None of Their Business: 7 Ways to Prevent Outside Influences from Ruining Your Marriage

Photo by: Andrey Kiselev
Remember that marriage is not one size fits all
Marriage is not one size fits all....you have to do what's right for you and your spouse. So if you want to quit your job to be ... more 
Photo by: Andrey Kiselev
Remember that marriage is not one size fits all
Marriage is not one size fits all....you have to do what's right for you and your spouse. So if you want to quit your job to be a stay at home dad/mom, or live in a small apartment in the city, or homeschool your kids, or take your wife's last name, or not take your husband's last name, or have no kids, or have 10 kids, then do it.
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Wed, Jun 26, 2013 12:30 PM EDT

There are so many things that have the ability to influence you in your marriage. Let's face it, the way we grew up, what we saw in our parents' relationship(s), our past dating relationships, our BFFs , and even our church families all can influence us and our decision making. And sometimes, these things can cause stress on a marriage and a rift between spouses. I learned this the hard way after Lamar and I were married. Not only do we have a blended family, but we also have done a few things that many people would say are "out of the box"….like packing up our family and moving to Georgia and resigning from well paying jobs to take our business to the next level and to pursue our passions. But those folks did not know our goals…they could not see our vision. They were planting seeds of doubt. And if you are not careful, those seeds of doubt can take root and can cause trouble in your marriage. Click through for 7 ways to prevent outside influences from ruining your marriage! -By Ronnie Tyler

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