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Don't Let These 10 Things Couples Fight about Destroy a Good Marriage

  • Brent Rinehart www.apparentstuff.com
Don't Let These 10 Things Couples Fight about Destroy a Good Marriage

It’s widely stated that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. While there’s some controversy surrounding the data, you can’t argue with the fact that a lot of marriages don’t work out. We’ve all been impacted by divorce – whether it’s us personally, close family, or friends.

But, why do so many marriages fail? How can two people who are deeply in love with each other on their wedding day find themselves out of love with each other in the months and years ahead? Research shows a number of different areas that cause problems, but most issues usually generate from a place of selfishness and are magnified by a lack of communication.

Song of Solomon is a beautiful book of the Bible. It’s a collection of love poems, some of which may make you blush. But, we know that “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). And, there’s a little verse in chapter 2 that has always stood out to me and helped me in my marriage.

“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom” (Song of Solomon 2:15). What are the “little foxes” creeping in and nibbling away at your marriage? Small disagreements can become big problems if we let them. You have to be diligent to identify key areas, so issues don’t become catastrophic to your marriage. 

Here are 10 things many couples fight about that, if unchecked, can destroy your marriage.

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