There are so many things that have the ability to influence you in your marriage. Let’s face it, the way we grew up, what we saw in our parents’ relationship(s), our past dating relationships, our BFFs , and even our church families all can influence us and our decision making. And sometimes, these things can cause stress on a marriage and a rift between spouses.
I learned this the hard way after Lamar and I were married. Not only do we have a blended family, but we also have done a few things that many people would say are “out of the box” ….like packing up our family and moving to Georgia and resigning from well paying jobs to take our business to the next level and to pursue our passions. And you can imagine that the peanut gallery had all sorts of things to say about that. Lamar resigned first. And I heard things like: are you sure you know what you are doing and your husband needs a job…..etc.
But those folks did not know our goals…they could not see our vision. And so they started expressing their concerns (and in some case negativity) about our plans. They were planting seeds of doubt. And if you are not careful, those seeds of doubt can take root and can cause trouble in your marriage.
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