Elizabeth Baxters 10 Secrets to a Happy Marriage

I recently read "When we were Young" by Karen Kingsbury who is my absolute favourite author and at the back of the book there were secrets to a happy marriage and they are absolute truth's.   You can buy the book here 

1) Keep God First
  • By loving God more than your spouse, you will always be humble enough to love your spouse more than humanly possible, This makes for a beautiful marriage 
  • Matthew 6:33- But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you. 
2) Divorce is not an option 
  • From the beginning remove the word divorce from your vocabulary. People do not look for a door where one does not exist. 
  • Mark 10: 9- Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate 
3) Marriage is not 50/50 
  • There will be days when one of you fall short. Make it your goal to give 100 percent every day.  That way you're both covered. Every day, Forever! 
  • Colossians 3:23- Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord. 
4) Know your spouse's love language 
  • People speak love in different ways.  Gifts, acts of service, words of affirmation, physical touch, intentional time.  Figure out how to speak to each other so that the love between you will grow. 
  • Romans 12:9- Love must be sincere
5) Expect the best of each other, be patient, and forgive easily 
  • Attitude is everything in marriage. Look for ways to humbly be kind to your spouse.  Keep short accounts.  Don't worry about being right. 
  • Ephesians 4:2- Be patient, bearing with one another in love 
  • Colossians3:13- Bear with each other and forgive one another... forgive as the Lord forgave you. 
6) Keep Dating 
  • Your marriage must be a priority.  Seek God first, then your spouse.  Never stop dating and pursuing each other.  Value and celebrate your love
  • Song of Solomon 3:2- I must seek the one my soul loves 
7) Build each other up 
  • Kind words are free.  Look for ways to encourage each other. Every day. 
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11- THerefore encourage one another and build each other up 
8) Laugh Often 
  • Find reasons to be silly. Smile and be light-hearted.  You'll laugh about it later, so make up your mind to laugh about it today. 
  • Proverbs 17:22- A cheerful heart is a good medicine
9) Live within your means 

  • Couples who get in debt stay stressed.  Living within your means can be great fun.  Take walks, Play board games, Visit your park, clip coupons 
  • Hebrews 13: 5- Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have 
10) Fix yourself, not your spouse 
  • Work to be kinder and gentler.  Be the person your spouse married.  Listen well, Be Intentional.
  • Matthew 7:3- Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye.   

Post a Comment

Thanks for the blogging Love

© Take A Walk In My Shoes. Design by FCD.