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Editor’s Note: This post is by Simple Marriage contributor Mary Ann Crossno.
The goal of Simple Marriage is to present the complexities of marriage that few of us understand in a simple manner that all can apply. Some basic premises that guide our thinking are
- Human potential is shaped by human interaction.
- Relationships are a tool designed by God to refine us.
- Marriage, used properly, is a people growing machine.
In every post we’re looking for a way to shed light on the knowable, observable, predictable patterns of behavior that shape relationships – to make the covert, overt. Once you gain awareness that your behavior and your spouse’s behavior echo universal themes across millennia, it’s easier to focus your energy on changing and growing more self.
Think of relationships as embedded in nature – once you know that there are four seasons in every year and that it’s cold in winter and hot in summer, it’s easier to change your clothes than it is to change the season. In fact, it’s not possible to change the season – and it’s also not possible to change your spouse – or anyone else you know and love. It’s only possible to change yourself. [Read more…] about How To Spot And Defeat The Four Marriage Killers