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Honesty Is The Best Policy When You’re Angry

I got angry the other day. I took it out on my wife by blowing up about something stupid. After a while she came back and wanted to talk. I didn’t. I was mad about something specific… but for some reason I didn’t want to talk about it.

Though it was one of the hardest things I’ve done recently… I walked in after a few moments and blurted out the real issue. I felt childish, stupid, over emotional and completely unmanly… but I was honest… and it helped.

1. It gave my wife a reason for my anger.

2. It helped her understand my reaction.

3. It opened the floor for discussion.

4. It humiliated me and humility drives away anger.

This a very risky post… talking about my failures… but failing is the only way I learn. Any great advice you get from this blog, or any of our podcasts was learned in pretty much the same way… through a trial of some kind.

40 – The First Year of Marriage, Part 1

gln-600x600The topic is surviving your first year of marriage.

Part 1 focuses on 6 pre-marriage questions that couples need address in order to prepare them before they even experience that first year of marriage. You can’t trust a marriage compatibility test, palm reading or the zodiac combinations. It’s about common sense and preparation.

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