Disruption of daily life can damage your marriage. Any day a couple may face challenges to their faith, church, long-term family relationships, entertainment, sex, friendships, household responsibilities, finances, busy schedules, or endless decisions in parenting.
Is it any wonder that most relationships can use little maintenance? The question is, how do you fill your marriage with good things that won’t all be just one thing to jugggle?
To Focus on Family Broadcasting “Simple Habits of Understanding Your Marriage“Dr. Randy Schroeder offers simple, practical tips on giving your marriage a tune-up.
Dr. Schroeder says the number-one way couples can take their marriage to the next level is to communicate their expectations to each other clearly. It is not good to expect your spouse to read your mind and then blame them for your grief if they fail.
Instead, be specific about your expectations. Explain how important budgeting is to you. Discuss what weekend activities you find most enjoyable. Discuss how often you agree to have dinner each week, watch a movie, or spend a round of golf.
Those conversations will be different for each couple, but often the goal is to agree on marriage expectations that honor God and each other.
My conversation with Dr. Schroeder can help you do that. We focus on nuts-and-bolts skills that can enhance an already good marriage. Listen to yours local radio station, online, sa Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or take us with you to our free phone app.
If you’re facing more serious issues and your relationship is really suffering, consider these other Family Broadcasts Focus: Hope in Every Marriage; Friends Helping Friends: Recognizing Marital Abuse; The Spiritual War for Marriage.
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Dr. Schroeder is a pastor and former seminary professor and has been a marriage and family counselor for more than 30 years. He has been married to Ginny for over 45 years, and they have two children and six grandchildren.
I would like to extend an invitation for you to be a special partner with us through our monthly “Family Focusing Friends” program. If you do, I will send you a copy of Dr.’s book. Schroeder, Simple Practices for Happiness in Marriage: Practical Skills and Tools to Build Strong, Satisfying Relationships as a way of saying thank you for touching others with the love of Christ. You will also receive member -exclusive benefits. To make your vow, or for more information, visit our website or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).