7 Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage

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Putting your marriage on cruise-control isn’t healthy. Work on it everyday and make it stronger by …

1. RECOMMIT DAILY TO YOUR MARRIAGE. We’re not talking renewing your vows, but we are saying that you need to remind yourself daily that you’re blessed to be married and you want to do everything within your power to build a great marriage.

2. TELL YOUR SPOUSE DAILY THE THINGS YOU LOVE AND APPRECIATE ABOUT THEM. No one every gets tired of hearing that they are beautiful/handsome, they are a good parent, they are love and appreciated, etc … so remind them daily. Your praise will motivate them.

3. NOTICE THE LITTLE THINGS YOUR SPOUSE DOES, AND RETURN THE FAVOR. Do small but meaningful acts of service for your spouse – and don’t be surprised if he or she starts to do the same for you. My wife doesn’t like to fill her car up with gas, so I make it a point to keep it filled up for her, and in return she does many little things for me. Little things like this don’t take much time or energy, but they show your spouse that you are paying attention and that you care.

4. DO THE THINGS THAT MAKE YOUR SPOUSE FEEL MOST LOVED. We all feel loved in different ways, so find out what makes your spouse feel the most loved. Simply ask, ‘What have I done in the past that made you feel the most special?’ Some people might want a date night. Others might need to be praised verbally.

5. DON’T DELIBERATELY ANNOY YOUR SPOUSE. Any time you live in with another person, it’s inevitable you’re going to annoy each other. Don’t do those things that you know deliberately annoy your spouse.

6. WORK ON YOURSELF AND STOP TRYING TO FIX YOUR SPOUSE. It’s easy in marriage to think, “Things would be better if they would just change.” We tend to want to blame everything on our spouse. The problem is, we can’t fix our spouse, we can only work on improving ourselves. So if you want to start improving your marriage, quit trying to fix your spouse and start working on yourself. Hopefully your spouse will notice and likely do the same.

7. REGULARLY DATE YOUR SPOUSE AGAIN. When you’re newly in love and in full courtship mode, you do everything you can to spend every free moment with your partner. Eventually, work, kids and life in general get in the way. It’s easy to go weeks at a time without having any serious conversations that don’t revolve around work, money, or kids. That’s why it’s imperative to set aside time to date your spouse. Vow to take the time to invest in the romantic part of your relationship. Without that so-called ‘spark,’ the other parts of your life, like work and kids, will suffer too.

8 Rules for Arguing With Your Spouse

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1. Respect your spouse.

2. Never threaten divorce. NEVER!

3. Don’t bring up your spouse’s past mistakes. Forgive & move on.

4. Listen more than you talk.

5. Don’t lose your temper. It never helps anything.

6. Don’t try and “win” the argument. You’re on the same team.

7. Seek first to understand … and then to be understood.

8. Never yell, scream or call names.

10 Things You Can Do To Immediately Improve Your Marriage

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  1. SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER. Make a commitment to spend more time together and make a weekly date night with your spouse a priority. This may take you sitting down together with your spouse and planning out your schedule.
  2. BRAG ON YOUR SPOUSE DAILY. 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.”
  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 GET HISTORICAL. Fight fair. Don’t bring up past hurts and things you’ve already forgiven your spouse of.
  6. DO REGULAR CHECK INS: 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. DO REGULAR CHECK UPS. As your spouse occasionally, “How are you/we doing?,” or “Is there anything you need from me that I’m missing?” Or, “How can I better meet your needs?” I promise this will go a long way in helping improved your marriage.

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10 Things Married Couples Should Know About Sex

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  1. Sex is a gift from God.
  2. Sex was created to be good not bad.
  3. God designed sex for married people.
  4. Good sex begins when your clothes are still on … early in the day.
  5. Communicate your sexual needs, likes and dislikes.
  6. Sex is fun … have it … enjoy it.
  7. Withhold sex for long periods only by mutual consent. (1 Corinthians 7:3-7)
  8. Make sex and intimacy a priority not a chore.
  9. Say “yes” to sex more than you say “no.”
  10. Don’t scoff at the idea of scheduling sex. Make time for what’s important.

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Trey Morgan Here are my thoughts about marriage, family, raising children, humor, faith and the life God intended for us all. I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast.

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