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How to Make Lasting Changes in Marriage

I entered marriage with some pre-conceived ideas of how things should be. My husband and I spent a lot of time discussing things, trying to prepare ourselves for living together. Despite our best efforts, not everything worked out as smoothly as we planned. I’m sure you’ve found that to be true in your marriage as well. It can be frustrating to have to make changes when you’ve planned out something. When we were faced with change, though, we wanted to make wise changes, not just change and hope for the best. Over the years, I’ve found several tips to make lasting changes in marriage.

How to Make Lasting Changes in Marriage 


Communication is an important part of making changes in marriage. When my husband and I are on the same page, it’s easy to work together to make necessary changes. We try to talk through where we are now, and where we need to go, in order to understand what needs to happen next. This can be tricky, though, because I don’t like change and my husband is often very laid back and would rather make sure I’m content with how things are. That’s really a sweet thing, but it can be as much of a hindrance to making a change as my dislike of change.

This sounds like such an easy thing, but for us, it’s actually been a challenge. Because I don’t like change, having those hard conversations can put me on edge. So learning to communicate effectively has been a been important for us.

Are you at a crossroads? Do you need to make changes in your marriage? Don't just make change for the sake of change. Use these tips to help you make lasting changes in marriage. #marriage #commitment

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