Do you believe that a mixed faith marriage is not an ideal marriage? If you do, you are not alone.
I hear this statement from many of my clients. This is not what I wanted. This is not ever going to be ok. This is not what I signed up for.
What is an ideal marriage? What does that really mean?
Is that definition helping the actual marriage you have?
Is your desire for an ideal marriage (that you think you do not have) causing you to not enjoy the marriage you do have?
I have seen this happen in my marriage in in the marriage of my clients. We think if we cannot have the ideal marriage then we believe cannot have a good marriage or a happy marriage or a healthy marriage. True, we may not have a “temple marriage” in the same way we once did. But that does not mean we cannot have a good marriage or a happy marriage or a healthy marriage. Those types of marriages are NOT mutually exclusive.
It may be helpful to write out all the characteristics of an ideal marriage.
All those things can be part of any marriage. They can be part of your mixed faith marriage. You may be blocking them by believing that your marriage is not ideal and thus not a good marriage.
You can have good mixed faith marriage. You can have great mixed faith marriage. You can have a healthy and thriving mixed faith marriage. It all depends on what you believe is possible for your marriage.
What if I were to tell you that you could choose to believe that a mixed faith marriage was ideal? Does that sound crazy? It may be, but it also may help you create a great mixed faith marriage.
Do you need help believing in your marriage and its potential?
Join my group program – Strengthening Your Mixed Faith Marriage. This 12 week program starts in Feb 2022 and will teach you all the tools to help you believe that your marriage can be great so you can then create a great mixed faith marriage. (Cause that is how it works!)