The fact that I should be telling people how they can have a successful marriage as a divorced man sounds kind of presumptuous to me. Still, I am going to do it anyway because the reality is our marriage could have turned out differently had we read and applied the practical information from a book similar to Marriage It’s In Your Hands to help us navigate through the unforeseen challenges that every married couple will face.
But unfortunately, that book did not exist, or we couldn’t find it. I knew we weren’t alone, and there had to be other married couples facing the same inevitable challenges in their marriages that we experienced in the areas of communication, monogamy, sexual expectations, conflict resolution, forgiveness, anger, finances, pride, and petty behavior.
I believe that married couples that know how to communicate, interact, and cooperate effectively and who execute all three of these marital principles consistently will experience long-term marital happiness.