We are doing a series on the Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019. These 8 issues are the top 8 issues that Dr. Kim has seen this year with marriages. We will be breaking them down starting with #8 and working our way towards the #1 marriage issue.
In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about the 6th biggest issue in marriages this year which is: stress.
So many of us deal with stress on a regular basis. Being stressed out makes it hard to be a good spouse. It’s hard to be intentional in your marriage or really even focus on your marriage at all when you are consumed with stress. It’s bad for our health and our mental space. Stress piles negative emotions on to our marriage and steals joy.
In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about what stress does to marriages and how to deal with stress in a healthy way as well as some tips to help you eliminate any unnecessary stress in your life.
“People died of diarrhea back then.” - Dr. Kim
“Deciding what you can and can’t do something about can help you be realistic about what you’re stressed about.” - Christina
“If there is nothing that you can do about something, the best (but not always easiest) thing to do is pray about it and leave it in God’s hands.” - Dr. Kim
“Our emotions are good indicators but they’re not good truth tellers.” - Christina
“Ask your spouse to come alongside you and help you deal with your stress.” - Dr. Kim
“Take the time to empathize with your spouse when they’re stressed.” - Dr. Kim
“To the moms: the best thing you can do for your kids is to take care of yourself.” - Christina
“Don’t buy into the lie that stress is just the way you are; there’s an answer to stress.” - Dr. Kim
“God gave you a spouse to walk through life with, don’t push your spouse away in times of stress, embrace them.” - Dr. Kim