The 7-Minute Marriage Solution: 7 Things to Start! 7 Things by Stephen Arterburn

By Stephen Arterburn

Arterburn finds the seven behaviors that almost all regularly kill marriages and the seven confident activities that construct nice marriages.

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Com/3 A s I write this chapter, a television commercial airing for an insurance company stresses that its agents are always there for you, day or night. It features a husband alone in his home, talking quietly on the phone late at night. His suspicious wife, thinking she’s caught him red-handed, strides angrily into the room and demands to know who he’s talking to. He replies that it’s Jake from State Farm. ” The scene switches to the agent’s office where Jake sits, phone in hand. ” The commercial makes us laugh, but there’s nothing funny about spousal suspicion and the jealousy that drives it.

It makes the angry person seem childish and spoiled. I understand that, because I, too, am guilty of building such a castle.

She could have begun serving dinners on cheap paper plates, cups, and plasticware. When her husband asked why they were not using S TOP T rying to C hange Y our M ate | 47 their own dishes, she could explain that it saves her time and energy that she does not have in the evenings. Rather than go out for dinner she could have picked it up on the way home or had it delivered, using the restaurant’s to-go plates and plasticware. She could continue to fix dinner at home but allow the dishes to pile up in the sink.

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