Are you looking for ways to improve your marriage? Some couples make marriage look easy. And when you see them, you secretly say to yourself:
“I want a relationship just like theirs.”
“If only my spouse treated me that way.”
Or, sometimes you secretly hate on them and think:
“Oh Lord, here they come again…they think they’re perfect…but I bet they can’t stand each other at home.”
But, you really don’t get to see all of the energy that they are putting into developing a good marriage. Let’s face it, if you want to have a healthy marriage, then you’re going to have to work at it. And I know you’re saying, “There she goes again with that ‘work’ word.” However, it doesn’t always have to be hard work!
Lamar and I just recently came back from a marriage conference, and one of the presenters said:
Being in a constant state of gaining new skills helps you stay out of dysfunctional relationships.
In the article, What Makes a Marriage Good?, Amy Morin writes:
All couples hit bumps in the road. How you respond to those bumps in the road makes a big difference. Do you view those bumps in the road as an opportunity to build and grow your marriage? Or do you allow problems to cause you to grow apart? Sometimes people just resign themselves to a mediocre marriage. However, if you don’t work on the relationship and your marriage is only mediocre to begin with, you’ll be entering into dangerous territory when you hit some bumps in the road. Strive to make your marriage the best it can be. Take stock of the areas in which you could improve on and work on strategies to improve the health of your marriage on a daily basis.
So, I took the liberty of pulling together 7 simple things that you can do help your marriage now: