Keys to a successful marriage
A successful marriage is not as easy as some TV shows, movies, and books portray it. Like most things, it takes a lot of time and hard work to make it last. Once the honeymoon phase is over and done with, the real challenge begins.
So, what are the keys to a successful marriage?
First and foremost, God must be a major part of your relationship. Together you will develop a strong commitment to one another . As a result your love will grow deeper. . True love means accepting and facing the good, bad, and the ugly of your union Everyday life will present challenges to your relationship. It is a continual work for you both.
Second,be a patient listener so that you keep open communication with each other Partners shouldn’t be afraid to share their thoughts and feelings and hearing each other out, even during times when you don’t want to hear what the other person wants to say.
Third, you should both practice sexual faithfulness. It requires a ton of discipline, so keep your eyes, hands, body, and heart away from anyone or anything tempting. Always keep yourselves accountable to God as well as yourselves in this area.
Fourth, time is indeed of the essence. Don’t expect marriages to become stable overnight, so it wouldn’t hurt to spend some quality time with your spouse every day. You can even up the ante with a date night too.
Fifth, remember to be humble. A healthy marriage has two partners who are ready to admit mistakes and work on them for the betterment of their relationship.
Lastly (but not the least), both parties should be selfless. Although it’s still important to look after yourself, extend that care to your partner as you both try to live your best lives together.
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