Newlyweds Buy House First Year?
Laura doesn't get why Dave says for newlyweds to wait on the house buying.
ANSWER: The first year is one of the toughest years of marriage and you need to spend that year on each other, not on buying drapes and furnishing a house. You don’t know each other well enough to buy a house together yet and you definitely don’t know how close you want to live to mother-in-law!
Spend the first year of marriage getting to know each other, piling up cash, and getting out of debt. Then you can focus on buying a house. In Deuteronomy 24 it says that in the first year of marriage a man is meant to stay home and bring happiness to the woman he married. That translates today into not making any major decisions like buying a house, but instead just loving on each other.