Traditional marriage vows say, “For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health.”

When Jean and I got married, we assumed that life would mostly be “better, richer, and healthier.” While life with each other has been wonderful, we’ve encountered challenges along the way.

That should come as no surprise. Every marriage passes through some kind of relational storm: in-law issues, financial conflict, baggage from the past. The possibilities are endless.

Which means how a couple chooses to navigate those difficulties reveals a lot about the long-term stability of their marriage. Tragically, too many couples give up when a storm sweeps in. They’d rather walk away from each other instead of fighting to save their relationship.

That’s why I’ve invited Jeff and Sarah Walton to join us on our Focus on the