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MARRIAGE TIPS

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

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

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

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

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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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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 prepared to split household chores or take them on completely if that is what works for your marriage.

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

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Take the time to write a thoughtful note every so often saying what you love and appreciate about him or her.

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Research shows that touching more creates a stronger bond by releasing oxytocin. Hold hands, rub shoulders, hug and kiss often.

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