04 May 28 Things Great Couples Do.
We all want our marriages to work but we must be willing to invest in it. Couples who have made a success of their marriages did not do nothing to make it so. They were deliberate, intentional and willing. To be a great couple we must constantly and deliberately make progress in our own selves. When we are headed towards greatness in our hearts and character, we make greatness out of our marriages.
Before you complain about your marriage, pay attention to the list below. A list of what great couples do.
1. They consider making their marriage work the only option they have.
2. They give their relationship with their spouse paramount attention.
3. They give room for mistakes from their spouse.
4. They never deliberately set out to hurt their spouse.
5. They consider the good of their spouse and marriage in their every decision and choice.
6. They forgive their spouse knowing that they have hurt them too.
7. They give their spouse their desired attention tirelessly.
8. They learn and improve on ways to appreciate their spouse and bring them pleasure.
10. They appreciate their spouse publicly and privately.
11. They are always willing to go the extra mile for their spouse.
12. They develop themselves and work on the attitude their spouse does not like.
13. They block intruders from their marriage.
14. They intercede for their spouses incessantly.
15. They are great positive influencers of their spouse.
16. They allow love be their motive for everything they think, say or do in their marriage.
17. They always pursue peace with their spouse.
18. They consider their spouse the best, never comparing them with another, even in their thoughts,
19. They use right and uplifting words only, to or about their spouse.
20. They consider their spouse a blessing to them.
21. They glory in their spouse’s strengths and pray for their weaknesses.
22. They pray for themselves asking God to make them better persons, hence better wives or husbands for their spouse.
23. They know they are not perfect so they do not expect perfection from their spouse.
24. They protect their spouse from negative influences and influencers, praying them out in the spirit.
25. They know when their spouse is hurting and create the right atmosphere to ease the pain.
26. They are always seeking for ways to help their spouse.
27. They are their spouse’s number one cheer leader, encourager and supporter.
28. They know that with God as the foundation, centre and anchor of their marriage, they can rest in His grace.
Be completely humble and gentle; Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace. – Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. – 1 Peter 4:8 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you, ‘Declare The Lord,’ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
If every man and wife, take time to rest on The Holy Ghost to be and do all of those, a joy filled and fulfilling marriage is awaiting.
These are all that I came to mind, I can imagine there are more,
What would you add?
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IkennaPosted at 13:42h, 26 May
Thank you Ma. This is a great read. Not for me alone as i will share with my wife and we will discuss how we could improve on some of the points.
Praise God I found this
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 16:32h, 26 May
Praise God Bro! I am glad it is a blessing.
Mary GeisenPosted at 02:08h, 07 May
Great ideas! This is a list to pass onto my sons as they consider marriage in their futures. Thank you!
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 21:26h, 07 May
Thanks Mary. I trust they would find it helpful.
Have a super blessed day!
MichellPosted at 18:33h, 06 May
Great list Ugochi! You’ve covered pretty much everything, lol! I would say “be flexible” and don’t take everything so serious. Sometimes as spouses, we blow up because something doesn’t go right or the way “we” want it. We need to learn to at times take a chill pill and go with the flow. It’ll make marriage and life so much easier! 🙂 Blessings my friend!
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 21:25h, 07 May
Flexibility IS important! Taking a chill pill will sure allow us to have fun in our marriages.
Thanks for coming by Michell.
RoseyPosted at 18:09h, 06 May
What a wonderful list. Everyone admires the couple who has been married fifty years or more… but I bet those couples have some stories…they just stuck with it, and each other, over the long haul. 🙂
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 21:23h, 07 May
Very true, we always think the grass is greener on the other side… except we hardly imagine how much work was put in it.
BethPosted at 17:54h, 06 May
This is a great list, Ugochi. I think it might be a great way to evaluate ourselves daily. If I had to score myself on each of these, what would my “grade” be? It might be rather eye-opening to do such an exercise. I’m going to be sharing this, my friend! Good stuff as always!
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 21:22h, 07 May
It sure would, I believe I should put myself up to this evaluation. Many thanks for this idea Beth, and thanks for sharing.
Have a super blessed day!
AmakamediaPosted at 16:48h, 06 May
Thank you for this. I’ll keep it in mind when I say “I DO”
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 21:16h, 07 May
Praise God! I sure hope you will let us know “the date”.