We want every couple to have a phenomenal marriage and that’s why we are committed to Build Your Marriage!
The distraction of the screen has become prevalent in marriage today. Like Dr. Pavlov’s dogs we are conditioned to respond and it hurts our connection with our spouse.
We want everyone with in-laws to have the healthiest relationship possible with them. Last week we began by listing the first four of nine axioms, or truths, for in-law relationships.
Love tells the truth and the truth must be told in love. Do you believe that? Is it true in your marriage?
A friend of ours named David used to have a one-on-one session with each of his three boys beginning when they were just preschoolers. Then he would ask them one question: “Is there anything that I need to ask your forgiveness for?”
“It’s not MY fault—YOU…” and so the argument revs up as blame is passed. It’s nothing new in marriage. In fact, blame goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden.
When our children were little and we wanted their attention, we would put our hands on both sides of their faces so that they would have to give us undistracted eye contact. Why?
Have you ever said something and had your spouse totally misunderstand what you were trying to say? And then they responded based on what they THINK they heard, but it was all wrong?