Tag Archive: Marriage Tips

Apr 04

What Makes Our Marriage Work: Count Your Blessings


It seems like in the day to day normal life of marriage it’s easy to get in a bit of a rut or get bogged down with the stresses of life.  One of the things that helps us keep things in perspective is to count our blessings.  Instead of dwelling on ‘oh, she forgot to …

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Feb 12

What’s Your Love Language?


Since the month of love is upon us I thought it would be fun to take some ‘love’ quizzes with Kenny.  One of the first ones that came to mind was to find out if we share the same love language.  In case you haven’t heard of this, the five love languages is a book …

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Jun 11

What Makes Our Marriage Work: play to each other’s strengths


What Makes Our Marriage Work: Play to Each Other’s Strengths  I think one of the most amazing things about being married is having a partner in every aspect of your life.  It is especially wonderful when they happen to complement you really well. Over the past (nearly) five years that Kenny and I have been married …

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May 09

What Makes Our Marriage Work: loose lips sink ships


One great piece of advice I heard just before I got married was ‘never talk bad about your husband to anyone ever’. I have really tried to take this to heart and even if Kenny is doing something particularly irritating I try not to go blabbing to my Mom, best friend, neighbor or facebook about …

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Apr 29

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Keep Trying


One great thing about a good relationship is that it is always evolving.  Kenny and I aren’t perfect by any means and we don’t have a picture perfect relationship but we love each other so much and we make it a priority to keep working on our relationship.  It seems like so often today people …

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Apr 11

What Makes Our Marriage Work: take an interest in your spouses interests


A great way to keep your marriage strong is to take an interest in things that your spouse enjoys.  You don’t have to pretend to enjoy them too, but at least give them a try.  You never know, you might enjoy them too. Want to know a secret?  I had never even seen a soccer …

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Apr 06

What Makes Our Marriage Work – do some work together


This may not be a good tip for everyone, but sometimes rolling up our sleeves and doing some hard work together is just what the doctor ordered for our relationship.  Sure it can be tiring and can sometimes make you a little short with each other, but it also forces you to work together and …

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Feb 27

What Makes Our Marriage Work – a few minutes to connect

two ships

Whew!  Who knew that being full time parents and full time employees and coaches and bloggers and home remodelers would take so much time!? I guess we should have seen it coming when we tried to commit to so many different endeavors but they all just have a way of slurping up your time.  Sometimes …

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Feb 02

What Makes our Marriage Work – a kind word

be kind

I read a great suggestion the other day and have really been trying to take it to heart, ‘Talk to your spouse more kindly than you talk to anyone else in the world’. Have you ever heard that song “you always hurt the ones you love”?  It seems like all too often we speak the …

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Jan 26

What Makes Our Marriage Work – Best Foot Forward


I think this is more of a reminder to myself than a declaration of how great I am.  I know in any relationship it is important to put your best foot forward, especially in your marriage relationship.  But somehow when you are spending so very much time with your best friend it is easy to …

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