Some Things Are Different

“When the only tool you have is a hammer, the only thing you see is a nail.”

We can talk about lots of Principles for Building Great Marriages. I’ve done that a lot. (Read Ephesians 5 Romance, for a ton of practical tips.)

And this stuff really works.

Except when it doesn’t.

My audience is highly diverse: Married. Engaged. Dating. Separated. Divorced. So guys often ask me very specific questions about the personal application of these Principles in their own relationships. And that’s why I’m here.

Because often the discord really is her fault.
Except when it isn’t.

Some things are different. For example, what if …

  • Your mate has a legitimate complaint or concern about something you do.
  • Or she actually sees the hero in you when you cannot see the hero in yourself.

Yes, you should always listen & consider your mate’s words. Her input is vital.

  • However, you shouldn’t automatically do what she says.
  • Instead, take everything to The Lord.

The Lord will tell you if your hammer is appropriate.
Or if you need to find a new tool.