I have talked to dozens of marriages in need of help, but the couples are too ashamed or proud to ask for it or accept it. Somehow, I think if we admitted that all marriages struggle at times, it would help the ones in trouble to seek the help they need.
My Bible describes the process of becoming one (marriage) as a “mystery” (Ephesians 5:32), yet many people mistakenly believe they can do it on their own.
Would you do me a favor? Will you consider these 5 questions? Then, if you have had to work on your marriage; if your marriage has had to learn a few things the hard way to make it work, help us all by sharing some of your experience here on this post. Perhaps the combined synergy of transparency will be good for all of our marriages.
Here are the questions:
- What if couples weren’t made to feel guilty, or a failure, or as if you were all alone, if you decided your marriage wasn’t all it is supposed to be?
- What if the stigmas against seeking help for marriage disappeared?
- What if seeking counseling or asking for help figuring out marriage became socially acceptable?
- What if couples were commended for admitting mistakes in the marriage and it was seen as a part of the process in making the marriage stronger?
- What if couples realized that every marriage has struggles; that no marriage is perfect, but that good marriages got that way through hard work?
Has married life been hard for you at times? Share a comment, even if it’s just “Yes, my marriage is a work in progress”, and let’s encourage some marriages to seek the help they need.
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