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Are You Fighting for Your Marriage? These Resources Can Help

Are You Fighting For Your Marriage These Resources Can Help

Many marriages around the world are groaning under quarantine stress.

We are collectively spending more time with our spouses than many of us have in a very long time (if ever before)—some in extremely tight quarters. Personal space has completely evaporated. Sex and intimacy look different. We’re cooking several meals a day for the whole family, cleaning up more messes, balancing work with homeschooling, all the while trying to internally remind ourselves not to touch our faces—which just in itself requires a fair amount of mental energy.

Problems and issues that may have been tabled pre-lockdown are now blaring and have nowhere to hide. Tensions are heightened. Every little thing from reactions, moods, expectations, responses, and emotions are all magnified.

Some of us may wonder if our marriages are capable of surviving through this whole ordeal, and even if they do, are the next few weeks (or months) destined to be utterly miserable?

No matter what you may be navigating through in your marriage, remember this: marriage isn’t easy even under the best of circumstances, so grace is perhaps one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your partner right now.

Here is a list of marriage articles and resources The Grit and Grace Project has curated to encourage and equip you during this precarious time.

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How to Strengthen Your Marriage:

5 Fresh Ways to Work on Your Marriage When He Isn’t
6 Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Relationship Right Now
A Psychologist Explains How to Compromise and Why You Need to
10 Things I Learned in a Decade of Wifing
Marriage Advice That Will Change Things More Than You Think
You Didn’t Marry a Grown Up Husband
Remarriage—5 Tips for How to Make it Work
The Warriors Wives Club: How to Fight for Your Marriage
This Is How to Balance Money and Marriage Like a Pro
Take It Easy—On Your Man

Marriage Issues Related to Parenting:

You, Your Man, and His Baby Mama All Need Grit and Grace
I Might Be a Good Mom, Can That Make Me Be a Bad Wife?
Things to Consider When You Want to Divorce with Kids

Personal Stories of Walking Through Infidelity:

How My Husband and I Survived My Affair
How Grit and Grace Are Carrying Me Through Infidelity

Ask Dr. Zoe AdviceQ&As on Marriage From the Ask Dr. Zoe Column:

Ask Dr. Zoe – How Can I Break Gender Roles in My Relationship?
Ask Dr. Zoe – Dealing With a Disconnected Husband
Ask Dr. Zoe — Can You Get Past a Betrayal in Marriage
Ask Dr. Zoe — How Can We Restore the Trust in Our Relationship?
Ask Dr. Zoe – Is This an Unhappy Marriage or Mid-Life Crisis?
Ask Dr. Zoe – My Husband Is a Strict Stepfather
Ask Dr. Zoe – When I Don’t Desire Sex
Ask Dr. Zoe – My Spouse Wants a Divorce, What Should I Do?

If you have a question for Dr. Zoe, submit it here (it’s free and can be done anonymously!)

Podcast episodes on marriage from This Grit and Grace Life with Darlene Brock and Julie Graham:

Marriage Matters: Here’s How to Invest in Yours – 062
Keep Your Love Alive: Avoid These Relationship Mistakes – 084
How to Embrace Love in Every Season With Debra Fileta – 123
Keep Your Love Alive: Avoid These Relationship Mistakes – 084

Outside Resources:

Affair Recovery Website
“Hope for the Battle Weary” by Lysa TerKeurst
“Seeing the Best in Him by Chrystal Evans Hurst for Focus on the Family

Books:

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns
Fighting for Your Marriage: A Deluxe Revised Edition of the Classic Best-seller for Enhancing Marriage and Preventing Divorce
After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage
Strengthening Your Marriage
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

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Rachel is a freelance writer and a huge fan of peanut butter, humidity, and driving barefoot. Her favorite pastimes include reading up on aviation disasters to “conquer” her fear of flying and finding hope in the storms of life.

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