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Marriage: Do You Support Your Spouse?

Sep 12, 2011 / General     

Unfortunately, many of us are in the demolition business when it comes to our spouse. We tend to be competitive, critical and even condescending. But when it comes to our spouse, we should be a builder—undergirding and strengthening them against the things in life that would tear them down. Here are three building blocks to support your spouse. First, be cooperative. Help accomplish your spouse's goals. Second, be complimentary. Use your words to praise and show your approval. Third, be courteous. Speak to your spouse with respect. Building up your spouse will renovate your relationship. In addition, find out how you're doing in supporting your spouse by reviewing these 5 traits of a good marriage.



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Mark Merrill

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