#013: How To Keep Your Marriage On Track When Life Derails You (Podcast)

How to Keep Your Marriage on Track When Life Derails You

My wife and I recently went to a beautiful wedding of a family friend. It reminded us of our wedding day—the excitement and expectations of what this new journey would bring.

Many of us have been there, right? We board the marriage train, lay out tracks which will take us toward our goals and dreams, and head off on the adventure. We are headed in one direction, enjoying the scenery, and then…boom! We get derailed…by sickness, job loss, or a miscarriage. Life and our expectations come to a complete halt. Listen to today’s episode as Susan and I discuss how to keep on track and respond when life derails you.

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Here are the three points we cover:

  1. Know That You Will Get Knocked off the Track.
  2. Learn How to Respond to Getting Knocked off the Track.
  3. How to Lay New Track Together.

Listener Questions:

  1. Libby asks, “I’m engaged and I was wondering how to balance the excitement while being realistic about expectations in my marriage?”
  2. Jeremy asks, “I’m newly married. The first year was such an exciting new adventure, but how do we keep the excitement of new territory when the routine of life seems to set in?”

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  • Mark

    I would like to make an observation. I am going through a marriage crisis myself where my wife had an emotional affair. We are working through it and rebuilding our marriage. It is very early days though. But, what I wanted to say is that I’ve gone on several Marriage Support Group websites and Facebook groups and I’m seeing a lot of marriages that seem to start having major issues at the 12 year mark. Is being married 12 years the new “7 year itch”?