487: OUR MARRIAGE VOWS PART 5 — AS LONG AS LIFE SHALL LAST

“Most people fail not because of a lack of desire, but because of a lack of commitment.” —Vince Lombardi

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In the series “Our Marriage Vows” we are stripping away all of the circumstantial topics that get put onto marriages, and diving deep into the core of what marriage is. Maybe you’re like Alisa who, on her wedding day, said her vows as a formality — because she was excited to get to the good stuff — the party. What she has realized and wishes she knew then was the vows WERE the “good stuff”.

In Part 5 “As long as life shall last”, we explore how the commitment of marriage exceeds everything before death.

486: YOU NEED TO FIX OUR MARRIAGE

“Marriage is like home maintenance. When the smoke detector starts beeping you fix it. You don’t buy a new house.” —Amy Miller

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I need to fix our marriage, what about you???”

It’s easy to snap to the defensive when you hear an accusation such as “You need to fix our marriage”, and yet we want you to pause and reconsider for a moment.

485: OUR MARRIAGE VOWS PART 4 — FOR BETTER OR WORSE

“More marriages might survive if partners realized that sometimes the for better comes after the for worse.” —Doug Larson

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In the series “Our Marriage Vows” we are stripping away all of the circumstantial topics that get put onto marriages, and diving deep into the core of what marriage is. Maybe you’re like Alisa who, on her wedding day, said her vows as a formality — because she was excited to get to the good stuff — the party. What she has realized and wishes she knew then was the vows WERE the “good stuff”.

In Part 4 “For Better or Worse” we talk about removing the condition of happiness to honoring our vows.