Marriage is a lifetime commitment. People are supposed to marry to procreate, start a family, and cherish their love with their spouse, children, and grandchildren for the rest of their lives. In other words, marriage is supposed to be built to last.
If there is one good secret to having a lasting marriage, it would be to make oneself ready to enter into this kind of relationship. You should not just marry a person because you have fallen in love and you feel like you already want to spend the rest of your life with her or him.
To guide you, here are some tips to make your marriage healthy and long-lasting:
1) Bless your home and your marriage:
Blessings are what you earned by doing the right things and avoiding sins. Therefore, bless your home and your family, not only by praying but also by practicing righteousness and avoiding wickedness.
2) Communicate Without Hesitation:
Communication without hesitation doesn’t mean you immediately pounce on your partner when they say or do something you don’t like. Instead, you should take the time to reflect on what happened. When the time is right, bring up the issue with your partner so the two of you can talk openly and reach a resolution.
3) Do Something Regularly Together That You Both Enjoy:
A great way to build trust and spend quality time with your significant other is doing something that you both enjoy.
Doing something regularly together creates one more opportunity for you and your partner to spend more time with each other regularly.
If working out together isn’t your thing, you can consider other activities. You can volunteer at your local nonprofit, go for a hike in the woods, or even read a book together. The choices are endless, so be creative
4) Do not envy other couples or people:
Be grateful for the blessings and graces you receive every day. Always thank your wife or husband for the little or great efforts they make to take care and love you. If you see happy couples or families, be inspired and happy to see them instead of being envious or bitter.
5) Know your marital duties and obligations:
Do not be ignorant of your marital responsibilities. Know that as husband and wife, the both of you are obliged to live together, support each other, be honest with each other, be faithful to each other, do procreation, and take care of your children.
6) Fulfill your marital obligations to each other:
Knowing your marital duties is not enough. Hence, don’t just be reminded but do your best to perform those obligations mentioned above.
7) Love yourself as you love your partner:
Learn to love yourself. Have a balanced diet, do regular exercise, get enough sleep, avoid vices that get you sick, and always improve your personal development. Remember that you cannot love and take care of your family if you can’t even love and take care of yourself.
8) Trust your partner:
Realize that trusting your partner is an essential key to having a long-lasting marriage. Know your partner better. Listen to her or him. Stop making false assumptions. Unless there is clear evidence that your partner is deceiving you, always treat her or him as a person who can be trusted.