Marriage is one of those things that can get more challenging the longer you’re in it.
You want a marriage that is constantly growing better, stronger and more extraordinary… but you may not know what to do right now in your own life to accomplish this.
We’ve been married for almost 20 years and there have been seasons when we didn’t even try.
And yet when we made a decision to improve ourselves our marriage was better for it.
Here’s the amazing thing about being committed to constant growth in yourself and in your relationship…
Improving yourself and your relationship doesn’t just impact the two of you. It impacts your kids, your extended family, friends and everyone that you come in contact with.
We hope you’ll consider these three ways improve yourself and your relationship that start from within.
Seek And You Shall Find
Complimenting and encouraging your spouse keeps you focused on YOUR marriage. When YOU compliment your spouse of their amazing attributes you also are reminding yourself of these attributes as well.
What if today, even amidst chaos, kids and crammed schedules you only looked for the good? Will that impact how you responded to your husband or wife?
What if you took that habit and reminded yourself of it everyday? How would that affect your marriage this year? Or the next 5 or 10?
Commit to finding the positive.
There aren’t plenty of things that can tear your spouse down, don’t let yourself be one of them.
Be Content Jealousy Will Steal The Joy Out Of Your Marriage
To grow closer together you need to be able to trust your each other.
Rebuilding your trust could be the best thing you do for yourself and your marriage. Trust is built in the small actions done consistently.
Are you giving your word and keeping it?
What if for the next week you kept every promise you made?
If you need help getting off the emotional roller coaster of jealousy, join Breaking Free: How To Improve Yourself to Improve Your Relationship.
Forgiveness Isn’t About THEM, It’s About YOU:
Your spouse may not be asking for you to forgive them and yet it’s not about them.
It’s about you.
Contrary to believe, there’s only one person you can control in your marriage… is YOU.
Hanging on will torment you over and over again.
Ask yourself, “If I truly let go of this thought that isn’t serving me right now, how would I treat my wife or husband? How much more would our marriage improve? How would I feel?”
We aren’t asking you to forget, just forgive. Over and over again. Even great spouses will make mistakes.
If you want to take divorce off the table, enjoy the little things with your spouse, or even if you just want to make tomorrow more joyful today, then this is the time to take the next step.
because your relationship with yourself influences your marriage. You’re missing out on positive opportunities in your life when you aren’t fully connecting with your spouse!