1.09.2017

10 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR MARRIAGE


1. SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER. Make a commitment to spend more time together this year. One of the best things you can do is commit to a weekly date night with your spouse. This may take you sitting down together with your spouse and planning out your schedule.
2. BRAG ON YOUR SPOUSE REGULARLY. Any old lame critic can pick out someone’s faults; instead focus on pointing out your spouse’s strengths.
3. BE MORE SEXUAL. Touch, flirt, hug and have sex together. Make your marriage sizzle, and as one author put it, “A married couple’s sex-life is a great measuring stick of how their relationship is doing.” A healthy sex-life most often equals a healthy marriage.
4. PRAY TOGETHER. Men, this is where you MUST step up and be a man. Take the lead on this and do it. Your wife will love you for it.
5. DON'T BE HISTORICAL. Fight fair. Don’t bring up past hurts and things you’ve already forgiven your spouse of.
6. CHECK IN. It’s respectful to check with your spouse and let them know where you are, what you are doing and when you might be home.
7. HAVE ONE MEAL A DAY TOGETHER. Turn off the electronics and just visit with your spouse and your children.
8. DON'T GO TO BED ANGRY WITH ONE ANOTHER. Simple enough.
9. FORGIVE. The key to being successful in real estate is location, location, location. The key to being successful in marriage is forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness. Marriage is made up of two imperfect faulty people. We make mistakes … so learn to forgive.
10. DATE. Date night should be a regular weekly activity if it's not already. We hear couples say all the time, "We had so much fun when we were dating," and we always reply, "Why have you stopped?" Date ... it's fuel for your marriage.



13 comments

  1. This is your niche Terri. You are always so insightful and wise when it comes to marriage.

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  2. Great tips. We already do most of these. :)

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  3. This is something I'm keeping in the back of my mind for the time when I am married so we can have a wonderful relationship with each other and with God.

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  4. SO important that husband and wife come together before God

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  5. This is such a great list! I agree with all of these!

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  6. I love your goals for your marriage! We could all use a bit mroe of those things in our relationships!

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  7. Number 8 is so important for everyone!
    www.thedivinepresence.wordpress.com

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  8. I love number 2 - brag on your spouse regularly. Great advice!

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  9. Love these! I never even thought about having resolutions for our marriage, but these are all needed.

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  10. Love these! we should resolve to do more for our marriages!

    Marie
    @spreadingJOY
    spreading-joy.org

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing these! I am a newlywed - 7 months tomorrow - and I find these useful and encouragement. So many times we would say in premarital counseling: "Let's do this when we get married," and then we forget or get busy at work or whatever. Thanks for the reminders!

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  12. All good ideas and so important to maintaining a healthy marriage. Thanks for posting. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  13. These are all great, and come at a good time for me, as my husband and I are desperately needing a date night!

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