When thinking back to the fairytales we read as children, one thing is pretty evident: life isn't like that. It doesn't take long in a marriage to realize there will be some rough spots. Every relationship has the potential for friction—why should marriage be different? So the question is not whether there will be rough spots, but what we should do when we hit them.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Luke 6:41–42; Romans 5:3–5; Hebrews 12:1–3; James 1:2–4; 5:16
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Look at difficulties in a new light.
—Teaching point two: Optimize your spouse's strengths.
—Teaching point three: Openly confess your shortcomings.
—Teaching point four: Keep your eyes on the finish line.
• Apply Your Findings
• Additional Resources
ARTICLE FROM MARRIAGE PARTNERSHIP
• When Marriage Gets Tough, by Dawn Yrene (Fall 2004, 5 printed pages)
Total number of pages—13