Yesterday I talked about facing and dealing with problems. One of the really, really, really easy ways of beginning to deal with a problem is to get educated (really). Much of what we struggle with can be dealt with if we could understand the problem better or if we had a couple of ideas to try. Reading blogs and books are a great place to start (one of the reasons I link to books and online resources).
On my blog site (down a ways in the right column) is a list of blogs that I recommend and I’m developing a Marriage Book Library. These are books that I think contain very solid material. If you have marriage books to recommend, I encourage you to click on the Library link and add your thoughts as a comment.
I just added the The Love Dare (aff link) to my Marriage Book Library. I watched the movie Fireproof. It’s good, but I think The Love Dare book (the heart of the movie) is an incredible resource. It has 40 days of challenges to grow your marriage. I think it would be great to take one challenge a week and work it into your heart and into your life. Doing that would take you through most of a year and make significant changes in your marriage relationship. (If you are into a daily devotional, there is also The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples (aff link) – 365 marital encouragements, reminders, and action points.)
The important thing is to open your mind to possibilities and options. You don’t have to stay in a mess. You can make a change.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world (or your marriage). Nelson Mandela (parenthesis mine)
Very nice post from I Love Being Happily Married ~ Little Things In Marriage That Make a Big Difference… For those of us who are romance challenged this is very instructional.
Gina (of Winning at Romance) has written a great post about Overcoming Feeling Angry or Powerless in Your Marriage.
Be generous! Lori <><