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MARRIAGE TIPS

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

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Frame your demands as favors. Your partner is more likely to heed a request if they feel they will get relationship brownie points.

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

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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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Whether you are making a big decision or a small one, make sure that both of you have a say in it.

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Stop trying to control your partner. In a happy marriage, partners know they cannot control each other.

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very couple should have things they do together that they both enjoy, even if it is just going to the movies.

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

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You do not have to feel in love all the time. Marriage and love is about trust, commitment and knowing each other.

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

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

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

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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.