If your marriage has hit a rough patch, you might be wondering what you can do to fix it. You might even be wondering if your marriage is too far gone to be fixed. No matter what state your marriage might be in, you owe it to yourself, to your spouse, and to your family to do everything you can to work through marital problems before walking away from your vows and your commitment to one another. If you and your spouse believe in the Christian interpretation of the Bible, then you should seriously consider biblical/pastoral marriage instruction or counseling before you consider walking away from your life investment in a marriage and family relationship.
Many people have never consider that biblically based instruction, education, or counseling could truly help them. Many have never sought help of any kind for marital or family conflicts be it counseling, conferences, or in this case biblical/pastoral instruction. The advantage of biblical/pastoral help is that the principles and concepts based on the Bible have a timeless value and are many times found to be true as clinical research is completed by those not using biblical principles and concepts. As surveys have shown, a strong spiritual life in a family is a factor in stability in the marriage or family.
What biblical/pastoral instruction is not is an attempt to force change on you or your spouse. The instruction will offer advice and direction on helping you and your spouse live a life that’s in tune with Biblical principles. Will such a counselor or pastor force the Christian faith on you? No, but it certainly can make the application of principles and concepts from the Bible easier to understand and apply. Marriage counseling or instruction also is not a blame game, where all of the problems in a marriage are piled on to one of the spouses. One thing you will learn in marriage counseling is how to be a better, more understanding spouse and you will gain insights into the needs or issues your spouse is facing. Almost without exception, we all have some kind of issue from or in our past that has far too much influence and at times control over our present lives. Biblical/pastoral instruction also helps one see these issues and address them in the light of the truth found in the Bible.
Often times, fights and disagreements are the result of a misunderstanding or a failure to communicate. When you become more aware of how your spouse thinks, acts, and feels, you are more likely to say and do things that reinforce a strong, loving relationship instead of saying or doing things out of anger or spite.
Contrary to popular belief, marriage counseling, instruction, or a conference isn’t just for a marriage on the rocks-even a strong and healthy marriage can benefit from occasional biblical/pastoral help. Just like you perform preventative maintenance in your home or on your car, you can perform a type of preventative maintenance on your marriage to encourage a loving and successful relationship. Counseling allows you to bring up sensitive topics in a safe environment so they don’t remain hidden resentments that later erupt into disagreements.
This website is for anyone who wants to learn more about their marriage, family, friends, or coworkers relationships looking at the timeless wisdom found in the Bible. We encourage long time married couples, recently married couples, and even couples considering engagement/marriage to spend some time reviewing the information we have to share.
To learn more about the benefits of biblical/pastoral help and how this can help preserve your marriage, help your family, resolve conflicts in any relationship for years to come, check back with our blog frequently and don’t forget to bookmark LivingFamilyMarriageRelationships.com.