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4 ways a strong marriage helps with everything else

If you succumb to a weak marriage, you will face an unhealthy and unhappy life. Instead, open your mind and heart to the idea of a strong marriage — a marriage filled with true love and honesty.
Mayra Bitsko, FamilyShare Modified: July 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm •  Published: July 17, 2014

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A strong marriage isnt two people being strong at the same time. Its two people taking turns being strong for each other.
A strong marriage isnt two people being strong at the same time. Its two people taking turns being strong for each other.

When we hear the term “a strong marriage” we associate it to a perfect marriage. Just like anything else in life, nothing is perfect. We are not perfect. We have flaws. Moreover, the key to a strong marriage is to love each other through the happy and sad times and to work in unison even when you do not always agree.

Maturity, love and commitment — which I have seen within my family and experienced within my own married life — contribute to a strong marriage. Of course, all married couples experience a series of bumpy moments throughout the years. Sometimes we are ready to give up. It’s easier to do so than to confront reality. But oftentimes we fail to see the potential we have as a couple to work things out. Strong marriages grow from unified couples.

Once you form and commit to a strong marriage, it will never feel as work. And it helps with everything else in your life.

1. Raising children

As parents, godparents, aunts and uncles, you have a responsibility to the children. They look up to you for advice and guidance. You should be positive role models. You want to show them that even though your marriage may have a patch of rough times, you and your spouse are able to overcome those moments without a tug-a-war or animosity. You may have differences of opinions when it comes to decision-making. Instead of basing the decision on one parent's opinion, base the decision on both parents. Your children will understand the importance of unified decision-making.

2. Financial stability

Before you marry, financial stability is ideal. You run a lesser chance of struggling financially when the numbers are in place. However, some marriages set up their finances after marriage, which is fine, too. It all depends on the couple and their situation. Nevertheless, a strong marriage helps with a family’s finances by reducing the stress level. You and your spouse can agree on how much money you will save, how much will go towards vacation, and so forth. There is a financial understanding.

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