One frustration we have as we work with marriages is how to inspire couples to really take concepts that we teach them and use them outside of our meetings. We were commiserating about this with another couple who helps marriages when we had a radical idea.
When a couple comes to the church for help tell them – we can teach you, and you can either work at it, or if you don’t want to make the effort, the church has attorneys available who will then pass a finders’ fee on to help fund the marriage ministry for those who do want help. You can each have an attorney and go at it.
Please don’t take this as a serious proposition, but sometimes as marriage helpers, you feel like doing something radical to wake people up.