Title: Embracing the Fight: A Journey Through Marital Challenges and Growth


Welcome to another episode of “Marriage WTF,” where we, Murray and Michelle, continue our heartfelt discussion about marriage, its challenges, and the journey toward healing and growth. In this piece, we delve into the intricate process of fixing a marriage and the various steps involved, drawing from our personal experiences and the wisdom gained over the years.

Understanding the Worth of the Fight:

The concept of “Marriage WTF,” initially an eye-catching acronym, evolved into a meaningful phrase for us – “Worth The Fight.” This realization marked a turning point in our relationship, as we both committed to the challenging process of counseling, introspection, and mutual effort. Understanding that our children deserved the best versions of us was a driving force in this journey.

The Role of Counseling and Personal Growth:

Our experience with counseling was transformative. It provided us with an honest perspective on our relationship’s state and potential. This was complemented by our efforts towards personal growth. I, Michelle, explored various resources like Mel Robbins’ “Mindset Reset” program, while Murray immersed himself in faith-based activities and groups, finding solace and direction in prayer and community.

Balancing Individuality and Togetherness:

An essential aspect of our journey was understanding the importance of ‘me time.’ We recognized that personal fulfillment and growth significantly contribute to the health of our marriage. Whether it was finding solace in nature, engaging in physical activities, or spiritual practices, these moments of solitude were crucial for our individual and collective well-being.

Navigating Financial Struggles:

Addressing and resolving money issues played a critical role in easing our marital tension. We had to learn to manage finances better, make sacrifices, and sometimes take up additional jobs. This journey taught us the value of living within our means and focusing on what truly matters – our family and our relationship.

Communication and Emotional Honesty:

Learning to communicate effectively, especially through “I feel” statements, was a significant step towards understanding and respecting each other’s emotions. 

It helped us avoid blame and fostered a more empathetic and supportive environment. This aspect of emotional honesty extended to understanding societal pressures, especially for men, and the importance of expressing vulnerability.

The Power of Forgiveness:

Forgiveness, though challenging, was a pivotal aspect of our journey. It involved forgiving ourselves and each other, and understanding that perfection is not the goal but rather growth, understanding, and compassion. This process was deeply intertwined with our spiritual journeys and the realization that trust and forgiveness are ongoing processes.

Rekindling the Initial Spark:

Remembering the love that initially brought us together helped reignite the spark in our relationship. Recalling the early days of laughter, deep conversations, and shared dreams reminded us of the foundation upon which our marriage was built. Couples need to revisit these moments, especially during challenging times, to remind themselves of their journey and the love that has evolved but endured.


Our journey through marriage has not only strengthened our bond but has also enabled us to connect with others facing similar struggles. Through transparency, embracing challenges, and continuous growth, we have found that our marriage, and indeed our family, has become stronger and more resilient. We hope our story can inspire and guide others in their marital journeys, reminding them that it’s indeed “Worth The Fight.”


Special thanks to Storyline Multimedia and Wise Financial for their support, and to Bravehearts TV for providing a platform for sharing our story. Gratitude to our crew – James, John, Matt, Hannah – for making this possible.

Remember, every story matters. Your journey, your struggles, and your triumphs have the power to inspire and guide others.


Mel Robbins: “Mindset Reset Program

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