Marriage is hard and something you have to work on every day. We compiled this list of 8 marriage tips that will revive and keep your marriage happy.
- Make God the pillar of your marriage.
Marriage is an institution ordained by God. Making Him the pillar of your marriage will not only strengthen the marriage, it will also give Him the opportunity to straighten all the crooked areas in your marital life. (TJ Omotayo, Inspirational Author and Speaker)
- Make your marriage a priority.
Nothing is more important in a marriage than the relationship between husband and wife. When other things become more important, such as careers, children, and personal pursuits, trouble sets in. Make the relationship your top priority. When you do, the marriage flourishes. (Cathy Meyer, CPC, MCC)
- Let go of criticism and blame.
Focus on what there is to appreciate about your mate, then honestly and spontaneously express your specific appreciation to them. It’s also good to do this for yourself. (Judith Joyce, Life Coach)
- Never lose the fine art of dating.
Setting aside a romantic evening on a regular basis can rekindle the magic of a long-term relationship. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just special time for the two of you to remember how and why you first fell in love. (John Sovec, LMFT)
- Take time to have some fun together every day!
With today’s hectic schedules, it’s easy to find your marriage at the bottom of the priority list. Take a walk and hold hands (nature calms), couple-cook (food fight!), exercise together (tennis or dancing maybe?) or just collect a “Daily Joke” to share. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but if you make the commitment and effort to laugh together as often as possible, it can sweeten your connection and cement your relationship for life. (Melodie Tucker, CPC)
- Compliment your spouse every day!
A compliment is a sign of acknowledgment and appreciation. Make an effort to affirm your spouse’s value in life, and in love. (Nicole Johnson, Dating and Relationship Coach)
- Create a clear vision of your shared future together.
Sit down, listen to each other and write out how you want your future as a couple to look. It’s much easier to create your best relationship together if both person’s needs are voiced, heard, and supported by their partner. (Eve Agee, PhD)
- Make room for sex.
When couples allow their sex lives in marriage to become boring, not important or sexless, the couple now becomes roommates rather than share in a marriage. One of the quintessential qualities about marriage is the ability to share sexual intimacy together. (Dawn Michael, M.A. PhD, ACS, CSC)