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A great marriage does NOT go without challenges, temptations or failures…great marriages make it THROUGH those bad times and manage to survive, BECAUSE the partners made a decision to keep going!
I’m excited to pass on a quick message today… a message that applies to you, whether you realize it or not.
Have you ever had a time in your life, when you noticed people around you experiencing massive struggles in their marriages – some even on the verge of divorce? Sometimes it feels like an all-out assault being waged on marriages!
Well, an all-out assault IS taking place against your relationships, your success and yes, marriages!
So, today’s message for you: Stand firm and don’t quit!
Remember earlier, when I said this applies to you, whether you realize it or not? Well, a force IS trying to stop you from fulfilling your commitments. This force wants you to fail, wants you to give up, wants you to give in. Married or not, I’m telling you – stand firm! Do not give up!
Listen, I’ve been ready to throw-in the towel sooo many times during my marriage. Even when things seem so bad, even when things seem like they will never work, even when it seems like it’s just too hard to go on… you CANNOT quit!
I may not know your exact situation, but if you’re thinking, “Dani… I married the wrong person… I got into the wrong business… I didn’t find the right job… I didn’t have the kids I had hoped for” – just KNOW a force is targeting you and you must stand firm. If you’re going through some major struggles in your marriage, or even with your business or as a parent, just know you’re on the brink of something GREAT! You just have to make a decision to stand firm, hold tight, not quit.
And since your marriage is a partnership, you and your partner must make the decision to “not quit” together. You can’t even entertain it. You have to say, “Obviously, we must some new learn things to succeed in this relationship. There must be a piece of wisdom we are supposed to gain from this.”
See, all of these challenges in your marriage, business, finances or family, expose a place where you lack a skill. Challenges expose a weakness in your foundation, a rift you must fill with a new skill… whether it’s better communication with each other, forgiveness, sidestepping resentment, bitterness and judgment, perseverance or rejecting division and clinging to unity.
You cannot succeed at anything in life, if you give up. When times get tough, you can easily talk yourself out of a commitment you made. It’s easy to do, but you, my friend, were not called to do what’s easy! You are called to wisdom; you are called to freedom; you are called to do the right thing!
So, if there are challenges right now in your relationships, just know they expose an opportunity to fill any skill gaps. And a skill is simple to learn, to hone, to buy. You know how to learn a new skill. You just have to DECIDE quitting is not an option. You have to DECIDE to press ahead. You have to DECIDE division will no longer take hold in your life. You will cling to unity, to wisdom and to acquiring new skill sets… all enabling you to stand firm.
Listen, over the last two decades, Hans and I have certainly come to the point of, “I’m outta here, I’m done. This is too hard. I must have married the wrong person. It shouldn’t be this difficult. Why don’t other people have these challenges?” But giving up is a bunch of nonsense!!!
Here are the facts: Great marriages are marriages that manage to survive, because the partners made a decision to keep going. Great marriages arise from those who made a decision to grow, to gain new skill sets, to glean the wisdom of others.
A great marriage does not go without challenges or temptations or failures. A great marriage makes it through those bad times, those hard times, through all those challenges tempting you to quit.
It’s time to grow in your maturity and cling to unity. And you will succeed beyond anything you ever thought possible, and grow more deeply and madly in love with the person you made a commitment to… however many years ago it may have been.
Please pass on this message! You never know who’s about to throw in the towel, give in and give up. You never know who you could help, by simply sending this message to everyone. Post it on Facebook, post it on Twitter, post it everywhere you can. Because someone you know is about to make a decision to change the course of their life and family forever – and you could be used as a powerful instrument to bring truth, when they need it most. Then, please share your personal experiences with me below… whether in your own marriage or relationship, or in one touching your life. I continue to learn and grow through your comments and stories!
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In great faith,
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