Worry no more – how can you encourage each other NOT to worry – or at least deal with your worries? We talk about three things to do and recommend a very old book in this mid-marriage video…
Worry No More
We’ve recommended three ideas from this very old book by Dale Carnegie – “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” to begin to worry no more…
There’s nothing particularly new in here – but it’s a classic and he hits on so many good ideas to stop worrying. The stories are fun to read because they’re from the 1920’s to 1940’s. (FYI -Robert isn’t a fan of Dale Carnegie – but I (Lori) enjoyed it!)
Here’s the Scripture Robert referenced in the video to focus on as you worry no more… Prayer, Thanksgiving, and God’s Peace. If you find it difficult to pray – or it’s been a while (or never) since you’ve prayed together as a couple, take a look at this post.
Worry No More in the Middle of Marriage
There are two parts of an enduring marriage which you can nurture to worry no more: Love – unconditional and without prerequisite. And Loyalty – steadfast in allegiance, unwavering in devotion.
In the middle of marriage you might be feeling a bit worn down, a bit overwhelmed, and thinking, “Is this all there is?” We want you to know that life in the middle of marriage can have an even better flow of love and loyalty than when your marriage began. It just takes a little work. (Sorry – is that a 4-letter word: work?)
Again – the work is what it takes to get your worry under wraps: Prayer for the future together. Focus on today; do the best you can with what you have today. Stop replaying what you can’t change from yesterday.
How do you deal with worry?
Have you and your spouse found ways to worry no more? Any books you’d recommend on this topic, or posts you’ve read?
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This is a read I really needed today it’s something I battle all the time with my spouse
Oh, we understand! Rob and I keep circling back to these points because we battle worry like every other couple. It just needs to be kept in its spot – and dealt with directly with prayer. If we need to, Rob and I write stuff down and brainstorm to find a solution. That’s much more helpful than worrying. 🙂
We have to be intentional in telling Satan to get behind us when we are tempted to worry. God will take care of us.
That’s so true, Tara – we have nothing to fear when we’ve brought our concerns to God.
I’ve heard it said that if you’re going to worry, why bother praying and if you’re praying, there’s no reason to worry…