Hey there! In the warmth of August let’s talk about heating up our marriages. It’s totally understandable that not everyone might appreciate the advice to work on their marriage for it to flourish. Relationships can be quite complex and personal, and what works for one couple might not necessarily resonate with another. The idea of putting effort into a marriage to make it thrive is often rooted in the belief that any strong and lasting bond requires ongoing care, communication, and understanding.
However, it’s important to recognize that each relationship is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Some folks might feel that the phrase “you must work on your marriage if you want it to grow” oversimplifies the challenges they might be facing. They could be dealing with issues that extend beyond just putting in effort – factors like personal circumstances, external stressors, or even compatibility can come into play.
It’s also worth considering not everyone might have been exposed to the concept of working on a marriage as a positive thing. Societal norms, cultural backgrounds, and personal experiences can shape people’s views on relationships. For instance, some individuals might come from environments where marriage is seen as a fixed institution, and the idea of actively working on it could feel foreign or unnecessary.
Ultimately, the most important thing is for individuals and couples to find what resonates with them and what works for their specific situation. Whether they choose to embrace the idea of working on their marriage or approach it from a different angle, the key is open communication, empathy, and a willingness to adapt and grow together. Each journey is unique, and there’s no one right way to nurture a marriage ~ it’s all about finding what feels right for you and your partner. Discovering two or three issues the two of you commit to working on.
Let us help you build the marriage of your dreams. Plan now to attend the October 14-15 or the December 9-10 Marriage Encounter. Register online today.