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Jan
23

20 “little things” that could change your marriage


We are often looking for that one “BIG IDEA” that is going to “save” our marriage. You know, that magical spell that is just going to make everything be “alright”. The thing is, marriage is more than just that one “incredible experience”, it’s a lifelong process that takes lots of “little things” to make it work.

I found this posted over at dougfields.com
Here are 20 “little thing” ideas that a friend of his stated that he could be doing to change his marriage:

1. Clean up my dishes
2. Not leave clothes on the side of my bed
3. Put the toothpaste in the drawer (I usually leave it out)
4. To hug/kiss her right when I come in the house
5. Fill-up the gas in her car
6. Not watch TV in bed when she’s trying to sleep
7. Write her a short note and put in her briefcase
8. Don’t read the mail and leave the envelopes out
9. Put stuff back in the refrigerator
10. Walk the dog at night so she doesn’t have to
11. Be more affectionate
12. Listen to music instead of sports’ radio while we’re getting ready
13. Turn the lights off when I leave a room
14. Offer to help the kids with their homework
15. Comment and affirm her more often
16. Ask her if I could do the shopping this week
17. Don’t bring my phone to the dinner table
18. Care more deeply about her day
19. Make the bed
20. Bring home flowers/dessert/gift one night a week

Now this is his list, but I’m sure most of us can easily relate to his ideas. In fact, I’m sure we could add even more “little things” to the list that we neglect to think about, but could truly CHANGE our marriage!

What are somethings you could/would add to the list?

Don’t FORGET about the #1 thing you can do for your Marriage… PRAY!

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