To build a long-lasting marriage, husband and wife must learn how to support their each other. By that means, they need to know what their spouse need. The kind of support that he / she need.
* Man needs domestic support. Woman needs financial support *
Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting - and conflict. - Proverbs 17 : 1
Man loves peace and quite at home. They hate trouble in the house.
What can a wife do? Learn from Titus 2 : 4 - 5. Love their husband and children, live wisely and be pure, work in their homes, do good, and last but not the least, be submissive to their husbands.
We are now living in a modern society, where woman also steps into workplace, and work at home all the time tends to be an old-fashioned way of thinking. Therefore, it's also important that there will be division of labor. Let every member in the family know what they need to do. What they can do for the family. That's how husband and wife can keep the family strong and supportive.
Financial support, I bet all the women would say Amen to this.
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. - 1 Timothy 5 : 8
A man must provide for his family. Most wives, or should I say all wives expect their husband to earn enough for the family. Therefore it's necessary to have a budget placed at home.
Easiest way to do budget is to do it together, and knowing the right priorities. Budget can be divided in 3 levels:
1. Needs - The most important! Basically what you need to live; foods, clothing and house.
2. Want - These are the basic pleasure, once in a while.
3. Affordable - These are the type of luxury goods, which you don't even need it to live.
Learning how to manage home and finances require two people. Don't be afraid to let your spouse know your needs.