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MARRIAGE TIPS

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Stick to the present. Do not bring up old conflicts or things that went wrong in the past. It only creates resentment.

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

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Nothing is more important in a marriage than the relationship between husband and wife. Make the relationship your top priority.

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Biggest waste of effort in marriage is trying to change your spouse.

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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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Do not agree to anything if you do not mean it. It will only create more anger and resentment. Do not just say yes to avoid conflict.

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Stop projecting your fantasies onto your partner: Successful couples accept their spouses for what they really are.

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Use character related words that honor your spouse for such qualities as patience, helpfulness, courage, or kindness.

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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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You do not have to like every quality your partner has. You do have to decide whether you can live with those qualities.

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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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Research shows that couples who speak in low, quiet voices, look each other in the eye, fair better when things go awry.

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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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Never say I told you so even if you did. Saying so only creates ill will between you and your spouse.

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Focus on how you can be a blessing to your spouse and, in turn, you will be blessed and so will your marriage.

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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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If you want a happy marriage, invest time and energy in it like you did when you were dating and take an annual checkup.

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For women, it is important to understand that men need time for themselves. Give him space to pull away and do not take it personally.

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Research consistently shows that touching more creates a stronger bond by releasing oxytocin.