We aspire to be perfect in the things we do. To try our best to attain the highest standards in our academic achievements, career, social status and amongst many others…our marriage. How does one work on one’s marriage? Is there a rule book, like our many other paths to achievements, that once adhered to, will guarantee a successful marriage? As each marriage is unique to the couple, what secrets are there to maintain a fulfilling married life? Sharing an article from FOCUS ON THE FAMILY.
SECRETS TO STAYING MARRIED
There’s no such thing as a perfect marriage, but that doesn’t mean your marriage can’t be fulfilling and happy. Building a strong marriage takes hard work and commitment. It takes two people who are willing to say to each other: “I know that tough times will come, but I promise to stay with you, no matter what.” When life gets hard, even the best marriages are tested. And the ones that survive are those where each party made a conscious decision to stay the course. In fact, couples who persevere through trials almost always come out stronger than ever. Take time to remind your spouse how committed you are to your marriage. Use special occasions, like anniversaries, holidays, or other family events to focus on what’s important, and renew your love and devotion, both to your mate and your children. Remind your spouse often, and see if it doesn’t strengthen your relationship. And remember, strong marriages are built on loyalty, and loyalty is a decision, not a personality trait. ~ TODAY, 15th Aug 2008, FOCUS ON THE FAMILY by Dr Bill Maier