Rob and I used The 10 Best Decisions a Couple Can Make during our pre-marital counseling. Authors Bill and Pam Farrel asked couples to list the best traits of their long-term marriages. Here are a few that were repeated amongst the surveys:
We make room for each other.
We maintain our own unique likes and activities.
We aren’t jealous.
We stick together.
We show respect.
We had a good sense of humor.
We love God together.
We want to make our marriage work.
We spend time together.
We talk things through.
We don’t make major decisions without each other.
We allow for our differences.
We encourage each other.
We both seek God daily, love him, and seek his will first.
We know that we will be faithful to each other until death.
We share everything with each other as long as it is done in love.
We consider the interest of the other before our own (this is a fruit of the Holy Spirit).
We believe that has the other person has my best interest at heart.
We communicate our love daily to each other.
We do not concern ourselves with how much the other person is giving or doing for our relationship.
We look to ourselves to see if we are being the kind of people that God wants us to be and the other person needs us to be.
Transformation Radio Show-Take Off the Boxing Gloves! Mari and her husband Rob, share how they have taken off the boxing gloves in marriage and have successful conflict resolution. They share some practical ways and tips that can help every couple.
A recent study suggests couples are happier when they attend church together. 78% of couples attending church together expressed they are very happy or extremely happy with their relationship. Here are 10 reasons for attending church as a couple.