All posts by: Kristy Etheridge

About Kristy Etheridge

Kristy Etheridge is a regular contributor to the FaithWorks Financial blog. Having racked up a large amount of debt before using a biblical approach to attack it, Kristy is passionate about financial freedom. She and her husband live in Charlotte, N.C., where Kristy works as a writer for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

The poor are always ruled over by the rich, so don’t borrow and put yourself under their power. –Proverbs 22:7 (The Message) If you’re currently in debt (or ever have been), there’s a good chance you’ve daydreamed about the day you can declare yourself debt free. I know I have. In fact, dreaming about your […]

I’ve noticed something unusual while scrolling through my social media feeds over the last week. A lot of people are very eager to kiss 2014 goodbye. How about you? Maybe you actually had a fantastic year. Or maybe it was a struggle. For my family, 2014 brought a lot of blessings. It also brought a […]

It’s that time of year when it seems everyone and their mother is asking for donations. After reading this blog post about giving, I started examining my own household’s giving practices. I had to admit we don’t always give our first and best—and we don’t always give with the right motives, either. The Bible makes […]

If there’s ever a time to take a break from number crunching, it’s Christmas. We’re happy to report that the numbers below have absolutely nothing to do with budgets, shopping lists, mall visits or credit card bills, but everything to do with the real reason Christmas is worth celebrating. 300+ There were more than 300 […]

When you see the word “rent,” what comes to mind? I’ve always associated renting with apartments, cars and maybe a tuxedo. These days, you can rent a lot more than that. The sharing economy is alive and well, and there are endless ways to get access to things you need or want, without having to […]

Sometimes true freedom looks a whole lot like discipline, patience and self-control. It sounds counterintuitive, but just ask any teenager who wants the freedom to spend time with her friends, borrow the car or stay out later than normal. The freedom she’s looking for will be elusive unless she shows her parents she has the […]

It’s a four-word catchphrase seen on magnets, bumper stickers and December blog posts, denouncing our cultural emphasis on consumerism: Keep Christ in Christmas. It’s easy to say, but how do we put it into action? And how do we do so without self-righteously condemning anything that has to do with Santa, shopping or the greeting […]