When I found out that Marriage Monday was coming this week, I thought, how perfect! With our anniversary around the corner and a trip to New York in a few days, I will have all kinds of wonderful ideas to write about.
Romance was in the air.
What a perfect time it would be to tell you about my awesome husband. I wanted you all to know that he is such a caring, kind and considerate, thoughtful and giving person.
I even thought it would be a great time to share some secrets to having a great marriage. After all 31 years, 5 sons and 4 grandchildren, I should at least qualify to speak on the subject of how to have a great marriage.
And then, this happened: I think you know what I mean...
Wow, now this totally changed things for me and I thought, hmmm, what can I write about now? Thank goodness today our topic is wide open! We were instructed to post our thoughts on whatever facet of marriage that was on our hearts .
So, today I would like to share with you some guidelines I read once that we have found useful in our marriage. I pray they will encourage you to continue keep your marriage and family before the Lord.
♥ You are blessed to have each other each and everyday, enjoy those blessings.
♥ Always say “I Love You” every day to each other – no matter what!
♥ Love each other unconditionally.
♥ Laugh, laugh, and laugh! Laughter brings you closer to each other. Have fun, enjoy life; your spouse is your best friend.
♥ Don’t ever go to bed angry. Get things resolved quickly.
♥ Respect each other.
♥ Say thank you to your spouse when they do something special, no matter how small it may be.
♥ There are no perfect humans; and there are no perfect spouses. Be willing to forgive and forget.
♥ Communicate, communicate, and communicate! Communication is the key to a healthy relationship and a healthy marriage.
♥ Your spouse comes first and always first; before your job, your family members and your friends.
Oh, and by the way, we recently discovered the “communication” tip came in real handy the other day! We got things patched up, and we are very excited to be able to celebrate the gift God give us 32 years ago.
Sometimes making up is the best part of a disagreement!
Rick, you are the greatest gift God has ever given me.
Look out New York, here we come!
Please join us today over at my precious friend Chrysalis blog for more Marriage Monday.