Marriage Advice for New HusbandsFrederick J. Goodall
Congratulations on your wedding. I’m so proud of you for making this lifelong commitment. However, today is not the end of your journey. It is only the beginning. I’ve been down this road that you’re about to travel and I want to share a few words of advice with you.
Make your marriage a priority.
Get to know your spouse before you start having kids.
Always let your spouse know how much you appreciate her and never take her for granted.
Make her believe that she is the best thing that ever happened to you through your words and actions. Tell her how beautiful she is; give her unexpected kisses; go out on regular dates; and for goodness sake, take out the trash without her having to ask you.
Don’t let minor issues chip away at your marriage.
Never hold grudges.
Remember that you also have faults that need to be forgiven or overlooked.
Understand that you will have problems during the course of your marriage. Job stress, family issues, and the pressures of life will weigh heavily on your relationship. Some of these issues will threaten to rip your marriage apart. You will feel pain, heartache, and you will want to throw in the towel. DON’T DO IT! Fight for your marriage with all of your heart, mind and soul. If you do, your relationship will be stronger and more fulfilling.
Work on your relationship her parents.
Don’t be afraid to openly discuss sex with your wife. It may seem uncomfortable at times, but healthy sexual relations is an important part of having a successful marriage. Discuss your likes and dislikes and make time to have sex.
Have fun together.
Don’t forget her birthday, your wedding anniversary, or Valentine’s Day.
Always buy her a gift for her birthday, anniversary, and Valentine’s Day even if she asks you not to.
Be faithful – physically and emotionally.
Do things together, but remember to give each other space.
Encourage her hopes and dreams and share yours with her.
Listen to her.
Talk to her.
Show her your vulnerable side.
Defend your wife when others attack her.
Dance with her in the kitchen.
Always be courteous and express gratitude.
Don’t allow others to come between you and your wife.
If you heed this advice, you will experience a joy that will surpass the joy you feel today. Have a great life and enjoy your marriage.
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