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MARRIAGE TIPS

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

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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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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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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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Share everything no secrets between you. Be open with your spouse and tell them whatever you are feeling.

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Common interests like cooking or eating new foods together, going for walks or playing cards are important to healthy marriages.

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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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Say yes more often. Research shows that responding positively to requests is directly related to happy and satisfying relationships.

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Trust your partner in everything, including purchases and financial decisions, and to bring up things with you that need a joint decision.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Be flexible. Whatever financial or household arrangements you agreed to before marriage are going to change.

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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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Be an optimist. It is simple, but if you think positively about your marriage, your marriage will often be positive.

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