What made all the difference for this couple was that Laura, unhealthy in spite of the fact that her husband didn’t “deserve” it, somnology decided to keep her battery charged with the never-depleted source of God’s love and to take personal responsibility for her thoughts, global burden of disease feelings, and actions — and she chose to forgive her husband.

No two marriages are exactly alike, but know that God’s call to forgiveness can free you and your spouse to take the next step towards a fulfilling and God-honoring marriage.

Read this full article on the power of forgiveness in marriage.

Have you forgiven your spouse for their weaknesses and actions? Have you taken responsibility for your actions and reactions?
Our lives often appear boring or mundane compared to our friends. It is quite common to idealize the lives of others and falsely believe our lives are less. We peer into other’s lives and believe they are better off than we are. This tendency has been summed up by the cliche, click
“The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.”

I believe it was Erma Bombeck who said, “The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.” In other words, other people’s lives may not be as perfect as they appear. We all have problems.  

 Have you thought about how comparing your life to those around you (what they let you see) or the fictionalized relationships on tv may affect your views on your relationships? This is a nice short article that touches on the topic.

Authentic Christian Living team

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1 Comment on Has the “Greener Grass” Syndrome Invaded Your Marriage?

  1. I use the greener grass principle with my clients in this way:

    Sometimes we think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence because it is. The reason why the grass is greener on the other side is because we have neglected to water the grass on our side.

    This helps create a mindset of the importance of appreciation, gratitude and active demonstration of both to the people, places and project in our life.

    Rhett Laubach

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