Course Teaches People To Grow Together in Marriage, Not Apart

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I want grow up and live by the principle.
From The BYU News Net
By Alyssa Moses

A marriage won't be successful if the husband and wife don't develop skills, Mark D. Ogletree told a BYU Education Week class on Tuesday.

The class, titled "Going Where the River Takes Us - Trends and Contemporary Problems in Marriage" was designed to teach about the things that pull a marriage apart and how to put it back together.

Ogletree is a marriage and family therapist, the father of seven daughters, and has a doctorate in family and human development. He is also the director of the Dallas Texas Institute of Religion.

"One of Satan's greatest tools for adults in this church is distraction," Ogletree said. "Out of the many problems facing marriages today, I decided to focus on how we spend our time."

Tango’s Take
Religiosity aside, essentially, the point of this one is that you have to make time for each other. That couples need to put aside time each day to talk and be alone. The trappings of modern life and a fast-faced culture pull people apart. What he’s saying makes sense. It’s tough to grow apart if you spend lots of time with someone. On the other hand, we’ve always thought that part of the problem is that people spend too much time together and have nothing new to say. Maybe we’re both right. Maybe they’re too exhausted to think of anything new to say (because of all of the modern day evils and such) and then feel like they have to pick out every flaw in the other person as a way to pass the time before their TV show comes back on. We wonder if the reason some Mormons don’t get enough time with their spouse is that they just don’t enough hours in the day for all of them. Big Love, anyone?

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