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?
When you recognize that we all have strengths and we all have weaknesses, you start to understand the need to look closely at our differences. These differences usually show up in what we tell ourselves we want. Sometimes what we want is clear and obvious.