THE BEST MARRIAGE ADVICE EVER!!
Choose to love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. Love is a commitment, not a feeling.
Always answer the phone when your husband/wife is calling and when possible, try to keep your phone off when youвЂ™re together with your spouse.
Make time together a priority. Budget for a consistent date night. Time is the вЂњcurrency of relationshipsвЂќ so consistently invest time into your marriage.
Surround yourself with friends who will strengthen your marriage and remove yourself from people who may tempt you to compromise your character.
Make laughter the soundtrack of your marriage. Share moments of joy, and even in the hard times, find reasons to laugh.
In every argument, remember that there wonвЂ™t be a вЂњwinnerвЂќ and a вЂњloser.вЂќ You are partners in everything so youвЂ™ll either win together or lose together. Work together to find a solution.
Remember that a strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. ItвЂ™s usually a husband and wife taking turns being strong for each other in the moments when the other feels weak.Prioritize what happens in the bedroom. It takes more than sex to build a strong marriage, but itвЂ™s nearly impossible to build a strong marriage without it!
Remember that marriage isnвЂ™t 50-50, divorce is 50-50. Marriage has to be 100-100. ItвЂ™s not splitting everything in half, but both partners giving everything theyвЂ™ve got!
Give your best to each other, not your leftovers after youвЂ™ve given your best to everyone else.
Learn from other people, but donвЂ™t feel the need to compare your life or your marriage to anyone elseвЂ™s. GodвЂ™s plan for your life is masterfully unique!
DonвЂ™t put your marriage on hold while youвЂ™re raising your kids or else youвЂ™ll end up with an empty nest and an empty marriage.
Never keep secrets from each other. Secrecy is the enemy of intimacy.
Never lie to each other. Lies break trust and trust is the foundation of a strong marriage.
When youвЂ™ve made a mistake, admit it and humbly seek forgiveness. You should be quick to say, вЂњI was wrong. IвЂ™m sorry. Please forgive me.вЂќ
When your husband/wife breaks your trust, give them your forgiveness instantly which will promote healing and create the opportunity for trust to be rebuilt. You should be quick to say, вЂњI love you. I forgive you. LetвЂ™s move forward.вЂќ
Be patient with each other. Your spouse is always more important that your schedule.
Model the kind of marriage that will make your sons want to grow up to be good husbands and your daughters want to grow up to be good wives.
Learn from other people, but donвЂ™t feel the need to compare your life or your marriage to anyone Else. GodвЂ™s plan for your life is masterfully unique!
Never talk badly about your spouse to other people or vent about them online. Protect your spouse at all times and in all places.
Always wear your wedding ring. It will remind you that youвЂ™re always connected to your spouse and it will remind the rest of the world that youвЂ™re off limits!
Connect into a community of faith. A good church can make a world of difference in your marriage and family.
Pray together. Every marriage is stronger with God in the middle of it.
When you have to choose between saying nothing or saying something mean to your spouse, say nothing every time!
Never consider divorce as an option. Remember that a вЂњperfect marriageвЂќ is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each .
Lynda Fisher is the author of Your Legacy, Your Life and I Wish You Happiness: Creating an Ethical Will for the People You Love. She is passionate about the practice of Legacy writing. As a speaker, author and business entrepreneur, she is sharing her message with others throughout North America in hopes they will join her in her crusade to preserve their life stories and family history.