Whether you are newlyweds, have been happily married awhile, or are currently going through a rough patch in your marriage, the following statement is true, arguments WILL happen.
And pride, by far, ends more relationships than death does.
No person or relationship is perfect, and mediating these rosy expectations of love can be difficult. Every marriage has its problems, but what separates the "good" from the "bad" is how frequently, disrespectfully, or even selfishly these arguments happen.
But what prevents frequent arguments? True love?
As a counselor, I have studied interpersonal communication in marriage for over 20 years, and in this time, I discovered that the most successful marriages are founded on strong communication skills.
Jesus made communication in marriage simple with ONE verse:
Mark 10:8 NASB: "...AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh."
That's it. Marriage is meant to be an earthly model of a heavenly union. We must not approach Christian marriages with worldly thoughts. By allowing Jesus to lead your marriage, you will inch closer and closer to the heavenly ideal.
Through workshops, panel discussions, books, blogs, and courses I help solve the #1 problem in marriage, communication.