There’s a buzzword in pop culture that’s supposed to reveal the secret to a happy marriage.
Successful relationships, we’re told, ultimately boil down to two people sharing common interests.
Obviously, the more points of agreement between a husband and wife, the better. But in God’s economy, the secret to a thriving marriage isn’t in a couple’s similarities, but in how they handle their differences.
God designed marriage to bring together two unique individuals into a sacred union where they “become one.” That requires a lot of hard work, selflessness, and a commitment to love your spouse through the good and the ugly.
And complications can certainly arise. The same differences that so powerfully draw couples together when they’re courting or dating can drive them apart in marriage.
“Opposites attract” isn’t just a plot device in sitcoms or romantic comedies. It’s a reality wired into our brains … literally.
Joining us on our broadcast today is Dr. Walt Larimore and his wife, Barbara. Walt formerly served as the vice president of Medical Outreach here at Focus. He’s a respected physician, author, and speaker. Perhaps most importantly, he’s been married to Barbara for over thirty years.
They both bring an important perspective to our conversation about how a couple’s brains are uniquely wired and how those differences can affect their marriage … for better or worse.