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The Best Thing You Can Do to Turn Your Marriage Around

A few years ago, I went to traffic school.

This may have had something to do with my driving. Let’s just say attendance was not optional and leave it at that.

I drive every day. (It ‘s a California thing.) I rely on my driving skill for my work, my family and my life.

I thought I knew all I needed to know about driving, but soon after the class started I was surprised to discover just how many things I did not know or had forgotten.

What is the difference between a double yellow line and a broken white line?

How many feet before an intersection should you signal?

What do all these different traffic signs mean?

Did you know having a driver’s license is a privilege and not a right? I’m pretty sure I had not thought of that prior to traffic school.

If I wanted to pass the test at the end of the class, I needed to know these answers.

What if married couples had to take a quiz every five years in order to renew our marriage licenses? Would we remember:

  • What we are supposed to be doing?
  • How to avoid unnecessary conflict? How to resolve differences?
  • What it means to love unconditionally?

Would we remember trust is a privilege and not a right?

How well would we recognize all the different signs?

It does not matter if you have been married 20 months or 20 years, there is always a good reason to learn what makes a marriage work.

Whether you are here because you have run a few red lights in your relationship, or because it is a total wreck, I want to welcome you and offer you this simple encouragement:

You can turn your marriage around!