NEW! Intimate Connections

Take Our Current Survey

Three Things Survey

Answer a quick question about what you would like to have more of in your marriage

Popular Series

Click the arrow to show/hide series

Search Journey to Surrender

Blog Archive

Saturday, September 25, 2010
I’ve wanted to do this post for a while now and was finally prompted to pose this question by an exercise in our marriage small group for this week. I wanted to ask for your perspectives before writing my own thoughts later this week.

The question is this:
What do you do when you and your spouse are simply unable to agree on a decision that needs to be made?
In asking this I’m assuming the normal proposed compromises, prayers and conversations have all already taken place, but there is still an impasse.

Here are some possibilities to consider of what a husband should do at that point:
  1. Wait for her to agree
  2. Wait until God changes either person’s mind in the matter.
  3. Give in for the sake of keeping the “peace”
  4. Make the decision based on his convictions
You can answer from either of two perspectives:
  • How you actually handle this in your own marriage?
  • How do you think it should be handled?
I value your thoughts and would greatly appreciate hearing from you!


Strong Man said...

Excellent question--and the crux of the issue about authority in marriage. Both people cannot get their way all the time. At some point, someone has to give in--or they both make separate decisions and go their separate ways.

My thoughts on this grew into their own blog post in response: Decision Time

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

We Have Moved!

Journey to Surrender
is now

Stay here if you want to search old content.

Click on over if you want to see the latest and greatest!

Connect With Us

Subscribe by email and never miss a post!

New subscribers will receive a free copy of my ebook :

How to Have a Succ-Sex-Full Marriage

My new Heaven Made Marriage Facebook page has lots of extra marriage-related stuff not found on my blog.

Follow Journey to Surrender on Twitter: @marriagejourney.

Subscribe via

Member of:
Christian Marriage Bloggers Association Members Badge

Contributing Writer: