There you are, the two of you who used to be one, are so divided being united again seems impossible. There you are, sitting on opposite ends of the couch searching your mind and soul for words to fill the blaring silence. There you are, married and alone. There you are…where you never imagined you would be. The 100 reasons you could not wait to walk down the aisle and marry the love of your life seem vanished into some distant past, blurred by lies, betrayal, arguments, decisions, error in communication, abuse, and neglect. Now what? When life has you so down, how do you attempt to look up? When you have 100 reasons to walk away from the marriage and never look back, you have to find one reason to fight for your relationship. ONE REASON. Children. Love. Hope. Religion. Happiness. ONE REASON worth fighting for. Everything you are experiencing is overwhelming. The emotions are intensely negative. The tears are flowing free. The heart in your chest is literally falling apart. How did we go from love to seemingly hatred? ONE REASON. You are terrified, you are scared, you are depressed, you are exhausted, you are desperate. How did we get to this point? What is the answer that will save our marriage?
This is the reality of so many. 90% of all Americans marry by the age of 50. The reality of the above scenario is true for the 40-50% of marriages which end in divorce. There is no one-size-fits-all. There is no ONE REASON-fits-all. Marriages are as unique as the two individuals who joined to become one. The answer is: not all marriages who come for counseling will end happily ever after. Too many times counseling is the last resort when finding even one reason is difficult. Often counseling is sought after years of pain and division. Many, however, who seek counsel for their marriage do find help. Many do find the answers that save their marriage. What is marriage counseling?
ESTABLISHING HOPE. FINDING CONNECTION. COMMITTING TO FINDING ONE REASON. STOPPING THE VICIOUS PAIN CYCLE. FORMING NEW HABITS.
REDISCOVERING LOVE FROM THE PAST.
FIGHT FOR YOUR ONE REASON
For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory. Proverbs 24:6
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:20-21