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Twelve marriage killers from Dr. James Dobson

Marriage in our culture is struggling as an institution.  This fact-of-life is costing taxpayers a bundle.  Government programs seem to be ineffective and churches don't seem to be inspiring folks to stay married.

Dr. James Dobson from Focus on the Family shares a dozen marriage killers on his website.  These are free.  They are worth looking at and considering.  They might save your marriage and save you from a lot of pain and suffering.

In his introduction to the 12 marriage killers, he says:

My advice to young couples is simply this:  Don't permit the possibility of divorce to enter your thinking.  Even in moments of great conflict and discouragement, divorce is no solution.

It merely substitutes a new set of miseries for the ones left behind.

The twelve marriage killers:

  1. Overcommitment and physical exhaustion
  2. Excessive credit and conflict over how money will be spent
  3. Selfishness
  4. Interference from in-laws
  5. Unrealistic expectations
  6. Space invaders
  7. Alcohol or substance abuse
  8. Pornography, gambling and other addictions
  9. Sexual frustration, loneliness, low self-esteem and the greeners grass of infidelity
  10. Business failure
  11. Business success
  12. Getting married too young

He explains each one.  There's plenty of grist for dicussion for couples either getting or already married.

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