Many of us have worked very hard to keep our marriage and our families together in harmony. I really like the old adage “Marriage is made in heaven, but so is thunder and lightning.” That sums up how a marriage can go but with careful consideration and communication, your marriage can remain for a long time. I would like to share some marriage tips for long-term success.
Marriage tips for long-term success
Intimacy in marriage is important both sexually and emotionally, that is why you should continue to build intimacy in your marriage. Make time! Dress up! Have fun!
Create passion and desire for one another to help your marriage grow. Plan adventures together. Be spontaneous.
Marriage is a commitment that you should celebrate with each other all year round. Flowers, chocolates, perfume, little notes, surprise date nights. No excuses!
It is important to comfort, help, appreciate, encourage, and affirm one another. Think about what you say. Berating your partner over every little thing or being lazy at home and then expecting happiness, love and support in return…why should they love you??
Parent your children together for your children’s sake and your marriage. Not good dad, bad mum (or vice versa). Deal with crisis and adversity together as one.
One of the best marriage tips for a long-term success is to understand each other’s differences. Examples: your spouse’s friends, family, children, beliefs, weight, looks. If your spouse is depressed about their weight; do not berate them for eating something unhealthy, instead be proactive – find a local slimming club + join together and reassure them that you will work together.
I believe intimacy is one of the most important parts of a good marriage. Intimacy is more than just sex. Our psychological, spiritual, and physical makeup cries out for intimacy with one another. The reason we have this feeling is we designed marriage to be the most intimate of all human relationships. It is a life-long commitment in which we share everything intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Much of our lives involve social intimacy that is spending time around events in our lives together or experiencing events separately but sharing through open communication. Our feelings are spontaneous, emotional responses to what we encounter. We should share our emotions to build emotional intimacy. We are seeking to tell each other what is going on with our inner self. The purpose is not agreement, but understanding.