Over at the Resurgence, Mark Driscoll interviews Randy Alcorn, director of Eternal Perspective Ministries and author of a number of bestselling books, and asks:
Why does Randy Alcorn only make minimum wage?
Finances have been on my mind a great deal. Over the past few months, the Armstrong family has been learning how to live solely on my income and finding that we actually can. Our lifestyle is by no means extravagant, but we have food on the table and the bills are paid, which is really all you can ask for, right?
We have to wait on things that we want, but that just means that we have extra time to learn whether or not we really want them.
Thursday morning, I had a great meeting with our pastor, and we were discussing this very thing. And after saying how much he admires the very difficult task that single moms have, earning an income and raising children on their own (I was raised by a single mom who worked really hard to take care of my sister and I, so I wholeheartedly agree; single parents are superheroes), he, in a somewhat resigned fashion, said, “The days of the single-income household are gone, for the most part.”