Today’s post continues a five part series detailing why couples grow apart. In parts one and part two of this series, I gave you four reasons couples grow apart. Today I will provide two more reasons.
Reason 5: Lack of connection.
When I think of connection, I think of two things being compatible and fitting together … a lock and key, a clasp on a necklace, or a plug and socket. For a husband and wife to connect, they will have to show their interdependence, and be willing to let their individual strengths and weaknesses bring them closer together. Couples who don’t take time to talk or cherish their differences will slowly grow apart. They won’t see a need for another, and may even look outside their marriage for compatibility. It’s critical that couples connect with one another on a frequent basis. If not, they will surely grow apart.
Reason 6: Lack of understanding.
How many times have you said (or heard said), “We just don’t know who one another is anymore.” This line is commonly used by couples who are seeking to end their marriage. While there may be some truth to their claim, it can be overcome. In 1 Peter 3:7, husbands are told to dwell with their wives with understanding. At the same time, Colossians 3:18 tells wives to adapt to their husband. In both these cases, the husband and wife have to know one another intimately [non-sexually]. As each of them grows through the years and go through multiple changes, they must understand and adapt to one another. This takes time, effort, sacrifice, and patience, and is well worth it. Without this understanding, however, couples are apt to grow apart
Come back tomorrow to learn two more reasons couples grow apart.
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