The next marriage tip is from Fawn Weaver at Happy Wives Club www.happywivesclub.com , sharing the one tool that can make your marriage happier today:
6. “Your marriage is not promised another day. Today could be all you have remaining together. Think about this every single time you and your spouse part in the morning and be grateful every time you see one another again in the evening. Now is all you have. Gratitude is the gateway to happiness and being grateful for the spouse you have -right here, right now, in this moment- has the power to change your marriage forever.”
Fawn Weaver (AKA the Mrs) is the author of a New York Times Best Seller “Happy Wives Club“. On her extremely helpful blog <http://www.happywivesclub.com/> , she is on a mission to find 1 million women who are living their happily ever after. Why don’t you Join her?
The next hugely important marriage tip is from Dustin & Bethany from Engaged Marriage www.engagedmarriage.com, sharing the best kept secret to mind-blowing (marital) sex:
7. “Sex is not just an activity, it’s the most intimate form of communication.”
And here’s why: “I think we’d all agree that having sex with our spouse more often and in a physically satisfying way is great, but is that all there is to it? Sex is much more important to your marriage than a load of laundry, and it should be treated with the awe and respect that it deserves as an amazing means to unity and closeness in your relationship.”
I love the practical and honest advice you can find at Engaged Marriage www.engagedmarriage.com . You’ll find a ton of advice that you can use without a huge time commitment, in every area of family life.
8. “In almost every marriage, there are things each partner is doing that are worth noticing and which will make you want to “give back” – once you do notice it! It turns out that keeping score in that way and paying that generosity forward will keep that healthy cycle going indefinitely.”
The next tip is from Beth Steffaniak at Messy Marriage www.messymarriage.com “, sharing the communication “tool” to handle conflicts effectively – Reflective Listening:
9. “With true reflective listening you must parrot or repeat back what you’ve heard the speaker say without interpreting or putting it into your own words. You simply want to let the message enter your brain and then flow back out of your mouth. Connecting with our mates” through reflective listening – involves coming alongside the speaker, like teammates ready to tackle the issue, rather than fighting against one another.”