5 Ways to Have a Healthy Marriage
Have you lost that lovin’ feeling in your marriage? Are you just going through the motions in your marriage – as in your life? Stop! A vibrant marriage can be a reality - with just a little effort on your part. So, get started today.
Here are 5 ways to have a healthy marriage:
1. Make a Decision and Be Deliberate. Commit to making your marriage a top priority. You can even sign a contract with yourself or as a couple. Accountability is the key.
2. Understand That It Is Not All About You. Marriage is not just a 50/50 partnership. It is a 100%, give it all you’ve got, relationship – without expecting anything in return.
3. Take Steps Daily. Make a list and tape it to your bathroom mirror or add it to your “to do” list for the day.
- I will love my spouse.
- I will work to bring joy to my spouse.
- I will promise to encourage my spouse.
- I will be an active listener in my marriage.
- I will do something creative for my spouse.
- I will call my spouse just to say, “I love being married to you.”
4. Make Your Relationship with Your Wife a Priority. Your most important relationship, next to God, is your relationship with your spouse. Without a healthy marriage, you will not have a healthy family. Schedule one-on-one time with your spouse regularly to keep the lines of communication open on everything – kids, finances, future plans. However, don’t forget to schedule a date night once a week (or as often as possible) – to just have fun!
5. Do Preventative Maintenance. Don’t wait until your marriage is in disrepair to seek counsel. Attend a seminar, go on a couple’s retreat with your church, or schedule a “check-up” appointment with a marriage counselor.
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