Gil and Brenda Stuart brought memories, habits and history into their new marriage. They learned the importance of acknowledging the associated emotions and being able to talk about them.
Impact of Past Relationships
Addressing sexual struggles, including pornography, before you say, “I do” is critical to the future of your marriage. But how do you tell your future spouse about your struggle with pornography?
Most spouses have no idea the person they married was addicted to pornography before marriage. In almost every case there were red flags the fiances could have seen if they’d known what to look for.
Everyone brings baggage from past relationships, but you can pull from the strengths you’ve gained from your past — maturity, patience, wisdom, godliness — to build a new marriage and family.
Give children permission to remember their – sometimes painful – past.
In John 5, Jesus heals a crippled man and then tells him to pick up his mat and walk. Can our “mats” help us be grateful to and dependent on God—even in marriage?
An important dynamic in any relationship is one’s general level of contentment in life. As a single, you are somewhere on the range of contentment. You might be extremely content or very discontented, or anywhere in between. When people marry, their range of contentment can shift in either direction, or it can stay relatively the …
Divorce If your friend was married before, it’s vital to consider what happened in that former relationship and what factors were involved that caused the commitment to be broken. Society views remarriage as a given, but the Bible speaks to this important issue. Focus on the Family believes that Scripture addresses three specific situations in …