Being married is a privilege! Having someone to share life’s journey together with is a gift. And in spite of all the craziness life can bring, you can have a great, loving, and successful marriage!
It starts with realizing that great marriages don’t just happen. Great marriages are built. The relationship you have with your spouse is the most intimate and precious relationship you will have on this earth. Take time to develop it so you can enjoy life together.
Marriage Building Tip#1
DO THINGS TOGETHER
Take an interest in each other’s hobbies. You might enjoy doing some of them together. Or, try a completely new activity.
The point is to find something you both enjoy doing together like going for a walk, riding bicycles, reading a book, or just talking. Spending time together is a big part of building your relationship. Even though you are saved and have a relationship with God, He wants your fellowship too. He enjoys when you spend time with Him, talking and listening to Him.
The relationship with your spouse is no different. Marriage has to involve more than just sleeping in the same bed, paying bills, and sharing a mortgage payment. To build a great marriage you have to learn to enjoy life together. Make it a priority to schedule fun things to do with your spouse, things that will make you laugh.
Proverbs 17:22 (NKJV) says, “A merry heart does good, like a medicine.”Laughter is great medicine, and times of laughter are times you will always remember. Enjoy each other’s company. As both of you grow and change, keep getting to know each other. Talk, laugh, and have fun together! Those are the things that create intimacy and build a great marriage.
THE TAKE AWAY
Spend time together. Have fun together – on purpose.
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