Everyone goes into marriage wanting happiness. Our quest for a happy marriage will not be without its obstacles. How we deal with the obstacles will determine the vitality of our marriage. Today’s post is the first in a series on ways to strengthen your marriage.
Often when we talk about a biblical view of divorce, we quote Malachi: “God hates divorce” (2:16). And it’s true. He does. But does that mean God hates the actions of anyone who initiates a legal divorce?
One of the main reasons we don’t practice healthy self-care is because it just feels wrong. It seems selfish.
Somehow we’ve internalized the belief that the ideal person is one who has no discernible needs. We are averse to asking for help. We view taking time to care for our souls as somehow wrong or self-centered.
If you are looking for a book on marriage that quickly gets to the heart of what makes a strong marriage, then Hold Me Tight is the book for you.
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love is written by Dr. Sue Johnson. Dr. Johnson is one of the preeminent marriage therapists today, and the founder of an approach to couples therapy called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). First published in 2008, Hold Me Tight is the first book Dr. Johnson wrote for the general public.