People say that the hardest part of a marriage is the first year. If you have been married more than a year you know

that is not always necessarily the truth. As you grow in your life ideas and desires may change. Sometimes these

changes make it feel as though you are walking in a different place other than with your spouse. Whether your

struggles are communication problems, addictions, or just a need for refreshing your marriage Champions

Christian Counseling Center can offer you a supportive place to work through the issues. We will talk to you

one-on-one and as a couple to encourage you to focus your marriage on Christ and each other and help you to

find a way to communicate more effectively and to work through your difficulties and solutions to life's struggles.

One of the most important skills for a relationship is developing the skill of active listening. When listening to your spouse, force yourself to dwell on his/her words. Look at your spouse while he/she is talking. Don't interrupt, because if you do he/she will probably quit talking. Remember to thank him/her for talking and sharing his/her thoughts with you. Married couples get themselves in trouble by thinking the other person knows how they feel when in truth they don't have a clue. So, turn off the TV, put down your book or newspaper and become an active listener. This is critical for success and a fulfilling marriage.

When there are problems in a relationship, it is best to identify what is happening. Once a correct diagnosis is made, then steps to heal the marriage can be made. The eight areas to consider and questions to ask yourself are the following:

Distance – How far apart have you become?
Power Struggle – Does somebody have to "win"?
Trust – Have you lost faith in your spouse?
Defense of self-identity – Have you given up friends, hobbies, etc. to keep your spouse happy?
Sex – Are your sexual activities pleasurable and satisfying?
Centricity – Are you both thinking only of yourselves?
Unrealistic illusion and expectations – Did you want "a knight in shining armor" or "a perfect lady" for a spouse?
Territorial aggression – Do you disagree about what is mine, yours and ours?

Contact us for more information or for an appointment by calling us at 281-357-4111 or e-mailing us at info@cccctomball.com. We are here to help you and your family.

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The best situation is a "win-win" relationship. Both spouses win!

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Whatever your problems or needs, we can help you find a solution! For more information or schedule and appointment, call 281-357-4111

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Main Location:

Champions Christian Counseling

333 S. Cherry Street

Tomball, TX 77375