Day 13

If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
—Mark 3:25

Talk with your spouse about establishing healthy rules of engagement. If your mate is not ready for this, then write out your own personal rules to “fight” by. Resolve to abide by them when the next disagreement occurs.If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

If you know Brad and I, personally, then you know that we have one of the happiest marriages you'd ever see. We've been married for 8 years now and we know that a happy marriage is one that compromises. Yesterday, I spoke of myself wanting to reach a common ground with him on a particular subject, but there's not any conflicting behaviors brought forth about it. Fights are pretty nonexistent. How is that possible? Well, like I said, we compromise, and whether it's in our actions or the words we speak, we are always very respectful towards one another. Yes, we've had our little spouts over silly, unimportant things, but we never go to bed upset with one another. And I give him full credit for that. If he sees I'm not 100% happy with him at the moment, then he'll try his hardest to get me smiling and it always works. What can I say? I'm a sucker. I can't stay mad at him. He's such an amazing husband and father; and he works so hard for us that all those silly, unimportant things just don't matter to me. But if that wasn't the case, then I know it wouldn't be so easy. That's why I thank God ALWAYS for pairing us up together. He is a gift that I get to enjoy everyday.


Tamela said...

aw Miti I am so glad you guys found each other! Your marriage sounds so wonderful. I hope I have a marriage like yours!

Andrea said...

Praising GOD you have an awesome partner!

Mich said...

this was so sweet.

Love this chapter of the love dare... this really is an important part of any marriage... how to deal with conflict.

Heart2Heart said...

I love that you are able to share how you and Mark use compromise to work through your issues. Without it, there is no growth in a relationship! Yours is definitely growing by leaps and bounds.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Bridget said...

You are so very blessed! I'm really enjoying your "take" on the Love Dare!

Teri said...

It is wonderful that you are always able to work things out, if they are ever even "out". So many marriages don't have that.

But I think I do. :)

christy rose said...

Sounds like you are living in a blessing from the Lord Miti! What a testimony to His hand upon your lives.

laura said...

I left a comment on Sherri's blog for you about yesterday's post.

Your marriage sounds like mine and Sherri's too. It's great to hear about all these wonderful men! I wish everyone could have a wonderful hubby and I'm so appreciative that I do. I definitely don't take it for granted!!

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