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MARRIAGE TIPS

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Regularly give each other small gifts or loving gestures. Write your spouse a loving note. It keeps your connection going.

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Do not interrupt: If you listen for four minutes, at least you know what the other person is feeling instead of just shooting them down.

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Learn about yourself first. Learning about yourself will better equip you to grow as an individual and a partner.

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Prepare for temptation: Fill your head with a particularly warm memory of your partner and consider what you stand to lose.

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Do not roll your eyes at your mate. Research has shown it is a powerful predictor of a troubled relationship, worse even than raising your voice.

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Pray for your partner and pray with your partner daily. When people pray together, they become one with their spouse.

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Make sure you really want to be married: You are going to go through many phases with your partner.

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Do not keep score. Marriage is not a contest and it does not matter if you end up doing more than half of what needs to be done.

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Be creative about differences and find a compromise. Acceptance is one of the key components to making marriage last.

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Help your spouse out when he needs it. If your wife has had a busy week, spend more time cooking or doing house work.

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Give five compliments for every criticism of your partner. You must be willing to find more that is positive in your partner than is negative.

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When you take responsibility for your part in the marriage, you will be able to connect with your partner in a mature, intimate way.

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Couples who refuse to accept negative, hurtful behavior from the start tend to be happier down the road.

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Discuss and agree upon some hard financial ground rules, preferably before you tie the knot.

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During arguments, be willing to validate what your partner is expressing, even if you do not agree with it.

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What affair proofs marriages is simply being there when your partner needs to vent and not trying to fix the problem.

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Greet your partner with a smile. It reassures them that we are happy to see them and calms them.

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Discuss friendship boundaries with people of the opposite sex with your spouse. Decide what is acceptable and what is not.

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Have a long term view. Decide to be committed and to stick it out with each other to the end no matter what.

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No two people agree on everything, and that is okay, but it is important to be okay with each the differences of the other