40 Promises for Marriage

I like lists.  Here’s a good one written by Steve Stephens:

40 Promises for Marriage

  1. start each day with a kiss.
  2. wear your wedding ring at all times.
  3. date once a week.
  4. accept differences.
  5. be polite.
  6. give gifts.
  7. smile often.
  8. touch.
  9. give back rubs.
  10. laugh together.
  11. send a card for no reason.
  12. do what the other person wants before he or she asks.
  13. listen.
  14. encourage.
  15. know his or her needs.
  16. fix the other person’s breakfast.
  17. complement twice a day.
  18. call during the day.
  19. slow down.
  20. hold hands.
  21. cuddle.
  22. ask for the other’s opinion.
  23. show respect.
  24. look your best.
  25. celebrate birthdays in a big way.
  26. apologize.
  27. forgive.
  28. set up a romantic getaway.
  29. be positive.
  30. be kind.
  31. be vulnerable.
  32. respond quickly to the other person’s request.
  33. reminisce about your favorite times together.
  34. treat each other’s friend and relatives with courtesy.
  35. send flowers every valentine’s day and anniversary.
  36. admit when wrong.
  37. be sensitive to each other’s sexual desires.
  38. pray for each other daily.
  39. say “i love you” frequently.
  40. seek outside help when needed.

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