My hubby and I have been together twelve years and on May 5, we celebrated six years of marriage! We were the high school couple that many thought wouldn't last, however, each day we share together is better than the first!
In preparation for our ten year high school reunion, we were asked to share some tips on how we have stayed not only married, but happy in our marriage. Here are some points we shared.
2: Divorce is NOT an option! We strongly believe that when people go into marriage with the mindset that divorce will save them if things "dont work out", they will end up divorced. Things inevitably "don't work out" but we decided to fix what's broken, (if anything) rather than to throw it all away.
We believe that too often, the kids come first in marriage; to the detriment of one or both spouses. If either parent is unhappy, surely the kids will be too. Parenting quality declines with unhappiness. We make sure that we are in a good place, and in that, our children flourish.
10: No marriage is beyond God's power to heal and save. Now, we're not totally naive. We understand that there will be struggles and there may come a time when we don't find each other so irresistible. However, we acknowledge the One who is omnipotent. Jehova-Rapha is the healer of all; He can heal and mend anything placed before Him. Our marriage is at His feet.
So, how do you stay happy in your marriage?