Wednesday, August 30, 2017

MARRIAGE: PART 5 - Angry Women and Passive Men

MARRIAGE: PART 1 - FULTON SHEEN: MARRIAGE PROBLEMS
MARRIAGE: PART 2 - THE NEW ALBIGENSIANS
MARRIAGE: PART 3 - "LET THERE BE SPACES IN YOUR TOGETHERNESS"
MARRIAGE: PART 4- "BONUM CONIUGUM"

Note: I began this series after our local church leadership, in response to The Economist article about Guam having the highest divorce rate in the world, announced that the sad statistic was seen as an "opportunity to do more. " So I decided personally to do more by sharing, with you, articles such as this.

By Dr. James Dobson


The problem has its origins in childhood, long before a young man and woman stand at the altar to say, "I do." For her part, the girl is taught subtly by her culture that marriage is a lifelong romantic experience; that loving husbands are entirely responsible for the happiness of their wives; that a good relationship between a man and woman should be sufficient to meet all needs and desires; and that any sadness or depression that a woman might encounter is her husband's fault. At least, he has the power to eradicate it if he cares enough. In other words, many American women come into marriage with unrealistically romantic expectations which are certain to be dashed. Not only does this orientation set up a bride for disappointment and agitation in the future; it also places enormous pressure on her husband to deliver the impossible. CONTINUED

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