Communication is key to developing a close, intimate relationship with your spouse. But often, it’s in open dialogue that conflict arises! Sound familiar?
Communication is more than just talking about the weather. Often it involves divulging our most private thoughts . . . at the risk of someone else’s scrutiny.
Anger isn’t unique to marriage . . . but it can certainly be intensified within the close relationship between husband and wife. Perhaps you’re dealing with a particular “hot spot” in your relationship.
When disagreements flare up in relationships . . . you can’t always shy away from confrontation. Sometimes the issue is just too big to let go. Struggling through an issue with a loved one?
No relationship is without conflict. And too often, when arguments begin . . . we spend more time attacking the other person’s character than we do addressing the root issue!
It’s hard to picture an argument bringing two people closer together . . . and yet, when you handle conflict in a positive way . . . that’s exactly what happens!
It isn’t easy to ask for forgiveness when you realize you’ve been in the wrong. And it isn’t easy to forgive someone when they’ve hurt you deeply. And yet, forgiveness is a necessary ingredient in restoring relationships.
All relationships take work . . . but none more so than a marriage. Going through a difficult season with your husband or wife?
What makes a marriage last . . . through good times and bad? The foundation of a marriage between two followers of God is a promise.
Some people get married because they’re looking for someone to complete them. Others marry because they’re lonely and want someone to fill that void. Regardless of the reason, God can redeem any Christian marriage, and create a relationship far beyond your expectations!
With marriage comes the loss of personal autonomy. Gay Hubbard puts it this way: “If I’m going to be committed to someone else, their welfare and their concern means that there are some things I am no longer free to do.”