18 tips that will strengthen (and maybe even save) your marriage

18 tips that will strengthen (and maybe even save) your marriage February 16, 2013


Below are a few of the most popular status updates I’ve shared on our facebook Marriage Page. You could read this entire list in less than a minute, but I believe these words could make a lasting impact on your marriage. I hope these quotes bring some perspective, encouragement, focus and renewed passion to your marriage! For additional resources and some fun stuff for you and your spouse, please check out our free video series The 4 Pillars of a Strong Marriage.

In no particular order, here are 18 of our most popular marriage posts:

1. Husbands, Love your Wives Well! Your children are noticing how you treat her. You are teaching your Sons how they should treat Women and you are teaching your Daughters what they should expect from Men.

2. Someone once said, “Being in love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Whoever said that is probably divorced! The Truth is that husbands and wives must be quick to forgive and to humbly seek forgiveness from each other. “I Love You,” “I’m Sorry” & “I forgive you.” should be said often.

3. Be VERY careful about having friends of the opposite sex. If you have a “friend” that you tell things to that you don’t tell your spouse, then you are creating toxic situation. Affairs don’t start in the bedroom; they start with conversations, emails, texts and communication that lead down a dangerous path. Protect your Marriage!

4. Don’t be jealous of somebody else’s Marriage; invest in your own! If the Grass looks Greener on the other side, you need to stay home and water your own grass.

5. Don’t complain about your Spouse’s flaws…they are the very reasons why he/she didn’t find a spouse better than you!

6. Husbands and Wives must love each other regardless of their imperfections. Loving your spouse does’t mean that you approve of everything that they do, but it does mean that your commitment to them is bigger than all of their flaws.

7. A strong marriage requires to people who choose to love each other even on those days they struggle to like each other.

8. A marriage only works when both partners are fully committed. When only one spouse is doing all the work, it’s like trying to swim with one arm tied behind your back…you only go in circles. Work together. Serve each other. Always Love each other.

9. Don’t put your marriage on hold while you’re raising your kids or else you’ll end up with an empty nest and an empty marriage.

10. Don’t try to fix your spouse or change your spouse; just Love them and let God take care of the rest!

11. Husbands and Wives must love and accept each other at all times in all circumstances. You must be able to say to your spouse, “In good times, I will celebrate with you. In hard times, I’ll cry with you. In uncertain times, I will hold you. In all times, now and forever, I’ll be by your side, no matter what!”

12. Hey Husbands, if you want to improve things in the Bedroom, start by serving your wife in other rooms of the house. Something as practical as doing the dishes or folding laundry could end up being good foreplay!

13. Don’t build your Marriage on your feelings which will constantly be changing. Build your Marriage on your Faith in God and your undying Commitment to each other and your feelings will usually catch up.

14. When you make your marriage vows on your Wedding Day, you didn’t use words like “Maybe” or “Unless”. Marriage never works if we’re thinking of an Exit Strategy. “Til Death do us Part” is the best and only way.

15. If you’re willing to leave your spouse for another person, in terms of your Character, it’s not much different than taking your children to an orphanage and trading them in for other kids whom you find more attractive or polite than your own kids.

16. Don’t focus on improving your Marriage…Focus on improving Yourself, serving your Spouse and growing daily in your relationship with God and your marriage will start improving on its own!

17. Married Couples often say things were more fun “back when they were dating.” Don’t stop dating your spouse just because you’re married! Bring the fun back and make “Date Night” a priority!

18. Your words have the power to build up our spouse or to tear them down; to bring out the best in them or the worst in them. Choose to be their biggest Encourager, not their biggest Critic. Be the one who wipes away their tears, not the one who causes them.

…And one bonus quote, “A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other!”

For more marriage-building tips and tools, please check out our bestselling book iVow: Secrets to a Stronger Marriage which is now also available for Download on iTunes for iPads and iPhones.


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