10 Ways You and Your Husband Can Strengthen Your Relationship ...

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10 Ways You and Your Husband Can Strengthen Your Relationship ...
10 Ways You and Your Husband Can Strengthen Your Relationship ...

Ah, love! After weeks, months, years of dating, the final step of marriage comes to most couples' minds. Marriage isn't always going to be easy or beautiful, so I discovered some awesome ways to strengthen your marriage-- and these are just some things I have experienced myself! I always considered marriage to be the most "exciting" step to get to in life! But, after passing the first 5 years of my own marriage, my husband and I started to realize this whole marriage thing wasn't as easy as it seemed. So, we searched and found ways to strengthen not only our marriage but these are some awesome tips I'd like to share with you on ways to strengthen your marriage, too!

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FAITH

One of the first of many ways to strengthen your marriage is faith! Being faithful to one another is of course the most important thing. No matter how rocky things can be, STAY faithful and BE faithful. Things won't be any easier if you are unfaithful to one another, it will only cause more bumps on the road. Faith can also mean to have faith in Christ, God, or whatever religion or being you believe in. Creating a foundation based off Christ will not only strengthen you as a couple but your marriage as well!

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Having faith in each other and in a higher power is a key component in strengthening your marriage. It's important to be faithful to each other and to stay committed to each other, even when things get tough. This doesn't just mean being faithful in terms of physical fidelity, but also being honest and open with each other. Faith can also mean having faith in God, or whatever religion or spiritual practice you and your partner believe in. Having a spiritual foundation based on shared beliefs can not only bring you closer together, but can also bring peace and stability to your marriage.

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DATE

Marriage doesn't mean you are done dating. Marriage is the key to continuing dating! Say what? Yep, you read that right! Just because you are married, it doesn't mean all the fun is thrown out the window. Continue dating one another, go out on date nights, and dress up for one another. Continue flirting, all the things you used to do when you dated your significant other-- do them in your marriage! This will keep the flame alive and the excitement as well! And no matter your age, it will always remind you of those "good ol' dating days"!

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Dating your spouse after marriage is a great way to keep your relationship strong and exciting. It doesn't matter how old you are or how long you've been married, date nights and flirting with your partner can help rekindle the flame of love and remind you of the days when you first started dating. Not only that, but it can also help to strengthen your relationship and deepen your connection with your spouse. Whether it's a fancy dinner date, a romantic picnic, or a night out dancing, taking the time to show your partner that you care about them will help to keep your relationship strong and healthy.

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SEX

Ah, yes, the "S" word. Sex! Sex is very important in a marriage! Studies show that sex releases hormones that decrease stress, enlighten mood, and increase happiness! Who would've thought? Sex is a special bond between a couple that not only shows affection, but it's the time that you dedicate to one another and please one another. Studies also show that sex not only strengthens your marriage in the bedroom but outside the bedroom as well. Now, I'm not saying do the deed all day, every day. But, do it when your body tells you-- whether it’s a spontaneous quickie or a planned romantic night in. Do it with passion! You won't be sorry!

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PRAY

This is one of the top things on my list of strengthening a marriage! I firmly believe in praying together as a couple. Study the bible; find a common prayer to do together. Work and keep God or Christ in sight. Focus on problems or things you want to work on in your marriage and pray about it. Know that God is there to help you even if, at times, it may not seem like it. Push through the struggles, focus on God, and remind yourself the reason you got married in the beginning. And remember the love you have for one another.

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COMMUNICATE

Communication is key in any relationship! Talk to one another, talk about your feelings, talk about your worries. Fix issues when they come about and don't push them on the back burner. Mind your tone, don't push or have an attitude, don't say things you don't mean. Be mindful of one another. Talking will help solve issues. If, at times, you don't agree with your spouse, don't be quick to fire back. Listen. Try and understand their point of view. And if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all.

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LISTEN

Listen to one another, listen carefully, and listen wholeheartedly. Use appropriate body language, don't roll your eyes, don't cross your arms, etc. Be respectful. This is your loved one spilling their feelings to you, wanting to communicate and fix whatever problem may be on hand. Don't selectively hear what you want to hear, really listen to them. Try and understand their whys, their confusion, and their frustration. There might be some things that are difficult to hear but listen anyway. Try and put aside your frustrations and hear them out first. You will want the same respect when it’s your turn to talk.

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SHOW AFFECTION

Show each other how much you love each other! It's not as easy as it sounds, actions speak louder than words! Say how you feel, tell your spouse you love them, share your feelings. Show appropriate PDA, kisses, hugs, holding hands, etc. Body language also speaks and means a whole different language. Snuggle, cuddle, and be mushy and kiss lovingly. These are just little signs to confirm and reaffirm your love for one another.

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EMBRACE the IMPERFECTIONS

Nobody is perfect and no relationship is perfect. I'm no marriage counselor, but I know for sure that you can't always expect a person to be perfect, or a relationship! There are going to be little things that irk you, things that drive you up the wall, but that’s what makes that person unique. Embrace it. Those little irks will keep you on your feet. Some of those things can be fixed and some can't be fixed, but you learn to pick which imperfections to just let roll off your shoulders and what to work on together to fix.

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PICK YOUR BATTLES

Not everything should be a problem or a fight. Not everything should always result in an argument. If your spouse leaves the fridge door open and it stays open all night, but you come across it in the morning and the food has already spoiled, remind yourself that accidents happen. The incident already happened, there is nothing much you can do to fix the situation, so simply move forward and learn from that mistake. I understand tensions and emotions can play a major role but remind yourself which battle is worth fighting about. That example can be easily solved with a respectful verbal manner and positive actions. No arguments necessary. Pick your battle wisely, not everything should be a nasty fight!

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RESPECT

Like Aretha Franklin belts-- R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Respect one another, you guys are in this relationship together, you are in this fight together, and even though it isn't always easy, respect one another! Give respect where it is deserved. Treat your spouse the way you want to be treated. Obviously, if you aren't being treated with respect, offer space and try again at a later time. But, remember to be kind to one another, love is a great battlefield.

These are just a few things that come to mind on ways to strengthen your marriage. These are some of the things I've personally tried in my own relationship. I can honestly go on and on about other ways you can improve a relationship. Remember, you know your loved one more than anyone else does, really focus on how you can be a better person-- not only for your spouse but most importantly yourself. Change is always good, especially if it’s for the better interest. Let me know your strategies to strengthen a marriage!

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@ A G and Regina. Amen. I totally agree with you and to add to all of that. Put marriage is better and stronger only because of God.

Awesome post really timely, it took me a minute to search through all the secular topics though. Really refreshing to read an article that is pro JESUS, with of course benefits and tips to strengthen any marriage. With love all xx

Also, those who accept the call to live an authentically Christian lifestyle understand that so many things our present society wants to pass on as morally acceptable (and often posted on this site) are in direct conflict with the life we are called to live by Christ. Judaism and Islam as well have no place for pornography, pre-marital sex, etc. a couple who is grounded on issues such as these does have a greater chance for a blessed lifelong marriage.

Very good article. Thanks for being bold in your faith and acknowledging that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, should be the center of every marriage. Every tip you gave was very true. God bless you and keep up the great work.🙏❤️.

Love this article.

@JP well said totally agree with you

Thanks Pinky these are such great tips. I agree with them all but especially having Christ as your foundation for your marriage. He is the centre of our marriage and the third cord. He makes it better.

I love this article! It's wonderful seeing and reading all of these comments from women of GOD! thank you.

Love this article, not really a lot of topics lately on marriage so this was.nice to read

Love this article. Now to start practicing it 😣❤

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