Everyone wants a marriage that matters.
Everyone wants to go from GOOD to GREAT to EXCEPTIONAL.
Notice the stops on our Marriage Continuum (above).
Pretty simple, right?
You say, "I DO..." and you start your marriage life. Everything's great.
But at some point, we hit snags, challenges, obstacles, and in some cases, unthinkable tragedy. Maybe we started with good intentions and were on the cusp of a Great marriage... then boom.
Living The Dream...
One of the greatest challenges to a relationship is to capture all our Someday Dreams, share them with our partner, and put them onto a bucket list.
It sounds pretty easy, but most people need to spark their imagination in a completely different way.
Not through the left brain or right brain, but through our heart's eyes.
When we created the Vision exercises in Marriage With Purpose we started with clear instructions to open your heart... quiet your head-chatter... and feel what you want the future to become.
Fun Costs Money...
When two people look at the future through the lens of shared values, the money question is always paramount in the background.
Can we afford it?
Is this the right time?
How will this affect our retirement?
If we travel, where will we go and what will we do when we get there?
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to...
What’s the reason, the real purpose of two people signing up for a commitment that is to last a lifetime... in poverty and in wealth... in sickness and in health?
Of course, this question can be answered in a number of ways, depending on your point of view: Companionship, love, raging hormones...
One of the great mysteries of married life is how some people can become incredibly happy with each other and grow old and successful together — where others are at constant odds with their partners and see life as a continuous series of "glass half empty" wars leading to unhappiness and despair.
The question becomes, "Is the key to success in finding the right person, or finding the right inspiration?"