There’s a buzzword in culture that supposedly reveals the secret to a happy marriage.
Successful relationships, we’re told, ultimately boil down to two people who naturally share common beliefs and interests, without effort.
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.
The same differences that so powerfully draw couples together when they’re courting or dating often 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.
God designed marriage as a way to bring two unique individuals into a sacred union where they “become one.” That transformational process requires hard work, selflessness, and a commitment to love your spouse through the good and the ugly.
Joining us on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “How Differences Strengthen Your Marriage” are 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. Both bring an important perspective to our conversation about how a couple’s brains are uniquely wired and how those differences can affect marriage … for better or for worse.
The Larimores’ book His Brain, Her Brain: How Divinely Designed Differences Can Strengthen Your Marriage is available for a gift of any amount. Visit our website or give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).