My dear chipped-mug friend, Sherri, is getting hitched tomorrow! You can tell I’m up for the celebration based on the fabulous state of my manicure. This is the most enjoyment I’ve gotten from nail polish since stopping two runs in my support hose! (Clear nail polish is great for runny hose.)
If someone asked me to give some marriage advice off the cuff, here’s what I’d have up my sleeve with just a moment’s notice:
- Pray together. Make it a habit. Morning, evening, doesn’t matter. Pray out loud. Pray about the little things, the big things, the family and friends things. Pray together when you’re angry with each other; pray together when you’re fearful about the future. Thank the Lord in agreement with one another. Remember Who’s in charge.
- Don’t say two things in one sentence by using 1) your words and 2) your tone. If your tone is implying a second point, then choose to use a second sentence instead. Sarcasm stops being funny when it’s the only means by which we communicate our displeasure.
- Turn off the electronics and take a bath together. Communication is much more effective and enjoyable when you strip away all the distractions.
What’s some marriage advice you’ve taken to heart?