A Great Marriage Doesn’t Just Happen | Marriage

A great marriage doesn’t just happen, it’s built. It takes time, effort, encouragement, faith, trust, and God to have a great marriage. A great marriage doesn’t happen overnight, it’s not that easy. It takes hard work and dedication. You have to want it. Every day you have to work harder on your marriage than the day before. It’s never-ending. As husbands and wives you need to work together to make your marriage succeed. There are several things you need to do daily, weekly, monthly to guarantee a great marriage.

One thing you need to do is discover each other’s love language. If you don’t know what your love language is, I recommend taking this survey. There are 5 different love languages, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts and Physical Touch. To give you an example, my love language is quality time. The way I feel the most loved is by spending quality time with my husband. I encourage you to discover your own love language as well as your husband’s and make an effort to love them more.

Show each other appreciation. Some of our husbands love their jobs and others don’t. We need to encourage them to go to work every day by thanking them for providing for our family. Let them know we appreciate the things they do around the house, helping put the kids to bed or taking out the trash. Write them a thank you note or text, do a chore they normally do and thank them for always doing it or go big and bold by showing your appreciation for them by posting to social media.

Romance your spouse! Give them a kiss, praise their body or give them a little surprise gift to set the mood. Send them love tests throughout the day. If you need some ideas for love texts be sure to check out my post 20 Love Texts to Send Your Husband. Find out what turns your spouse on and do that more often.

Date your spouse. Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in life. In work, in household chores, with kids, not finding a babysitter. Dating your spouse is something that gets put on the back burner. Even though life gets in the way, we need to make it more of an effort to actually going on dates. Whether that’s a night out or a night in with no kids. Make time to do something.