STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES (STAGE 4)

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STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES (STAGE 4)

-Bisi Adewale

STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES (STAGE 4)

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 4)

STAGE 4 (EMPTY NEST STAGE)

AGE 25 and above

  • Entering 4th season of parenting
  • Retirement
  • Fall in the family income. STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES (STAGE 4)
  • Getting bored about staying together all days without anywhere to go
  • Mid life issues
  • Menopause and its problems.
  • Change in sexuality and problems associate with it.
  • Healthy issues
  • Children getting married
  • Entering into old age
  • Grand parenting
  • Daughter/son-in-laws problem.
  • Strength issues
  • Loss of spouse
  • Empty nest
  • Loss of passion
  • Death of friends STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES (STAGE 4)

 

What to do:

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  1. Get a secondary profession- Get something you can be doing that will bring money without stressing you.
  2. Take good care of your health. Eat well, sleep well, think positively, exercise your body
  3. Live in faith. Avoid fear, live in faith base on the word of God.STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES (STAGE 4)
  4. Think rightly. Avoid worry, sadness, unforgiveness, fear, anxiety, negative thinking. They affect health and family life negatively.
  5. Get closer to God. Spend time with God than with men. Praying, reading Bible, meditating on the word of God, etc.
  6. Volunteer. Work free for your country, church, young couples around you; this will help to deal with loneliness
  7. Use your time to serve the God
  8. Prayer. Be prayerful; pray for your children, sons and daughter-in-law, grand children, health, etc.
  9. Rejuvenate sex in your marriage
  10. Spend your time to connect with your spouse talking, praying playing, joking.
  11. Live in joy, avoid depression.
  12. Deal with bad news like death of love ones with boldness, prayer, faith and hope in God.STAGES OF MARRIAGE AND THEIR CHALLENGES (STAGE 4)

 

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