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Fight for Your Marriage, Not Your Pride

Feb 23, 2024 / Saving Your Marriage     

In his book, Uncommon Marriage, Tony Dungy shares why couples often fight harder for their own pride than for the good of their marriage.  He says “it goes against our human nature” to apologize when we think we’re right and our spouse is wrong.  It may not be easy to take the high road, but here are 3 steps to fight for your marriage rather than your pride.  First, identify what the conflict is really about.  Fighting for your pride will seem more important until you realize what the heart of the issue really is.  Second, realize what is worth fighting for: being right or being loving.  For more ways to fight for your marriage, visit my blog at



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