We believe in the sanctity of marriage. We believe in spending quality time with our spouses. We believe that your spouse should always come first. You should always make your spouse a top priority in your life. We believe that you should always communicate with your husband/wife, you should NEVER keep secrets, you should never hide things and lie. You should always give each other the space they need, without alienating them. You should never give someone else the same attention that you give your spouse, your spouse deserves your attention more. You should always support one another in all aspects of life, you should never down them. You should never talk about them in a negative manner. You should make love to your spouse and often (Yes, we said that!). A healthy relationship should consist of all of these things, just not some.
We've been told for decades that half of all marriages will end in divorce, with a small portion of couples being permanently separated. How did we even get to this point?
We won't bore you with the numbers, because the numbers aren't actually important. What's important is cultivating your marriage, so that you don't become another statistic.
There are several factors involved when a marriage starts to go bad. We can't let those bad things outweigh the good. Marriage is a beautiful thing. Each person brings something unique to the relationship. It can be rewarding and fun; it should never be frustrating.
If children are involved in your marriage, it can be easy to shift your focus from your spouse, especially if your children are young. Don't make your family all about your children and their activities. You will alienate your spouse and this could be detrimental to your marriage. We should always love and honor our spouse.
There will be plenty of times throughout your marriage when you start to feel stuck in a rut. No one said that your marriage would be a fantasy walk. Marriages take hard work. We should never run from those hard times, we should grab each others hands and face those problems together. Embrace the good times and create new memories together.
Take your husband/wife out on a date, instead of going out with your friends, take your spouse out. We're not saying to ignore your friends, but if you're spending more time with your friends than with your spouse, it's a recipe that could potentially lead down that road to divorce.
So whether you're a newly wed, or a veteran in marriage, or plan on getting married one day, remember that getting married will be one of the best things that will ever happen to you, but it'll never be a cake walk to get there. It'll take hard work from the both of you, but marriage can bring you closer to one another and bring out the best in each other.
In a society that glorifies selfishness, fight to preserve your marriage.