Jill Savage has been married to her husband, Mark, for 33 years, and as she says, 25 “of them happily.”
Six years ago, Mark underwent a mid-life crisis and left Jill for another woman, ending what — on the outside — seemed like a perfect marriage. Since then, though, Jill and Mark have experienced restoration and are now trying to help rescue other marriages that are on the rocks.
Jill is this week’s guest on Words of Wisdom to discuss their newest book, “No More Perfect Marriages: Experience the Freedom of Being Real Together” (Moody).
It’s not always the big things that tear a marriage apart, Jill says. It’s the little things – things that go unnoticed and that simmer under the surface. She labels these little things the “slow fades,” and she lists seven of them.
But what if you could see those early symptoms? Jill says you can.
Jill tell us:
- What she and Mark did to restore their marriage.
- Why we shouldn’t ignore the slow fades of marriage.
- Why the “slow fade of unrealistic expectations” can be so dangerous.
- How the slow fade of minimizing can tear a marriage apart.