Whether your a Christian or not, this is very interesting to know.
I was at church and they were talking about the stages of marriage. Everyone is going to go through this. With us all getting married quickly, these may be more difficult stages for us than others.
#1- honeymoon stage- When you first meet. They can do nothing wrong. you may get into arguments but its quickly forgotten. can't keep your hands off of each other (lol, I laughed at that one)
#2- Despair stage- This is when most marriages fail. The honeymoon stage is over. Their faults come out before their positives. Arguments could last for days. Yelling is constant. You may wonder why you ever married them. This is normally when there is a lot of stress.
#3- Everlasting love- Those that survive the despair stage make it to this stage. This is when you see those people married for 40 or more years. They love each other, no matter their faults.
So things to do to make it to stage #3. Never go to bed angry (this is a hard one for me). Realize that you can always fall back 'in' love with them if you fall out of love with them. A great book for that is the 'Love dare'. If you want to know about that book, watch the movie Fireproof. Remember why you married them in the first place. If you feel that you don't know them anymore, take time to get to know them. Realize that it takes 2 to make a marriage work. Your not going to be able to fix your own marriage by yourself. It will take both of you.
Well, I thought I'd share those with you. I wish I had the video from the church. Once I actually saw it broken down, it made sense to me.
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