A concept I originally heard from Dave and Dawn Lind of Focus on Purpose Ministries is the idea that we as a married couple are a team of two. This has greatly encouraged me in my own marriage.
I have been receiving marriage coach training by Jeff Williams of Grace & Truth Relationship Education. He emphasizes another concept that our marriages have a bigger purpose than just us. They are to help others.
Haven’t quite got all of this sorted out yet on a practical basis in our own marriage, but we are working on it.