Do you ever feel guilty for wanting to stay with the person who betrayed you? Do you sometimes feel insecure and clingy in your relationships? This is a struggle for many adults who believe they shouldn't need other people when they're feeling insecure.
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In offering counsel for successful marriage relationships, our culture has swung between two extremes. On the one hand we are taught that marriage ought to fulfill our needs. On the other hand, we sometimes hear “unconditional love” recommended as the highest standard. Instead of taking counsel from cultural fads, we are wise to turn to God's counsel.
In this episode, we discuss why emotions matter to our individual and relationship wellbeing; differences between how men and women are socialized to deal with feelings; and what we can do with ourselves, our partners, and our families to create more space for feelings.
The world’s best expert on families and relationships is God. No one else can match His understanding—no one. So, as sensible humans, where do many of us turn for guidance on families and relationships? Everywhere except God.
Guest Melissa Ruff discusses rebuilding trust and how to develop healthy relationships after betrayal.
Your Hardest Family Question: How should I respond to the angry wife from my affair with her husband?
I had an affair on my husband, but we have chosen to stay together to work it out. The wife of the man I had my indiscretions with won’t leave me alone and sends me anonymous text messages and confronted me at work the other day. I don’t know what to do.