Marriage Advice Worth Listening To – A List of 13 Tips

When I got engaged I was living in this fairytale that living life together and loving each other was going to be a walk in the park. After 6 pregnancies, 4 miscarriages, out of state moves, and finances piling up, I can tell you it’s not as easy as I thought it was going to be. I love my husband and in all seriousness, he might be the closest thing to a “perfect” husband as you can get. I’m incredibly thankful God chose me to be his wife.

The national rate of divorce is 50% and guess what, it doesn’t decrease in the church! How sad. I want to share a little encouragement. Your marriage is worth the work and it CAN be amazing.

At my bridal shower someone had this great idea to have everyone write me a piece of marriage advice. I’m lucky enough to have several women in my life who have strong, committed, and successful marriages. So I was obviously pretty stoked to get advice from them about how they made that happen, because that’s what I wanted too!

Here are 13 of most valuable tips I got. I wanted to share these because I truly believe that they are part of the reason why my marriage has been so successful!

  1. Keep God at the center of your marriage.
  2. Forgive quickly.
  3. Spend time together!
  4. Speak highly of him.
  5. Regularly pray for each other.
  6. Cultivate a friendship.
  7. Try to use the word “we” more than “me”.
  8. Take the time to address small issues before they become big issues.
  9. Be your each others biggest cheerleaders.
  10. Play together! *Added bonus– Go do something fun without the kids.
  11. Encourage him more than you nag him.
  12. If you must fight, fight with him and NOT against him.
  13. Kiss him at least 3 times a day! ** When he leaves for work, when he gets home, and when you go to bed.

 

These tips have been how we have created a such a great marriage. I don’t say this to brag, I say it to tell you it’s possible! My marriage is young, but I have confidence that my marriage will last because I understand what a Godly marriage looks like. I understand how God created a marriage to mirror the relationship He desires with the church. You can have this type of marriage too!

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