The Marriage Doctor

Our physical health is a big concern to most people. We think about what we eat and drink, go for regular check ups and at least talk about joining a gym. We have a family doctor, an eye doctor, a tooth doctor (the dentist) and even doctors for our pets.

When we feel an ache or a pain we get help, and the more it hurts the quicker we go. Sometimes we think, “It’s really not that bad and maybe it will go away by itself, besides I am just so busy right now, I will take care of it soon.” But when the pain never goes away but just keeps rumbling on, we know it is time to do something about it and get help.

The health of our marriages should be just as important to us. When our marital health is bad it is a source of distress, disquiet and discomfort. But are you willing to get help? I know, I know, sometimes it is better and sometimes it is worse, and by the time you get round to doing something about it the crisis has passed. The crisis has passed but the problem has not been addressed and for sure has not been solved.

Being married should be one of the greatest pleasures you have in your life. It should be a source of joy and fulfillment, friendship and happiness, a place where you can come closer to Gd and each other. If it is not, you need to do something about it, and the sooner the better. The sooner you do it, the less pain you cause yourself and the easier the problems will be to tackle.

Marriage help comes in many forms, shapes and styles.

  • Together make a vision for your marriage and build strategies to achieve it.
  • See a therapist or counselor together.
  • Buy, read and put into practice a marriage book.
  • Take a couple’s Marriage Skills class with us at the JMI (or even someone else!).

Whichever one you choose, choose soon and save yourself the pain.

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