5 Things to do After a Fight with your Spouse

5 Things to do After a Fight with your Spouse

Chances are good you and your spouse have had a fight. Perhaps you even had a fight during the just-ended Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Changes in routine, travel, holidays, entertaining guests, or having kids home from school may be triggers for a fight. Of course there are the “normal” triggers such as communication “failures,” money challenges, or differences in desires for intimacy. But what’s most important is what you do after a fight with your spouse.

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Helping Your Spouse Move Past Their Past

Helping Your Spouse Move Past Their Past

Every human being comes into marriage with baggage. You cannot make it through a couple decades or more of life without experiencing some kind of trauma. Some of those wounds are deeper than others. What do you do when your spouse brings that baggage into the marriage? How can you help your spouse move past their past?

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Is Your Marriage Beyond Repair?

Is Your Marriage Beyond Repair?

How bad is bad enough? How long do you need to “put up with” seriously destructive behavior from your spouse? Is your marriage beyond repair?

God hates divorce not because of some heavenly hierarchy of sins, but because it hurts His children.

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How to Forgive Your Spouse When It’s Hard

How to Forgive Your Spouse When It’s Hard

In every marriage people get wounded. Your spouse is a flawed human being, a sinner who causes you pain. (You are too! Last week we talked about how to help your spouse forgive you when you cause them pain.) The proximity and intimacy of marriage means the wounds you receive from your spouse can feel especially hard to forgive. But learning how to forgive your spouse in a healthy way provides your only chance of a successful marriage.

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