40 Days to a Better Marriage Tip of the Day–Monday, 3/4: Celebrate your Victories. Marriage can be a wild ride. As I type this, my upstairs toilet is leaking through the light fixture in my entry way ceiling! Plumbers, tile guys, and electricians are scratching their heads. It would be easy for any couple to start snapping at each other in light of the tension, frustration and expense. Fortunately, through God’s abundant grace, Lisa and I are both working hard to do what we can to support each other through what is turning out to be a…challenging day.
How do you get through stressful times with your love securely intact? You intentionally call to mind, discuss, and remind each other of all the other things you have already overcome as a couple. Maybe you even laugh a little as you remember the list of crazy things that you’ve faced, beaten, and grown through already.
Chances are you’ve weathered at least a few storms in your time together. Today, recall those times. Remember the successes you’ve shared and the lessons you’ve learned Share those stories of all the dragons you’ve slayed together and celebrate how much you’ve overcome with God’s grace. Pull each other a little closer and acknowledge how you’ve been there for each other through it all. Promise to be there for each other tomorrow no matter what.
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