As an undergraduate student, I was introduced to a poem written by Joseph Malins in 1895, in which he essentially describes the sensibilities of building fences at the top of a cliff in order to prevent falls requiring an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. It is a poem about prevention. As a marriage therapist, I would add that in order to avoid disaster, one of the most important components of a marriage is building and maintaining a good fence.
The Biggest Threat to Marriage Today
If I were asked what the biggest threat to marriage is today, I would say digital technology, realizing it is a broad and controversial answer. I don’t want to be misunderstood. Technology is not inherently bad. I enjoy all of the conveniences of reading email on my phone, communicating instantly with anyone I want from just about anywhere in the world, and finding…
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