Monday, July 2, 2012

7 Days of Marriage Tips

Our Wedding Day, June 30, 1989, 23 years ago

7 Days of Marriage Tips


{Day 7} : Keep in mind that time affects all of us and no one remains the same as we were when dating.  Life's circumstances can make us lose our sense of humor change us physically, act less romantic, etc.  Take some times to find those two people who fell in love and reconnect. 

{Day 6} : Love "Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." {1 Cor. 13} Choose to believe the best about your spouse, even when they aren't communicating well. Sometimes it is hard to find the right words to express yourself. Some folks find it hard to communicate with words at all. Grace, grace.

{Day 5) : Be intentional. Every day, look for a way to bless your spouse either secretly or openly. A thankful, giving heart will repulse the weeds of blame and discontent.

{Day 4} : Greet your spouse with a kiss. It's a mood enhancer. Science says touch releases endorphins, so you begin to associate seeing your spouse with a pleasant feeling. And you can't say anything you'll regret when your lips otherwise occupied. Voila! Mood enhanced!

{Day 3} Make it a point to give your spouse the best of you: the best of your smiles, the best of your touch, the best of your (good) attitude, the best of your laughter, the best of your words, etc. Don't always bring them what's left of you after the world has drained you.

{Day 2} Nobody is perfect. Don't let the world at large find out about your spouse's imperfections via your mouth. "The heart of her husband trusts in her..." {Prov. 31:11}

{Day 1} Be the person you'd like to be married to. If you'd like a little more grace for your faults, give a little more grace for theirs. If you need more love and understanding, give more love and understanding to your spouse.

~23 years later and still going strong~
~Stay Beautiful Within, Erica~

1 comment:

  1. Visiting via the Facebook Blog Hop at Debbiedoo's to "like" you.

    Congratulations! We will be celebrating 42 years in September.♥