Odd Couples?

Which of these couples would you figure should be given the title “Most likely to Succeed?’




Common Marriage Myths Discussed


In the video below, Erica Hill talks to Woman’s Day editor Jamie Zanziger who says some of the traditional rules about what makes a healthy marriage are myths.

She seeks to dispel “Never go to bed angry” as a myth. However, I prefer to accept the wisdom of the Bible:

Ephesians 4:26
“In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry…”

If we are committed to resolving issues each day and work at that discipline, the opportunities for there to be an accumulation of anger and frustration.

I would also not encourage lying to your partner. Not sharing every detail in life is not the same as lying.

Sleeping in separate beds because of anger can be seen as getting practice for “trial separation” which is often a precursor to divorce.

These “guidelines” as I would prefer to call them are worthy of note and can set the tone for a happy and lasting marriage.

Watch here then return to give your feedback.

Leave, Unite and Become one

Geneis 2:24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Marriage needs to achieve these three objectives:

  1. Leaving parents
  2. Uniting with a wfie
  3. Becoming one flesh

Many marriages fail to clear the first hurdle. Some couples never quite leave their parents. Here are some manifestations of marriages being negatively impacted by excessive involvement of parents in marriages:

  • Demanding that the marital home be run exactly as Mom ran hers.
  • Constantly comparing whatever your partner does with your family experience.
  • Spending more time with your parents than with your spouse.
  • Seeking refuge in the family home when conflicts arise.
  • Calling on your parents to intervene and resolve disputes.
Parents need to learn to let go and allow their children to fashion a marriage that works for them. Their model is not necessarily the best one and it might not be suitable for the children. Their misguided concern about their children’s happiness might actually be achieving the very opposite.

How To Cope With Mother-Wife Challenges

First time mothers are called upon to cope with a battery of challenges that even the most stressed business leader might shun.

In the first place, as wife she has been addressing the issue of working to get two individuals from different maturing experiences to live as one harmoniously. Isn’t that enough to keep a normal person occupied?

It is usually best for newlyweds to get acclimatized to marriage and to living together before bringing children into the picture.

Have you fully evaluated the impact of a new birth on the relationship between husband and wife?

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About the Author

TrevorESSmith has been married for over 3 decades – to the same wife. He has 3 successful daughters, 2 sons-in-law, a grandson and granddaughter who make it so much easier on the journey to Success in Marriage. He is an author (Success in Marriage and R.O.M.P.) and people skills, inter-personal relations and performance enhancement coach. http://www.swpacademy.com

How to cope with Mother – Wife Challenges:

Can How To Raise Children Affect Your Marriage?

The techniques that are used to raise children are often handed down through generations without much modification. The principles laid down by great grandparents and their attitude to discipline tend to be evident in the child rearing practices of the present generation.

This is compounded by the fact that two separate family trees have contended on a daily basis through these generations about the principles and techniques to be used. Even minor differences in approach might produce conflict because parents are passionate about what is best for their children.

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Save Your Marriage From Career Options

Be mindful that the career choices you make may break up your marriage or at least cause your partner to drift apart from you.

The most frequent marriage-threatening career challenge comes from the situation in which the job is all-consuming. Your work allows little or no room for a lot of interaction with your spouse.

If your career sucks up so much of your waking hours that it puts your marriage at risk put this anti-dote into practice and save your marriage.


Men who are at risk in this area are not likely to see this.

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