A father who continually preached to his three children to trust their God to provide them with abundant finances is dismayed they continually spend more money than they have.
Gordon Matherne says he doesn’t understand why his kids — who range in age between 17 and 23, and have been taught their entire lives by him that the Almighty will bless them with overflowing riches — continue to rack up a debilitating amount of consumer debt by chronically outspending their means.
“I don’t understand where these kids get the idea it’s OK to spend money you know you don’t have. It’s almost like they think some money fairy is just going to magically pay off their credit card bills each month,” said the 44-year-old Christian and vocal advocate of the so-called “prosperity gospel.”
He said his children, Kayla, Mark, and Austin, have managed to accrue over $120,000 of debt — most of which is being serviced at what Matherne calls “confiscatory” interest rates — by purchasing items such as vehicles, clothes, and travel.
“My oldest, Kayla, paid $10,000 for a two-week cruise to Europe, and we’re still paying her way through law school,” stated Matherne, who diligently preached to his children to step out on faith.
Matherne’s children’s wanton fiscal irresponsibility comes in spite of what he believes was sound upbringing.
“From the time they were little-bitty babies until today, I’ve been teaching them and training them up in the way of the Lord, and how He wants us to walk by faith and not by sight, to truly believe God for wealth, and He will supply us with so much more than we will ever need,” Matherne explained. “I just don’t get how they can be so reckless.”
Republished from The Red Shtick.