Hello Friends! Today we are going to share with you Some secrets to a Lifelong, Successful Marriage.
Divorce nowadays is very common in our society, lifelong and successful marriage is looked upon as impossible. Truly, It is a rarity. However, it is not impossible to achieve. Staying married “until death do us part” and making it successful especially in an arranged marriage is definitely doable. After all, nothing is impossible.
Let’s look at a few secrets to encourage this mission.
Pray for each other-
You need to be praying for your spouses daily and often. Not only do we need to be praying for them, but we need to be praying with them. Being an intercessor for our spouse is one of the best ways we can encourage a lifelong, successful marriage. And don’t forget to make time to pray together. The more you do this, the more comfortable it becomes. Keep God as the centre of your marriage. Sharing with you a verse from The Bible “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
Say “I love you” every day-
Since we never know what our day will hold, we should never forget these three little words. Enough said.
Prove your love-
It’s important that we are verbally expressing our love to our spouse, but we also need to show it. Just words are sometimes ain’t enough to prove your love. Action speaks louder than words. This can be done through small gifts, cards, love letters, special activities, and so on. We need to be intentional here and demonstrate our love to our husband/wife. Even reaching for their hand to hold sends a sweet message of love to them.
Do things together-
Make the time to be together, to do things together. The more independent you try to become, the more you distance yourself from your partner. Whether it’s something as simple as eating a favourite meal out, or more involved like a weekend getaway, doing the dishes together, making a bed, take the time to embrace each other’s company. Don’t let yourselves get so busy you push this aside. Marriage needs this together time to be prosperous.
Compliment one another-
It should be a desire of our heart to build up our spouse and point out their good stuff. Overlook their faults and cons, after all, we all make mistakes. Tell them how good they are at something or how handsome/beautiful they are. Always look for opportunities to compliment them daily. How special we feel in their eyes when we hear them telling us how special we are to them.
Work out your disagreements-
Admit it, we all have differences and every couple fights. Do not sweep differences or concerns “under the rug,” so to speak. Put them on the table and talk about all concerns. Working out the differences will avoid putting up walls and boundaries. Bring important issues to your spouse and discuss them in love.
“Laughter is the best medicine,” they say. Well, we agree. A sense of humour is a benefit to a happy marriage. Laughter supports emotional well-being and puts us in a good mood. How can you be mad or sad if you have a smile on your face? Laugh with your spouse often. Laughter will soon act as a medicine for your marriage.
These secrets will help you build a strong, faithful, lifelong, and successful marriage. There is joy in knowing you are intentionally working on staying married through all life’s situations, whether happy or challenging.