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Spilling the Tea on Church Money with Dr. Severine Bryan
Episode 1321st January 2024 • Touchy Subjects Podcast • Erin Billings
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In this episode, we dive deep into the touchy subject of money within the church. Dr. Severine Bryan, an accredited financial counselor, shares her personal journey from divorce to rebuilding her finances.

The conversation explores the intersection of faith, finances, and church practices. Discover the harmful effects of guilt-inducing tactics, the difference between tithing and giving, and the need for a cultural shift in how churches approach financial matters.

Key Learnings:

Money as a Tool: Understand the true nature of money as a tool for improving your life, and learn to use it wisely.

Generous Giving: Explore the concept of giving generously and its positive impact on personal finances and the community.

Cultish Practices: Recognize and question coercive practices in churches, such as linking tithing to membership and volunteering.

Stewardship Over Giving: Shift the focus from giving to stewardship, teaching individuals how to manage their entire paycheck effectively.

Toxic Culture: Address the toxic culture of guilt and shame around giving, encouraging a more open and compassionate approach.

About Dr. Severine Bryan

Dr. Severine Bryan is an Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®), speaker, and host of the Dr. Sev Talks Money podcast. She has been teaching personal finance concepts for over 20 years, but in 2020 she founded Bryan Financial Empowerment LLC to further her mission of serving women. Dr. Sev helps busy women take command of their basic personal finances so they can reach their financial goals and gain peace of mind. An active member of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®, she believes that anything is possible with a plan.

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