As it happened with this young couple, isolation starts when husband and wife slowly drift apart in ways they may not recognize at first.
Signs include the following: Couples will present a happy facade, keeping house and playing at marriage while real needs go unmet.
Find a way to resolve your differences and move toward oneness. Call a mentoring couple, your pastor, or a counselor.
Realize that often it's easier to hold a grudge than to forgive. : Resolve to take time to share intimately with each other. Ask questions of your spouse, and listen patiently. Don't allow isolation to take up residence in your home by ignoring it.
Make the right choices, and you'll know love, warmth, acceptance, and the freedom of true intimacy and genuine oneness as husband and wife.
Make the wrong choices, and you'll know the quiet desperation of living together but never really touching each other deeply.
Attend a Weekend to Remember to learn how you can move from isolation to oneness and heal your marriage.
Many marriages continue for years in a state of armed truce.
Competition replaces cooperation, and ugly reality dashes the dreams of hope as conflict unravels the fabric of love and concern. The choice is yours Every day, each partner makes choices that result in oneness or in isolation.
Although they seldom missed church, and no one who knew them would have guessed it, isolation had firmly entrenched itself in their marriage.
Had this couple not attended a Family Life Weekend to Remember® getaway, their marriage might have continued its spiral farther into isolation and, ultimately, divorce.