Here in Colorado, you can tell that winter is right around the corner. The days are getting cooler, and you can feel it in your bones: that first arctic blast isn’t too far off.
The end of summer has me already longing for spring because once the cold, snow, and ice set in around here, they seem to last forever.
It’s no fun being stuck in winter.
That icy chill is even worse to be stuck in when it describes your marriage.
When a relationship feels cold, harsh, and bitter, couples hunker down and don’t talk to each other. And if they do speak, they’re arguing. It’s not a season of marriage where you want to spend much time.
Summer is the season that reflects a happy marriage. It’s a time when your relationship is going well and feels warm and comfortable. You’re resolving conflicts. You’re discussing life with each other. You’re growing spiritually together.
Spring is also an exciting time. Most relationships start off in that season. You’ve got great plans together and visions of a happy marriage. You’re forward-thinking and anticipating your futures.
When you turn the pages of your calendar and the actual season of winter sets in, the best you can do is hunker down until the weather changes. But that’s not the case with your marriage. If you feel stuck in an icy place, you can go to work to warm things up and to move to a new season.
You can do something.
You might just need a little help to know how, and we want to give you that guidance over the next couple of days with my friend and popular guest, author Dr. Gary Chapman, on our program “Embracing the Various Seasons of Marriage.”
Dr. Chapman does a wonderful job of capturing complex human relationships and putting them into concepts that are easy to understand and apply to your life. We want your marriage not just to survive, but to thrive!
Join us for our conversation on your local radio station, online, or via our free, downloadable mobile phone app for suggestions on how to proactively invest in your marriage no matter what the “season” of your marriage.