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Stressed to the Max About Money?

Credit card debt, bad investment decisions and unemployment destroyed Ken and Debbie’s finances and nearly killed their marriage. Ken needed major help. Read Transcript


Reporter: FOR 20 YEARS,

KEN TEAL HAS BEEN

SELF-EMPLOYED AS A MUSIC

TEACHER, AND HIS WIFE,

DEBBIE, HAS WORKED IN HUMAN

RESOURCES.

WITH THEIR COMBINED INCOMES,

THEY FELT FINANCIALLY

SECURE, FREELY CHARGING

VACATIONS.

WE HAD FOUR CREDIT CARDS,

ALSO, WORTH OF DEBT.

Reporter: THE TEALS

ALSO MADE BAD INVESTMENT

DECISIONS.

USING A LINE OF CREDIT TO

PAY FOR THE INVESTMENT.

AS A RESULT, THEY ALMOST

LOST THEIR HOME.

I'M NOT PAYING PERSONAL

PROPERTY TAXES, AND OUR

BILLS ARE BIGGER THAN OUR

INCOME.

IT WAS A LOT OF PRESSURE.

Reporter: THEN DEBBIE

LOST HER JOB, AND THEY HAD

TO RELY ON KEN'S INCOME

ALONE.

THAT'S WHEN THEY REALIZED

HOW DEEPLY IN DEBT THEY

ARE.

THAT BALANCE KEEPS

GROWING AND GROWING.

WE'RE NEVER GOING TO GET OUT

OF THIS.

Reporter: THEY FINALLY

REACHED A BREAKING POINT.

AT NIGHTTIME I WAKE UP,

CAN'T SLEE CAN'T SLEEP.

ONE NIGHT I WAS COMPLETELY

STRESSED TO MY ABILITY AND

CAPACITY TO TAKE IT.

I WAS ABSOLUTELY TO THE

END.

AND THE LORD SPOKE TO ME AND

SAID, I AM GOING TO TAKE

CARE OF YOU.

Reporter: ONE DAY,

AFTER WATCHING A TEACHING ON

"THE 700 CLUB," KEN AND

DEBBIE DECIDED TO TITHE AND

GIVE FROM THE MONEY KEN MADE

AS A MUSIC TEACHER.

ONE PLACE THEY GAVE WAS TO

CBN.

I KNOW THAT WHAT WE WERE

DOING WAS BIBLICAL, AND IT

WAS WHAT GOD WANTED US TO

DO.

I JUST KNOW HE WOULD BLESS

IT.

Reporter: AND KEN FOUND

ODD JOBS TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY

ON THE SIDE.

DO THE MATH.

IT DOESN'T ADD UP.

AND YET WE'RE MAKING IT,

WE'RE PAYING OUR MORTGAGE,

WE'RE EATING.

WE'RE BLESSED.

Reporter: WITHIN MONTHS

OF THEIR DECISION TO TITHE,

DEBBIE GOT A NEW JOB, AND

AFTER THAT, HER FIRST BONUS

CHECK.

GOD SHOWED ME THROUGH ALL

OF THIS, HE IS IN CONTROL.

HE IS OUR PROVIDER.

YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR HEART IN

MONEY AND GOD AT THE SAME

TIME.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT ONE

PLACE.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT IN GOD.

LET HIM SHOW YOU WHERE

YOU CAN GO FROM LACK TO

EFFICIENCY TO ABUNDANCE, TO

GIVING AND A BONUS TO

OTHERS.

IT IS AMAZING.

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