marriage stress you out? If not, there’s still a good chance that you’re
bringing stress into your marriage.
way, how do you handle it?
inclination for a lot of couples is to seek stress relief in non-relational
ways that enable them to hide – things like drugs and alcohol, or even
behaviors like shopping, gambling, excessive cleaning, or binge-watching
television – all of which lead to addiction, unhealthy obsessions, or lashing
out at other people.
silent and non-communicative.
modelled how to seek stress relief relationally. In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus
knew He was going to be falsely condemned, beaten, and hung on a cross to die.
Luke 22:44 says, “Being in agony He prayed more
earnestly; and His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the
says Jesus was “sorrowful and troubled.” In verse 38, he tells Peter, James,
and John, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to
the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
act out his stress or stay silent and hope his disciples guessed how he was
feeling. He revealed what was going on inside of him and asked for support.
spouse can’t read what’s going on in your soul. You have to tell him or her.
When you do, you’ll ease your stress, and you’ll deepen your intimacy with your
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Growing
Your Marriage in Times of Stress,” we’re joined by Milan and Kay Yerkovich,
counselors, authors, and speakers, who can help you better understand how your family of origin impacts the relationships
you have today as an adult. They’ll help you find ways to emotionally
connect with your spouse, so that you can experience the comfort and renewal
you need to move forward.
my opinion, this is some of the best content that any couple can get their
hands on. I can’t give a more ringing endorsement than that. Check out their book, How We Love. Let us put this resource into
your hands. I’d like to do that for a gift of any amount. Give us a call at
1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459) or check our website for
details. If you can’t afford it, we’ll find a way to get it to you.
Kay Yerkovich have a passion for helping husbands and wives experience
stronger, healthier marriages. Milan is an ordained minister and pastoral
counselor. And Kay is a licensed marriage and family therapist.
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