMMY ASKS

"WHAT'S THE TRUE BIBLICAL

MEANING OF THE WORD "AMEN

"AMEN?"

Pat: HEBREW SAYS AMEN.

IT MEANS, LET IT BE SO.

LET IT BE ESTABLISHED.

IT IS A HEBREW WORD.

YOU SAY AMEN.

IT MEANS, LET IT BE

ESTABLISHED.

Terry: THIS

IS

ELIZABETH.

SHE HAS A QUESTION: "MY

HUSBAND AND I ARE $270,000

IN DEBT.

OUR HOUSE AND STUDENT

LOANS.

ALL HAVE LOW INTEREST

RATES.

WHAT ORDER AND PRIORITY

SHOULD I GIVE IN PAYING THEM

OFF?"

Pat: I HAVE SAID, THE

MOST SATISFYING THING, THE

OLD RULE WAS YOU PAY OFF THE

HIGH INTEREST RATES FIRST.

BUT MOST OF THOSE ARE PRETTY

BIG NUMBERS.

SO FOR YOUR OWN SATISFACTION

THAT YOU ACHIEVED A GOAL,

PEOPLE REALLY RECOMMEND TAKE

THE LOWEST ONE FIRST AND

KNOCK THAT OFF.

SO IT KIND OF GIVES YOU A

FEELING OF, I'VE DONE

SOMETHING.

Terry: THAT WOULD BE ON

THE GENERAL DEBT, WHICH IS

THE LARGEST, THE $231,000,

THE HOUSE AND THE TWO

STUDENT LOANS --

Pat: TAKE THE SMALL ONE

FIRST.

Terry: WELL, THE

HUSBAND'S STUDENT LOAN IS

$12,000.

Pat: I CAN'T IMAGINE

YOU'VE GOT CREDIT CARD LOW

INTEREST RATES.

YOU'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT

25% OR 26% INTEREST RATES.

KNOCK DOWN -- GO FOR THE

LITTLE ONE FIRST.

I CAN'T IMAGINE -- I DON'T

KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE

BANKRUPT.

I DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT

YOU TO TELL YOU.

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