Zero Tolerance for Risk

As entrepreneurs we like to take risks…

BUT there are areas in our lives that we should have zero tolerance for risk.

We can easily get too close to the edge where the line becomes grey in our jobs, finances, or even our marriage – It’s just a text, it’s just an email, it’s just a harmless flirtation. 

I consider myself a risk taker, but in my marriage, I have zero tolerance for risk.
I have a saying…

“What if a man gains the world and loses his marriage? Then he would be a public success and a private failure.”

Once you scramble an egg, you can’t unscramble it – so be intentional with what you are willing to take a risk on and don’t get too close to the edge. 

“Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. Watch your life and doctrine closely. ” – 1 Timothy 4:16 NIV 

What does it mean to have zero tolerance for risk in marriage?

I believe we should put up firewalls in our life as protection, especially to protect our marriage.
It’s easy to let a text, email, or a meeting with the opposite sex get too close to the line. Keep it professional and find someone to keep you accountable.

What does this look like?


  1. Don’t ride alone to a work event or business meeting with the opposite sex.
  2. Be transparent with emails and texts – I have my messages filtered through my assistant.
  3. Find someone, or multiple people, that will keep you accountable and call you out when you need it.
Set yourself up for success in marriage by asking the Holy Spirit what firewalls you need to put up and who you need in your life to keep you accountable. 
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Mark 10:9 NIV

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