Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Politics in Marriage
But once the ceremony is over, life starts to creep in. And, in a presidential election year, a part of that life is politics. Whether you're firmly political or staunchly apolitical, you have a stand on the issues and so does your spouse. If you share political views, that's great and it will probably help you to unite on other things in your marriage.
My father-in-law loved to say, "If two people agree on everything; one of them isn't necessary."
It's likely that you don't agree on every political issue. You might have the biggies in common, but there are bound to be differences. My wife, Andrea, and I are pretty close in our beliefs, but our differences led us to vote for different candidates in the last presidential election. We've talked about it, and we'll even get passionate about it. What we keep in mind, is that we aren't defined by our political views. Even though we come to different conclusions, we can still come together and find unity (even when we vote for different people).
How do you deal with politics in your marriage? What tips do you have for making the conversations smooth?