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The Secret to Becoming Debt-Free

Walt and Martha worked hard to become debt-free—and that didn't stop when Walt faced long-term unemployment due to a layoff. Learn what kept them going. Read Transcript


Reporter: FROM THE

START OF THEIR

MARRIAGE WALT AND

MARTHA WORKED HARD TO BECOME

DEBT-FREE.

BUT A LAYOFF INTERRUPTED

THEIR PLANS.

OUR COMPANY -- WE LOST

90% OF OUR STAFF, AND SO I

WAS OUT OF WORK FOR 14

MONTHS.

WE KNEW DURING THESE

DIFFICULT TIMES THAT GOD

WOULD PROVIDE ABUNDANTLY.

Reporter: BEFORE THE

LAYOFF, WALT'S SALARY AS AN

ARCHITECT COVERED MOST OF

THEIR EXPENSES.

NOW DOWN TO MARTHA'S INCOME

AND I WASN'T UNEMPLOYMENT

CHECK, THE COUPLE TRIMMED

THEIR BUDGET.

BUT EVEN WHEN THINGS WERE

TIGHT, THEY CONTINUED GIVING

GOD THE FIRST 10% OF THEIR

INCOME.

I HAD TO REMIND MYSELF IT

IS NOT THE WORLD'S ECONOMY

WE WORK IN.

IT IS GOD'S ECONOMY.

HE IS GOING TO BE FAITHFUL

TO WHAT HE PROMISES YOU.

HE PROMISED IN MALACHI 3:

10: "PROVE ME."

SEE IF I WILL NOT OPEN UP

THE HEAVENS FOR YOU AND

PROVIDE ABUNDANTLY FOR YOU.

IT'S GOD'S PROMISE.

THE 10% THAT WE GIVE, HE CAN

MULTIPLE THAT.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

ALSO PARTNERED WITH CBN.

I FIRST HEARD THE TERM

"RECIPROCITY," WHEN I WAS

SENT A BOOK BY PAT

ROBERTSON.

IT WAS TEACHING ABOUT

GIVING.

AND HOW YOU JUST CAN'T

OUTGIVE GOD.

IT HAS BEEN A BLESSING TO

US.

Reporter: THEY PRAYED

THAT WALT WOULD SOON GET A

NEW JOB.

IN THE MEANTIME, THEY WERE

BLESSED IN WAYS THEY NEVER

EXPECTED.

THEY WERE ABLE TO PAY ALL OF

THEIR BILLS AND HAD ENOUGH

MONEY LEFT OVER TO PAY OFF

THEIR MORTGAGE, EVEN WHILE

WALT WAS UNEMPLOYED.

THAT WAS A LOT OF

SATISFACTION.

IT WAS SOMETHING WE DREAMED

ABOUT.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS NEVER

POSSIBLE, TO BE ABLE TO PAY

OFF YOUR MORTGAGE.

I DO BELIEVE THERE IS A

LINK BETWEEN OUR TITHING AND

GIVING AND GOD BLESSING US

AS A COUPLE.

BECAUSE HE SAYS IN HIS WORD,

THE BLESSINGS OF THE LORD

BRINGS WEALTH.

Reporter: THE CBN

PARTNERS DECIDED TO INCREASE

THEIR PLEDGE.

SINCE THEN, WALT HAS FOUND A

NEW AR ARCHITECTURE

POSITION, AND MARTHA

RECEIVED A PROMOTION.

DON'T STOP TITHING, AND

DON'T STOP GIVING, BECAUSE

IT IS ABOUT LEARNING THAT HE

LOVES YOU, AND HE CARES

ABOUT EVERY DETAIL OF YOUR

LIFE.

HE REALLY DOES.

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