Marriage is not about happiness, but growth.
The key to becoming a truly successful couple is to take action and expand your comfort zone. Marriage is what Dr. David Schnarch, author of Passionate Marriage, calls a “Human Growth Machine.” Eli Finkel, author of The All-or-Nothing Marriage, also posits that, in our world, “a new kind of marriage has emerged, one that can promote self-discovery, self-esteem, and personal growth like never before.” I love the idea of having a growth-centered marriage. That is something I can achieve, and it feels satisfying to grow and improve. It is a tangible goal.
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