Simple Marriage’s main belief is that marriage is designed to grow us up.
This is covered in great detail in Naked Marriage: Uncovering Who You Are and Who You Can Become Together.
If you look at married life this way, you’ll see that growth comes from the pressure a relationship with another human creates.
Pressure to chart your own course in life and be your own person while at the same time pressure to connect with your spouse and enjoy the benefits marriage has to offer.
Many people fall victim to believing marriage is about happiness.
That you will meet your soul mate, fall madly in love, have a romantic wedding then be swept off into a rose petal covered existence together for the rest of your life.
This Hollywood version of marriage is everywhere … that’s reel-life, not real-life.
Marriage is not about happiness (although there are times of happiness within the relationship), it’s about growing up. And this all starts at the beginning of the relationship and the beliefs you bring into it. [Read more…] about Are You Entitled To A Great Marriage?