Monday, 10 May 2010

Escape the Marriage Revolution

This posting was inspired by Pastor Tim Lucas of the Liquid Church in Morristown, NJ. In a recent sermon he defined the word “revolution” as going around in a complete 360 degree circle, ending up essentially where we start. This led me to think of Emerson Eggerich’s model of a dysfunctional marriage which he refers to as the “Crazy Cycle”. The Bible commands husbands to love their wives and it commands wives to respect their husbands. The Crazy Cycle is put into motion when either the husband fails to show love or the wife fails to demonstrate respect. Without love the wife reacts without respect and without respect the husband reacts without love. Round and round it goes and where it will stop nobody knows. 

This posting was inspired by Pastor Tim Lucas of the Liquid Church in Morristown, NJ. In a recent sermon he defined the word “revolution” as going around in a complete 360 degree circle, ending up essentially where we start. This led me to think of Emerson Eggerich’s model of a dysfunctional marriage which he refers to as the “Crazy Cycle”. The Bible commands husbands to love their wives and it commands wives to respect their husbands. The Crazy Cycle is put into motion when either the husband fails to show love or the wife fails to demonstrate respect. Without love the wife reacts without respect and without respect the husband reacts without love. Round and round it goes and where it will stop nobody knows.
So make a vow to escape from the marriage revolution, get off the merry-go-round. If you always wind up where you started you will be frustrated and nothing will get resolved. Instead decide to seek a win-win resolution, one that respects both partners’ point of view.
 
Is there something about this concept that doesn't make sense to you?                                                                                                                    

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