Marriage is often like moving into a 500 square foot apartment with someone after living in a 2,500 square foot house by yourself. Suddenly everything is thrown under a microscope. All the quirks you loved about your spouse begin to rub you the wrong way and it can feel like the honeymoon has come to an abrupt end. Conflict in marriage can happen no matter how long you’ve been married. The way we deal with conflict is usually learned from what we’ve experienced and witnessed growing up. In this post I will share some of the ways we have learned how to deal with conflict in marriage in a healthy way and also some preventative measures. [Read more…]
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Growing up, I had this Disney-like view of marriage and so it shocks me to hear the great skepticism towards marriage some people have today. In Tim Keller’s book, The Meaning of Marriage, he talks about how some people believe that marriage is dying – that less people are getting married. While the divorce rates are indeed higher than in the past, the number of people that still want and desire marriage hasn’t changed. The view that people have of what marriage looks like and who the perfect soulmate is has gotten skewed a little bit based on culture. [Read more…]