STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES.(STAGE 1)

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STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES.(STAGE 1)

-Bisi Adewale

STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES.(STAGE 1)

STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES.(STAGE 1)-To fulfill your marriage, you need to know different stages of marriage, their challenges and how to handle them; because what you don’t understand you cannot control. Take your time to know the natural stages of marriage and how to handle them. Note that either you are born again or not, rich or poor, learned or unlearned, black or white; you will pass through these stages. So it needs to be carefully studied for marital success. STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES.(STAGE 1)

 

Stage 1- (STARTERS STAGE)

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This stage starts immediately you say “I do”, through your honey moon till your marriage clock five years, it is the most challenges period.  The major issues here about money, sex, time management, in-laws, career, and child rearing and understanding each other. Moving from unreal love life to real marriage and real issues. Most divorces do take place at this stage.

  • Unpleasant discovery of whom our partner is, joyful beginning, bitter discoveries.
  • Unpleasant discovery of the truth that marriage is more than sex and romance.
  • Disappointment because of unmet pre-marriage dreams, expectations and fantasies.
  • Display of our true character to the changing of our spouse.
  • Disappearing of pre-marriage tantalizing romantic love and intimacy.
  • Misunderstanding, offences, personality clashes. STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES.(STAGE 1)
  • Learning how to spend money together as couple, catering for others financially.
  • Balancing marriage and career.STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES.(STAGE 1)
  • Learning how to handle all manners of people around the family like in-laws, children, friends, neighbor, house maids, nanny and children teachers, etc.
  • Handling problems associated with pregnancy and delivery
  • Handling problems associated with new born baby
  • Adjusting to sex during pregnancy and after delivery
  • Learning how to handle sex and romance despite our jobs, new born baby and other commitments.
  • Demonstrating gender, background, temperamental, academics, denomination, cultural, exposure, culture personality, spiritual, sexual, financial, physical, parental, conception and emotional differences.
  • Problems of adjustment in marriage. STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES.(STAGE 1)
  • Getting to accept the truth about our spouse weakness and our own inadequacies.
  • Learning how to manage conflict in marriage.
  • Caring for new born baby, breastfeeding, night feeding, sick baby, crying baby, etc.
  • Grasping with addition of another child with added responsibilities.
  • Leaving, cleaving and becoming one flesh and responses of couple’s families to these
  • Mothers-in-law problems, daughter’s in-law’s mistakes, husbands inexperience in handling mother and his wife.
  • Handling differences in child care between mother and daughter in-law.
  • Resumption after maternity leave and the little baby, crèche, nanny and child care.
  • House maid, their problems, couples disappointments about them.
  • Choosing elementary school for our children.
  • Payment of rent and schools fees, food and supply.
  • Cooking, laundry, shopping
  • Entering first season of parenting.
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What to do:

  • Pray to God to help you, nothing is too small to commit into the hands of God.
  • Learn. Keep on learning. Read books, attend marriage schools, attend seminars, ask questions, have a family mentor, have a student heart and learn from the right place.
  • Be patience with each other. Be a student of your spouse.
  • Keep on adjusting, we all need to adjust because no two people are totally compatible.         
  • Mentor couple. Have a mentor couple, an elderly couple that is godly.
  • Plan to build your own house. This is the right time to begin to build your house or plan towards it.
  • Begin to invest. Don’t spend all your money rather save and invest part of it.
  • Live in peace. Let the peace of God reign in your home.STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES.(STAGE 1)

 

Pastor Bisi Adewale is a family and relationship expert; author of: Secret of an Irresistible Wife and more than 70 other books on marriage and family life. You can reach him on familybooster@gmail.com, 08068312004, 08051512823, BB: 2AF5C883, Blog:  www.bisiadewale.com, Website:www.familybooster.com facebook.com/PastorBisiAdewale.Twitter@bisiadewale