I love you!

These days people get offended for all sorts of things, some serious, some quite petty. However it is rare that people are offended because someone told them that they are loved! I don’t think anyone can say they hear those words too often or too much. Therefore I encourage you to tell your spouse you love them as often as possible. Don’t be shy with this, but let this become your habit. It will certainly help to plant love and greatness into your marriage. Remember you get out what you put in!! I dare you, say those three little words. Don’t just presume your spouse knows because you told them so on your wedding day!

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Putting your marriage into perspective!

Your marriage is a blessing and a gift that many do not yet have and can only hope for! Granted it may not always feel very glorious at times, however that is no excuse to take it for granted! Do you know that the wife or husband that gets on your nerves……would actually be a tremendous blessing to someone else? Their lack, would actually be a reason for them to be so happy and appreciative of what you perhaps look down your nose at! Hopefully this reality check helps you to put things into perspective! It is important to see that things could always be so much worse! So, take a deep breath, look at the bigger picture, and thank God for what you do have!

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What does marriage mean to you?

I have a question for you married and single folk alike. Do you consider marriage to be something you enter into with the intention of getting blessed or to be a blessing? Do you expect someone else to ‘make you happy?’  Do you on the other hand believe its right for you, to be prepared to contribute significantly to making someone else happy? However you answer these questions, will determine the attitude you adopt when you enter into the sanctity of your marriage and therefore whether or not its a successful venture or not! Afterall no-one likes having to deal with a ‘me first,’ high maintenance kind of person! So shall we all do some serious soul searching to ensure that the selfish, self centered somebody in question is not us!!

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Renewing your marriage!

As we have just come through the wonderful period of Easter I’m reminded of the fact that it represents a time of new life and renewal. I believe it is wise to go into the next phase of your married life with renewal in mind. What can you do to bring a freshness into your marriage? No its not just up to your spouse to do it all. No its not about getting a new spouse! Instead take time to consider what you can do to give your marriage a brand new start!

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How are you a blessing to your marriage?

Happy new year to every married couple! It is wonderful to have entered 2015 safely with your spouse….(spare a thought for all those who are now widowed for one reason or another). With this in mind I have a question for you? How do you plan to be a special blessing to your husband/wife this year? What are you going to do to make them thank God they have you in their lives? Being a blessing is not just a coincidence! It often takes doing certain things on purpose! How are you a blessing to your marriage? Are there ways in which you are actually a liability? How do you plan to address those things, habits and behaviour? What can you do to make things better? How can you add to the quality of the marriage? As there is always room for improvement, what else can you bring to the table?

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What does it take to have a great marriage?

Your marriage is supposed to be the reason you laugh and sing rather than the reason you cry and wish you were somewhere, anywhere else! Remember however that a great marriage does not come about by wishful thinking alone. It takes hard work, a bucket load of endless love, full commitment and complete investment of oneself to the relationship to keep going even when the going gets tough!

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Don’t pull in different directions!

Remember that as a couple you are a team! This means as far as it depends on you don’t pull in different directions! If you do that you will only succeed in fracturing the marriage and tearing each other apart. Obviously this defeats the object of marriage and togetherness! Perhaps its worth taking all things into consideration the next time you feel tempted to go off doing your own thing!

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