(Minghui.org) Marriage can sometimes be challenging. As husband and wife deal with life’s difficulties they may occasionally have conflicts. What can make a marriage strong and happy? The following stories may give us a clue to the secret. 

Happy International Marriage

Dima and Huong Suchin are a young couple in Berlin, Germany. Dima used to be impatient and unforgiving. Soon after he started working he had insomnia and arrhythmia. He tried all kinds of treatments, but nothing helped. 

One evening in 2006, Dima took out a Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) exercise video that his father gave him and decided to give it a try. He learned the exercises by following the instructions on the video and slept soundly that night. Dima began doing the exercises before bedtime every day. He was able to sleep soundly, and his arrhythmia was gone. To his surprise, he felt hot all over while he did the exercises and was filled with a powerful energy.

Dima started reading the book Zhuan Falun and following the teachings of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in his everyday life. He stopped arguing and shifting responsibility to others. When he encountered difficulties he looked within. As he improved his character, his health improved as well. He felt fortunate to find the key to happiness—Falun Dafa.

Originally from Vietnam, Huong came to Germany in her 20s to study for a PhD. She had her own standards for everything and would get upset when Dima didn’t do as she asked. After she started cultivating herself according to Falun Dafa, Huong learned how to consider others’ feelings first. When conflicts arose, Huong first thought about what she did wrong and corrected herself. Her relationships with others thus improved a lot.

Dima and Huong hope all people will know how wonderful Falun Dafa is, and benefit from it. 

Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Changed a Professor’s Family Life

Professor Lucia Dunn hopes to bring Falun Dafa’s positive energy to more people.

Dr. Lucia Dunn, an economist and professor at Ohio State University, has taught at Purdue, Northwestern, and the University of Florida. In October 2000, Lucia received two books, Zhuan Falun and Falun Gong. As she read them, she found that her view of the world changed. After she began following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance taught in these books, her family noticed her positive changes, which they called “miraculous.”

Lucia used to be eager to lead and make decisions. After she began practicing Falun Dafa she stopped directing others and became more understanding of their feelings. She says that she’s no longer attached to making decisions for others, forcing her opinion on them, or being in control. Instead, she’s become supportive. Lucia says people now say she's approachable and personable.

Lucia said that her relationship with her husband used to be difficult, but it was her fault, not his. She said that he was always kind but she wasn’t tolerant or appreciative of him. After practicing Falun Dafa she found her view widened, and she became thankful for her husband and her other family members.

Lucia said, “If I had learned Falun Dafa earlier, I would have respected my children’s potentials, and I wouldn’t have pressured them or expected them to get the top grades. After I got rid of my attachment, they unexpectedly became better in every way. I feel sorry that I wasn’t very tolerant when they were young.”

Lucia says that Falun Dafa has given her the key to a broader perspective in life, as well as a warmer and more harmonious family. 

Perfect Duo

Renowned tenor Guan Guimin and his wife Zou Xiaoqun met when they both worked in the Song and Dance Ensemble of Shanxi Province in China. After they married, Guan Guimin was admitted to the China Film Orchestra in 1978, and became a renowned singer within a few years. His songs were well-loved by people throughout China. 

Because of Guimin’s busy schedule, Xiaoqun shouldered all the housework and took care of their son, in addition to doing her own job. She remembers having to rush her son to the emergency room by herself in the middle of night because of a high fever. As Guimin became increasingly famous, his fans wrote many letters to him. Xiaoqun also had to help him reply to his fans. During the housing allocation, Guimin was put on the bottom of the list, because he was more famous than his colleagues. Despite all the hardship, Guimin and Xiaoqun survived the difficulties together.

At the peak of his career, Guimin was diagnosed with liver disease. He tried Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, various qigong, and even worshiped in temples, but nothing helped. 

One day, Guimin found the book, Zhuan Falun. After he read Zhuan Falun, he said in excitement, “This is exactly what I have been looking for! The principles are great!”

Guimin began practicing Falun Dafa and his health kept improving. He was able to return to the stage and perform. His wife, Xiaoqun, and many of their friends and students also began practicing Falun Dafa. 

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Category: Beginning Cultivation