Bruce Lee had a problem when he began his friendship with Chuck Norris. Bruce Lee was very poor at kicking. He could punch very well, but he had limited kicks in his marital-arts repertoire. He needed a coach to get better.
Chuck Norris had mastered both kicking and punching techniques because he cross-trained in karate and Tae Kwon Do.
Could you imagine Bruce Lee without amazing kicks? Eventually Bruce Lee cross-trained so well using various branches of martial arts that he developed his own style of martial arts that included punches, kicking, biting, scratching and any other means to attack or defend. He called his technique, Jeet Kune Do
Spouses should learn what their mate knows and does and then become proficient in it. Get cross-trained in case your spouse becomes disabled, dies, is deployed, or simply to relive their burden occasionally.
Learn who your creditors are, when bills come due, what insurance you have and how much it is for. Learn about wills, estate planning and any other area that is vital in the event your spouse can no longer perform his/her current duties.
A lady recently told me her husband suffered a stroke and will be in a hospital for three months. She had no idea what bills he paid or when they were due. She seemed distraught as she tried to learn what she wished she had known about their finances.
Chuck Norris knew Bruce Lee could defend him self much better by cross-training. We defend our families better when we Cross-train. Cross-training in a household can mean both spouses learning to cook, budget, mend clothes, repair a car, perform home repairs, and shop for bargains.
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