Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Marriage Tips

I read this from a Christian Marriage site, and thought of sharing this to all my married friends and those planning to settle down.

Tips for A Healthy Marriage:
  1. Keep God FIRST!
  2. Pray Together!
  3. Respect and honor each other!
  4. Encourage each other to grow together!
  5. Read the Bible together as much as possible!
  6. Be swift to hear & slow to speak!
  7. Make time to communicate with each other!
  8. Protect and honor your marriage vows!
  9. Do not let others come between your marriage!
  10. Have a "Mission Statement" for your Marriage & Family!
  11. Thank God everyday for your Mate & the Life you have together!
  12. Understand that "love" is a choice, not a feeling!(You must choose everyday to Love your mate)
And a poem from an unknown author:

Love is a look, a smile, brief as an instant,
long as eternity, a spark engendered by a
reaching out, a touch of hands, an intuition
that knows how to heal a hurt, and how to build a world.

For love's sake only, cherishing each other,
lovers move freely within a circle, that
defines their being, shapes what they become,
and thus they are fulfilled each in the other.

When love speaks in feeling,
love responds in instant recognition,
in embrace and letting go, always in the certainty of renewal.
Shared sorrows, disappointments only serve to strengthen love.

Let this be a pledge of love's safekeeping,
that in sleep, lovers dream each other's self,
and when they wake in the morning,
some new insight,some lovely memory of the other,
warms and draws and holds them closer together.
So love begins in longing,
Love is transformed into belonging.

Author Unknown