“I want a divorce.” For six weeks this husband repeated his desire to his wife. “You’re not meeting my needs. I’m out of here.”
“Stop judging me!” Judging, along with criticism, can be one of the greatest killers to marital unity.
Acceptance in marriage is a key to feeling relationally safe. When we learn to communicate acceptance of our spouse we create an environment where understanding can flourish.
How would you describe what it is like to be around a consistently negative person? The kind of person who longs for rain on a sunny day and for whom the glass is always half empty.
If you were baking a chocolate cake there would be some key ingredients you would need. Most of those wouldn’t taste good by themselves (except chocolate!).
Have you ever done something you deeply regretted? It may be only known to you or a few others. It may have little or no effect on people around you.
A runner focuses ahead in a race, anticipating the finish line. A golfer anticipates where the ball is going. Businesses have plans by which they operate for the future.
Recently Brad was asked by a friend, “What are the two or three top habits of a highly effective husband?”
You are on this site, reading, tweeting, and liking the posts because you want to improve your marriage and help others do the same, right? Good for you!
In over 33 years of marriage and almost as many years in full-time ministry, we have learned a few things about temptation and sin.