Marriage Vs Traditional Marriage

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I love seeing older couples holding hands, showing signs of love, commitment, and affection. It fills me with hope when I see couples enjoying life and love. The other day, I saw a beautiful older couple strolling around in the streets of Venice. They were probably in their early 80’s and still together. They had the look of lifelong friends who had seen their share of troubles, but had become stronger because of the experiences they’d shared together. That’s the way marriage is occasionally. There are some struggles, but like a strong friendship it can weather the storms of life.
Like the scriptures say, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”-James
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Marriage is so much more than a license and a ceremony. Marriage is the spiritual, emotional and physical union between a man and a woman. It is a covenant between God and husband and wife to commit to love and honor each other forever. Naturally, acknowledging the spiritual component of life and marriage can bring a couple together under a common purpose. I believe that our relationship with Father God is the key to healing, wholeness, and well-being. Since God created men and women in His own image (Genesis 1:27), it 's reasonable to conclude that we can never be complete apart from a relationship with Him. It is just through Jesus that we truly understand forgiveness, humility, and dying to …show more content…
Work on your communication skills. Having a teachable heart and being a great listener can improve your marriage immeasurably. Like any skill, effective communication takes practice. Understanding can be enhanced if we measure it often throughout a conversation. When we talk, we send messages. The three components of conversation are content, tone, and nonverbal. Much of what people hear when you speak has less to do with what you say, but how you say it. Your nonverbal gestures, expressions, and tone of voice are often more powerful than words. That’s why it’s a good idea to listen and ask questions or use a technique called mirroring. The purpose of mirroring is to improve rapport with another person by imitating them. Great communication goes even further. Go past understanding what your spouse says and repeat there salient points with what I hear you saying is… Try to see there side of the discussion and not just understand their

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