When you ask couples which areas of life influence their marriage the most, children and finances are usually number one and two on the list. You may be surprised to learn that chores rank third.
How can something as simple as housework fuel conflict in a marriage?
Not long after the wedding, couples become focused on household tasks that matter to one spouse but not the other. The next thing you know they’re locked in a power struggle over who does more and who works harder.
If that battle is currently waging in your home (or if you’d prefer to avoid it altogether), I encourage you to listen to our Focus on the Family Broadcast, “Avoiding the Chore War.”
Joining me in the studio are my wife, Jean, and Focus on the Family’s vice president of Family Ministries, Dr. Greg Smalley, and his wife, Erin.
We’ll discuss practical ways for couples to create an atmosphere of honor and respect in the home where housework benefits the relationship instead of tearing it down.
Greg’s book Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage: How Healthy Conflict Can Take You to Deeper Levels of Intimacy is available for a gift of any amount. Click here for information or give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).