How to have a marriage without compromise

February 19, 2015 § Leave a comment

When people say marriage is all about compromise, I cringe. This word comes with such negative connotations. It just adds to the negative myths people throw at marriage. What if couples are compromising because maybe they haven’t been properly educated on how to have an argument? « Read the rest of this entry »


What to Expect: The First Two Years of Marriage

February 4, 2015 § 2 Comments

We’ve been talking to a few couples that are all within their first two years of marriage. There’s a myth that the first two years are the “honeymoon period” and that after that, things go speedily downhill. It’s quite clear to me, the people who identify with that myth are couples who ignore the things that come up in those first two years, pretend everything is hunky dory, and after two years get tired of holding a mirage and get irritable.

On the contrary, we’re finding that the couples we are working with are not finding this time so rose-coloured, and are in fact worried how they’ll get through some of it. And we’re glad to see it because that’s the only way they’ll resolve these things. « Read the rest of this entry »

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