We found a blog post on Speak of Marriage called simply “Simple Marriage”. The post is based on the premise that young people have been fed a lot of advice about marriage and that much of it makes marriage sound complicated and difficult. The post starts with the statement: “Marriage, though challenging, shouldn’t be that hard.” It goes on to offer four suggestions to illustrate the point. The simple statements follow:
1. Entertain a daily positive outlook on marriage
2. Choose to grow together
3. Draw up an identity
4. Spend time together
It should be helpful to read the full explanation of each of those statements. You can do so here.
We agree that marriage takes effort and lots of poor advice and negative cultural statements about marriage can make it more difficult. Following the advice given here requires effort, but effort that will be oriented toward good results. This advice can be applied to any marriage, in any stage, but might especially help engaged couples and newlyweds get off to a great start. Check out the post. If you agree, you may want to pass it along to other couples.
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