"Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,
but a prudent wife is from the LORD." - Proverbs 19:14
Definition of Prudence -
1. The ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason.
2. Shrewdness in the management of affairs.
3. Skill and good judgment in the use of resources.
4. Caution or circumspection as to danger or risk.
As homemakers, we often come in contact with the ways of the world, but they are not of God. In the world, you learn to be worldly and selfish, but being prudent is gained through time by godly wisdom.
Learning to handle money prudently can be a lifelong concerted effort for some people. Living off of one lean income is not for the faint at heart. But God has given the Christian homemaker the ability to exercise caution and have the discipline and good judgment to manage a small income.
I am convinced that the only way to do this is by daily prayer. If time is spent in prayer on managing your resources, we can make it through the leanest of times. I hope that you will find this to be true.