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As a young man, Joshua Harris's attitude toward the church reflected that of many people today.
Harris writes: "When I graduated from my church's high school youth group, I started visiting around.
If you've reached a point where all you ever talk about is mundane things, like who needs to buy milk, divorce could be in your future, says Savage.
"Lack of personal, intimate exchange in a marriage is a very bad sign, especially if you are talking to others.""There is a definite lack of interest in sex and they don't communicate about it and don't do anything about it," says Dawn Cardi, a matrimonial lawyer of 28 years, currently in private practice in Manhattan.
One of the most important aspects of a healthy marriage is mutual respect, says Savage.
When that's gone—when one partner consistently feels dismissed, rejected, and condescended to (and the other partner doesn't see it or refuses to talk through it), you're in a bad place.
But, says Alisa Bowman, author of , if one spouse repeatedly brings up an issue, asks for help, and makes it clear that the marriage will not last unless they both commit to solving it, and the other spouse refuses to go along, the marriage is in trouble.
Have you ever considered how many practices and commands given to the New Testament church lose all their meaning if membership is not practiced, visibly identifiable, and important?
Here are a few essential things commanded in Scripture for the local church that would lose their meaning without an operational concept of membership.
Kaye."Some men—and stereotypically this is men—are just not cut out for marriage; they are unable to remain monogamous, even if they seemed to have wanted to get married," says Bowman.
What's worse, they manage to put the blame for their philandering and untrustworthiness on you, usually for being too jealous or controlling.