Today we are kicking off a new series on the podcast: Top 10 Marriage Mistakes. As most of you know, Dr. Kim has been married for 50 years and has been a Marriage Counselor for over 40 years. Over the years he has seen some central mistakes couples make that hurt their marriage. We will be breaking down the top ten.
Today is Marriage Mistake #10. Which is Temper Tantrums: Not Fighting Fair. Not fighting fair plays out in a lot of different ways. You may think you fight fair, but after listening to this it might give you some insight you didn’t have before about healthy conflict resolution.
We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.
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- “I saw a quote on Facebook that said ‘Placing blame in marriage is like saying your side of the ship is sinking;’ we’re supposed to be one in marriage and placing blame on your spouse is not you operating as one.” - Christina Dodson
- “You can be prone to fighting unfairly in your marriage if you saw your parents do that; we forget that our parent’s marriages are our first textbooks on marriage.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “Anytime a situation becomes ‘win/lose’ in your marriage, your marriage is losing.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “When you’re fighting unfairly it puts your marriage on pause; you can’t move forward to connect and grow closer to each other like you should be.” - Christina Dodson
- “If you can only think of negative things about your spouse that should be a huge red flag.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “What we are saying about our spouse in our heads matters so much.” - Christina Dodson
- “If you’re unable to get out of the habit of fighting unfairly, going to see a counselor who can give you goals and accountability is hugely beneficial.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “Getting a divorce is a lot more expensive than seeing a marriage counselor.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “Decide with your spouse what is unhealthy about how you fight and make boundaries that you both will agree to keep.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “Standard boundaries that a couple should have in fighting is no yelling, cussing, or insults.” - Christina Dodson
- “If something is important to your spouse, make it important to you.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “If you don’t forgive someone it hurts you more than them.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
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