When the honeymoon is over, and the reality of living the married life has kicked in, how will your marriage survive the tough times? You have committed to spend the remainder of your life with your spouse until death due you apart, but are you committed to make your marriage last? You both work, you have individual interests, family commitments, and then you need time for each other. How do you balance it all out?
Your spouse is there to be your soul mate and you were meant to be together. The love that you both share is supposed to be unconditional love. You both have your own individual interests, but you also have each other. It was all a part of the awesome plan of God for you to remain faithfully married and continue to work towards making your marriage succeed. In order for you to do this, you need a plan to ensure that things outside of our marriage, do not affect the productivity of your marriage. This is part 1 of a 2 part series on tips you can use to KEEP YOUR MARRIAGE ALIVE!
Pray together daily. Start your day putting God first and then you can focus on the good things that He desires for your marriage.
Communicate everyday with your spouse. Whether it is related to bills and children, or having fun, daily communication with your spouse is essential to your marriage.
Make it a point not to leave the house or return home without kissing each other. Touch your spouse when passing in the house; give a tap on the shoulder, a shoulder rub, a scalp massage or a lower back rub. It’s important to have that contact with your mate and remember, not all contact involves sex.
When you are communicating with your spouse, it’s important to give them your full attention, so they will know that you have genuine concern regarding what they are telling you. Look at them, nod your head in agreement or reframe what they are saying, so they know that they have your attention.
If you take time to put the extra work and effort into making your marriage work, you will reap the benefits of a wonderful marriage.
Posted by admin on January 29th, 2010 :: Filed under marriage advice
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