I enjoyed the posting the list yesterday. If you haven’t read it, then you should take a minute to read it. My favorites:
6. Before speaking, clarify the outcome you want. The meaning of your communication is the response you actually get. If the first thing you say is not achieving your goal, change your approach. Remember that mutual respect and happiness is your real goal. Do not needlessly argue. Silence is often the wisest choice. Constantly be mutually respectful.
11. Give up unrealistic expectations. Do not expect your spouse to be perfect and do not make comparisons.
As I began thinking, I wanted to add another two other keys that I thought of to unlock a better marriage:
1. Take on problems together as a team. Life is more difficult when you are at odds with your spouse. When you approach difficulties from the same direction, you can move together to solve issues much easier.
2. Talk, Plan, Dream and Pray about your future together. Having a long term vision for where you want to be, who you want to be and how you want to get there give you goals to shoot for in your marriage.
What are your Keys for a Happy Marriage? We’d love to hear them in the comments below!
Be Strong. Act Like Men.