Musing over the idea that women in general (at least Western women) wield significant influence in their relationships, I am reminded of a conversation I once had with a student who took exception with this one aspect of Wife for Life (the body of successful marriage principles and skills I teach to women exclusively).
I agreed with her—right out of the box—that each party in the marriage is responsible for 50% of the partnership.
After our conversation however, my new friend made a new tact, fully embracing her relational power.
With that simple shift, she felt suddenly motivated to learn and practice all she could about relationship dynamics, particularly marriage, so that, like thousands of others in my experience (including myself), she could move the dial past center, toward maximum.
Plus–once we got off the principle platform–she admitted to reality: her man was persistently ignoring their troubles and resisting permanent change.
Over the last several years, as an author, educator, and mentor of women, I have analyzed marriage from a multiplicity of angles—that is from material written by professional governmental, educational, and faith-based sociologists, scientists, and psychologists, as well as journalists, philosophers, and novelists.And as an introvert at an extroverted church, I just never fit in. Christian churches and other religions expect girls to be the meek, silent type and for guys to be the strong, loud type. Confronting the Glass Ceiling for Women in the Church.This site addresses the critical issues that should be addressed as you prepare for marriage. Confronting the Glass Ceiling for Women in the Church. I love what you said about how you and your husband handle disagreements. Oh my goodness I totally understand what you mean by not fitting the profile of pretty much any woman. I was told I am the person every church needs but no church wants.Some time ago citizens of the Russian Federation got the opportunity to communicate freely with citizens of other countries.Now they can not only go there for the vacation, but also live there.