This is a guest post from Marco Bendinelli. Marco is an attorney in the state of Colorado. He’s shared a post on a topic that I haven’t covered on my blog before — what happens when one spouse suffers a life-changing injury, and how to make your marriage stronger through it. Whether you’ve experienced this or not, what he shares can benefit your marriage. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out my guest post guidelines
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Few things can shake up your personal life more than a major injury. When you suddenly become disabled or otherwise injured, many things can crash as a result; not least of all is your love and marriage. How do you remain strong as a couple while coming to terms with such devastating life changes?
When your personal body changes, it is easy to focus inwards and accidentally shun those you love. It is during these times especially that you should strive to work together as a couple. Indeed, couples that make the effort during the most difficult times often emerge with some of the strongest marriages you will likely see.
Arguments and marriage seem to go hand in hand. Anytime you bring two people together for an extended period of time, disagreements will happen. And due to the intimate nature of marriage, those disagreements can turn into arguments.
But after watching a Ted Talk recently, there may be an “argument” that marriage and arguments don’t have to go together. My friend, Fawn Weaver (Happy Wives Club), is leading the charge in saying we all can have an argument-free marriage. Her marriage has been completely argument free for years.
Last night we shared another great interview on The 7 Rings of Marriage Web Show. In this episode, our 10th episode, Stephana and I interviewed Lamar and Ronnie Tyler of Tyler New Media and the award winning site, BlackandMarriedWithKids.com.
Lamar and Ronnie shared their marriage story, and the thing they embraced that has helped them bridge the gap between the marriage they used to have to the marriage they now have. The same thing that worked for them can also be your bridge from the marriage you have to the marriage you want.
I made a public confession last January that I would no longer be “notoriously bad” when it comes to birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, and holidays. Especially when it comes to my wife’s birthday.
I said, “From this point forward I’m going to be notoriously great,” in this area. Well, my wife’s birthday was last Sunday, and before the day barely got started I walked in the room to see her with tears steaming down her face!
Last week Stephana and I recorded our first interview for our new 7 Rings of Marriage Web Show. The idea of doing a web show came to us last summer. And after creating the 7 Rings of Marriage last fall we finally had the perfect platform for the web show, marriage curriculum, and eventually our book.
A few months ago, I wrote a post on my blog called 25 Things Your Wife Will Love to Hear You Say. Apparently, this is something many men would love to know. At the same time, many wives desire encouraging words from their husbands. As a result, this post quickly became the most viewed post on my website.
Has your wife every told you to “MAN UP?” Well, my wife basically told me that yesterday. And then she looked at our daughter to cosign. I didn’t say much.
Well, you see, I recently came into contact with some poison ivy. And let’s just say I haven’t handled it too well. So, do my wife and daughter have a point saying, women are tougher than men?
Last night I stayed up and watched the first few episodes of Scandal (on DVD) with my wife. I began watching the series with her before the last season ended. I’ve caught some of the social media conversation when new episodes were still on.
You may have the model marriage. You may have a marriage on the brink of divorce. You may be newlyweds, or seasoned marriage vets. No matter, you can always improve your marriage. But, it won’t just happen. You have to make it happen.