25 Lessons from 25 Years of Marriage, part 5

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series 25 Lessons from 25 Years of Marriage

25 Lessons from 25 Years of Marriage, part 5

image for 25 lessons part 5 - 6.29.15 in PNG

SERIES NOTE:  Since one of the most read posts I’ve published was about how Theresa and I stayed married for 25 years so far, here’s a series of 25 lessons I’ve learned in that 25 years!  I’ll be posting twice weekly – Mondays and Wednesdays – with this series.  And Fridays will be something fun/different.

9. Faith in God sets relationships right

I became a Christian just 18 months before meeting my wife-to-be in college.  My mentality about relationships was still very ‘secular’; I lacked biblical definitions of masculinity, being a husband or a father, and how to develop a healthy marriage and maintain it.

One of the most critical things I have learned is that a married person’s identity being centered on their spouse is too heavy and unfair to them.  No one can ensure your sense of value and maintain that well-being for you.  It is crushing to expect your spouse to ‘be’ all for you or to be the source of your sense of value.

To continue reading this article, CLICK HERE.

For the start of this series, GO HERE.

To enjoy articles from Dr. Phillip McClure on a variety of subjects, HERE IS HIS BLOG.

For more leadership posts click HERE.

Do you have a leadership post to share? We would love to hear from you. Submit your leadership posts HERE.

Series Navigation<< 25 Lessons from 25 Years of Marriage, part 425 Lessons from 25 Years of Marriage, pt 7 >>

One Minute Video Recipes