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Some conversations are just no fun and even quite hard to have. No spouse, for example, wants to spend lots of time talking about the end-of-life issues. But as sure as you and I are guaranteed an end to our lives on this earth, the timing and conditions of that end also often come unexpectedly. Even though it’s hard, it’s also quite necessary to talk about various aspects of life…and death…to help each other think through these situations.
Here are five necessary but hard conversations every couple should have regarding how to move forward in life together in the here and now, as well as in the event one of them passes away or becomes incapacitated.
What you do in your marriage is important, but WHY you do what you do is equally important.
That’s because your WHY, your motive, often determines your what. The reason behind the things you say to your spouse, or do for your spouse, shows you whether you are doing it out of love for your spouse or for yourself…whether you are truly serving or self-serving.
If your WHY is all about yourself and all about getting, then your love for your spouse will be squelched. The opposite of love is not hate; it’s selfishness. And selfishness is the greatest enemy of every marriage.
When we initially think about what we should do for our kids every day, we think of things like help with homework, make their lunches, take them to school, but really it’s the relational things that they will remember. For today’s podcast, we will go much deeper with the things we should be doing for our kids!