DiegoM said on
Some of the most common problems in Christian marriages include broken trust, frequent arguing, adultery, jealousy, forgiveness, mothers-in-law, money, different beliefs, and unrealistic expectations. Christians often expect their marriage to be trouble-free and are shocked to realise that they are also just two imperfect people who also need to work on themselves and their relationship.
newlywedgal said on
A friend of mine recently got married to a Christian man (she is a free thinker). As soon as she got married, her husband and father-in-law recited this phrase, "Wives, submit to your husbands!" which is essentially a text from the bible. My friend got scared as it is taken to mean that the wife has to be silent and obedient to whatever their husband's wishes are. Although this is a rule in Christianity, I think it can be the root of a problem, especially in today's modern society where women's rights are advocated everywhere.
angelicarose said on
Some christians tend to bury themselves in prayer instead of facing problems head on, and this could prevent nipping a problem in the bud before it escalates into something out of hand. While prayers indeed can provide guidance and peace, it is only dedicated and planned actions that can help maintain and flourish a marriage. Sometimes, spouses must also rise above the 'roles and duties' as set out in the bible to handle the everyday mortal practicalities of a marriage.
SUMMERS said on
Christian marriages experience all the same difficulties as other relationships, but there are some differences in how problems come up as well as how they’re dealt with. Some Christian couples stumble on the question of equality, because many churches teach that the wife must submit to her husband. That clashes with modern expectations of gender equality and can be confusing. Christian families tend to turn to prayer when the relationship hits a rough spot, and they may be less likely to seek traditional counseling, which can exacerbate problems. Most successful Christian marriages employ both prayer and more secular practices, such as learning good communication skills.
LANE64 said on
Having a Christian wedding is a great blessing and a good foundation for a marriage. However it does not make you immune to the normal stresses and pressures of married life that will inevitably come along. The difference will be seen in how you handle those challenges as a Christian couple who is willing to forgive each other quickly and to seek the best for the other person, serving and respecting one another deeply. Common marriage problems would include communication issues and conflict resolution, perhaps finances and possibly family interference issues.