Saturday, September 29, 2007

What stage are you?

We went to a marriage seminar last week. The Anchorage Church of Christ had 2 guest speakers that led the seminar. A really good team, who happened to be husband and wife.

Things are great with Marty and I, but I figured there's always room for improvement - mainly where I'm concerned. In case your wondering why we went.

I learned a lot, now the trick is putting what I learned into practice. And with my stubborn will, it'll only happen by the grace of GOD. Thankfully God likes to lend a hand in areas like these.

Anyway, this chart below was something that was touched on during the weekend. I love it and had to share it. I know you married people out there can appreciate it.

His point was that every marriage goes through these stages. He pointed out that divorce only happens in stage 2, so a struggling couple just has to focus on getting through to stage three.

This was not the "solve-all" to a good marriage but again, just a small thing he showed that I thought was neat. And very true.

Oh, by the way...

No fighting with your spouse about which stage your in.


FishTaxi said...

stage 3 here...most days anyway!

Kelly S. from Homer :-) said...

Hi Kiana, What a great post. I love it, it makes total sense and I'm glad that you enjoyed the seminar. Sounds interesting! Hope all is well outside of this :-) BTW, I am not ready for the snow either. But no choice there huh? LOL.

Anonymous said...

haha funny... "no fighting with your spouse!" !!!!!!!!

lots of love, Bonnie

becca said...

Hey, I'm Rebecca, Beth's sister in Fairbanks... I just bounced over here from Valette's site. Loved this. I'll probably share it with my husband tonight. We definitely went through stage 2 our second and third year. Hope we don't have to go back there! :)
Thanks for sharing.