When Conflict Keeps Popping Up

Some issues in a marriage demand ongoing engagement.

By Barbara Rainey

You know that “Whack a Mole” game at your local kids’ pizza place—the one where the machine pops up plastic moles and your mission is to beat them back down as fast as they pop up? Conflicts in marriage are like that game: They keep popping up even after you think you’ve knocked them down.

Recently my husband and I were in another unwanted skirmish in our marriage. Same topic, same emotions, round gazillion!

I’ve been disappointed many times that our issues are not resolved cleanly. They aren’t black and white.

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