Is it possible to enjoy an argument-free marriage?
Author Fawn Weaver says that you can.
Now, before you dismiss her vision for marital bliss too quickly, give her a chance to explain. She’ll tell you plainly that building an argument-free marriage takes some grit. Ironically, couples don’t find harmony by striving for peace at all costs. They don’t avoid serious conversations or sweep important issues under the rug, either.
You eliminate arguments through effective communication that gets to the truth of a matter and that offers genuine solutions.
That may sound obvious on the face of it, but every day here at Focus on the Family we hear from couples who don’t communicate well. They’re struggling to create a meaningful and fulfilling marriage. And they always will as long as they’re not on the same page with each other.
Most arguments are about simple things, like the garbage not being taken out or clothes abandoned in the middle of the floor. But small issues have a way of locking arms with other small issues until they become a big issue. And left unresolved, they can take down a marriage.
It doesn’t have to be that way. On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Reducing Conflict in Your Marriage,” we want to equip you and your spouse with healthy ways to de-escalate your conflict.
Fawn Weaver is our guest. She is an author, speaker, and businesswoman who founded the Happy Wives Club, a community of more than one million women in 110 countries who connect online.
Our talk was based on her book The Argument-Free Marriage available in our online bookstore. You can hear my conversation with Fawn Weaver on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app.
Fawn will teach you how you and your spouse can both get what you want out of marriage and do it without breaking down into conflict.
Before I close, I want you to know that if your marital conflict is more severe than what this program addresses, we have resources available for you, too. In particular, I encourage you to give our counselors here at Focus on the Family a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459). A short talk can go a long way toward restoring your hope, facilitating healing between you and your spouse, and bringing restoration to your relationship.