Working Together as a Team in Your Marriage

The secret to winning in a team sport is no secret at all. Teammates have to share a common goal and know how to work together to achieve it. When you wear the same uniform, it’s not about “me,” it’s about “we.”

That commitment to unity is what makes a marriage work, too. But working together as a team isn’t always easy.

Just ask Joshua and Christi Straub. Their teamwork isn’t so great sometimes, either. And that’s saying something. Joshua Straub (Ph.D.) and Christi Straub (M.A., M.B.A.) are marriage experts and experienced counselors.

And, yet, it wasn’t that long ago that Christi felt like she was “hanging on to the bottom rung of the ladder” in her marriage to Joshua. That became evident the day Joshua came home a few months after he and Christi’s first child was born, excited and all smiles as he told Christi about the fun and exciting projects he was working on.

Instead of engaging Joshua in conversation, Christi started to cry. They had drifted from one another and were headed in different directions. They hadn’t been working together as a team.

Fortunately, their experience in counselling other couples gave them a head start in improving their own relationship. They knew that they could turn things around over time if they devoted just 10 to 15 minutes a day to focus exclusively on each other.

Not work.

Not the kids.

Each other.

Does 10 to 15 minutes a day for a deeper, more enriching marriage sound too good to be true? It won’t if you join us for our conversation with Joshua and Christi Straub on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Working Together as a Team in Your Marriage.” They’ll offer practical advice that’ll help you and your spouse take a journey together from “me” to “we.”

Listen on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.

I’d also like to offer you Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley’s book Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Marriage for a gift of any amount. Visit our website or give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459). If you can’t afford it, we’ll find a way to get it to you.

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Jim Daly

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