Life Stories

Financial Peace is Possible

Have you lived through the stress and anxiety that comes with debt racking up? Are you living there right now? It’s safe to say, most of us have been there. Ryan and Lauren were in that place, but after Financial Peace University (FPU), they have a radically different view of their finances. And today, they are here to share how they’ve found financial peace.

“We took FPU in the fall of 2017 while engaged, and got married half-way through the class. I wanted us to be on the same page. We were becoming one in marriage, and so, one in our finances as well.

I was aware we had debt, and I knew it was bad – but I pretended it wasn’t there.

But, during FPU, my mind was really opened to the process of properly handling money and how to live and give in a way that’s honoring to God.

It made us look our debt in the face and learn how to bravely tackle the mountain, and that changed everything.

We did the budget and followed the structure, and we were finally ready to make it work. Money ebbs and flows, but making the budget and working through the challenge of paying off our debt has influenced mine and Ryan’s relationships with God.

It’s obvious that God is moving in our finances.

The truth is, what we’ve paid off so far is mathematically impossible compared to our income. Time and time again, God has helped us get to exactly where we needed to be each month, even when it was impossible for us to do so.

Now, we finally have the peace we’ve been needing – and we have paid off $140,000 in a year and a half! We still have a ways to go, but we’ve made a lot of progress. 

I’ve learned that God is faithful, He really helps us in our time of need, and most of all, Ryan and I have seen, together, that God will provide.



“Lauren and I have experienced a miracle in our finances; actually, we’ve experienced multiple miracles. God has provided, and we’re believing that he will provide for us exactly what we need.

We don’t have any stress – we don’t worry about money, and that’s all because of God.


We want to see this financial peace and freedom for everyone. If you’re struggling with debt, wanting to learn how to manage your money well, or planning for the future, Financial Peace University is a great place to start. You can learn more and sign up for FPU by clicking here.

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  • Nathan
    March 12, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Miraculous! Love how you guys are being intentional about taking care of what you need to, and letting God do what only He can do.