Divorcing or staying stuck in a miserable marriage are not your only options. You can stay together and develop three key marital attitudes that may ultimately help you develop a better marriage.
Disappointments in Marriage
“Honey, I’m pregnant.‚” Adding a child to your family is stressful even when you plan the pregnancy. Making the transition when a baby wasn’t expected can be even tougher.
It’s easy to keep our character flaws covered up when we aren’t living in the most intimate covenant relationship on earth — marriage. But married life has a way of exposing us.
Christians who regularly practice their faith are less likely to divorce than the average population. But no matter how strong their faith, couples often experience a lack of connection in marriage.
“I’ve come to realize, through my own experience as well as in conversation with friends, that marriage works best when my husband and I labor in tandem.” — Yvette Maher
When you discover that your husband has been hiding a sexual sin like pornography, it will be difficult to hear — but I encourage you to allow your heart to fully grieve.
When we express contempt, we can become truly mean and disrespectful. But the antidote for contempt is to see the positive — what is true about your spouse.
Mother’s Day can be fraught with disappointment. Though we ask for little, we may still be unwittingly tangled up with unrealistic expectations.
By recognizing the true source of anger, you can create an environment in your marriage that allows for apology and restoration of the relationship.
One day when I was fishing in Florida, it was getting late in the evening. I was tired and decided to take a rest. I closed my eyes, laid down my pole, propped my feet up, and drifted off to sleep. A short time later, I was startled awake by the sound of heavy traffic. …