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I read this article on Black And Married With Kids that discussed 5 things that can help on the way to having a better marriage and thought it will be a good idea to share it with our readers. With marriages born everyday, yet breaking everyday at an alarming rate, it is important that we inform ourselves of ways by which we can strengthen our marriages and ensure they are loving, peaceful and happy. Something really interesting that I read is that your marriage is either getting better or worse, it is never at a standstill and that really should be the alarm that triggers a need for a change in the way we deal with each other in our marriages. So without much ado here are the 5 things that can help guarantee a happy marriage that is heading for success by Ronnie Tyler:
Marriages Get Better or Worse, They Never Stand StillMarriage guru and author of the Five Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman, said this very profound statement: “Marriages get better or worse, they never stand still.” Your marriage is going to go down a path whether you like it or not. But, you have the power to choose the path that your marriage will take. If you are intentional and you invest energy into your marriage it will grow.
Don’t Forget to Focus on Your StrengthsOftentimes, the main focus in your marriage is on the issues. And of course they need to be addressed. But one concept that was repeated several times throughout the conference was to also focus on your strengths. All marriages have strengths (some more than others.) It’s good to identify the strengths in your marriage as it will give you something to build upon.
It is OK to Have Conflicts…as Long as You Have the Skills to Address ThemEvery marriage will have conflicts…but the difference between those that survive and those that don’t, is their ability to handle their failures and conflicts.
Remember…You are not an IslandYou don’t have to figure out this marriage thing all by yourself. There are other couples out there that are going through the same things that you are experiencing. Find a mentor couple, a marriage group, or another couple that also that has similar marriage goals and connect with them.
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