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A Hard Marriage (Normal) Versus a Bad Marriage (Not Normal) | Kyria Website

This is a pretty good article that was referred to me.  You will benefit from reading it.  Maybe nothing totally new here, but nevertheless quite good.

Hard Versus Bad: Which Marriage Is Yours?.


  1. carolineabbott

    When you are in a ‘bad’ marriage, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between ‘bad’ and ‘hard’. Thanks for posting this!

    • Jeff Crippen

      You’re very welcome. I thought it was quite helpful myself. My wife has a hard marriage and I have a very good one:):) Well, I hope hers isn’t real hard!

  2. Jodi H.

    Well, I know my marriage isn’t normal, but most of those things don’t apply to me. So……

  3. I left a comment on the Kryia blog itself. I said I thought the posts asked some good questions but didn’t answer them very well, and I suggested what might be some better answers.

    • Hmmm. The comment I submitted to the Kria blog was initially published, but now they’ve taken it down. Wish I’d put it here as well!
      I was fairly critical of their ‘pointers’ for distinguishing between a hard marriage and a bad marriage. And I suggested their readers visit this blog. (And I can’t remember, but I may have also recommended my own website). Anyway, someone didn’t like what I’d written.

  4. Renee

    Good article… at least gets one thinking if you haven’t dared think your marriage could be “not normal”. I thought my marriage was just hard, for decades. Trying marriage counselors, studies, couples groups, reading every Christian book on marriage… It was exhausting and depressing… And nothing changed. Until I read Patricia Evans book, “The Verbally Abusive Relationship” and saw, as my counselor put it, “You don’t have a marriage problem, you’re married to a man who has problems!” (an abuser, narcissist…) It’s a sobering realization, to say the least, to acknowledge that you’ve been trying and just about killing yourself in vain! The Lord has truly set me free from the bondage. It’s been 9 months since my divorce and I’m walking in peace and healing more each day.

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