BUILDING A MARRIAGE TO LAST: FIVE ESSENTIAL HABITS FOR COUPLES
Where is your marriage? Newly married, in a rut, coming off a major transition, or coming out of a period of crisis or conflict? Regardless of your situation, it’s never too early—or too late, for that matter—to build habits that will strengthen and grow your marriage. Forming habits is inevitable, but intentionality can make it beneficial.
Counselor and pastor Brad Hambrick encourages couples at all stages to intentionally adopt five core practices to help foster healthy, God-honoring rhythms of communication and care. Learning how to steward time, money, and community, practicing healthy self-care, avoiding criticism and defensiveness, seeking to know your spouse deeply, and expressing gratitude for the opportunity to grow are just some of the wisdom gifts from God that will help deepen your relationship and also call you into a deeper walk with Jesus.
Brad Hambrick, ThM, EdD, serves as the Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, NC. He also serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and has authored several books including God’s Attributes: Rest for Life’s Struggles, and served as general editor for the Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused curriculum.