to all married women ♥

1.   don't give up.  with God in your marriage, all things are possible.  {1 Corinthians 13:7}

2.   respect your husband.  it's important and something he'll be grateful for. {Ephesians 5:33}

3.   learn forgiveness.  we are all sinners and none of us are perfect.  {Ephesians 4:32}

4.   talk + talk + talk + talk.  communication is a necessity in marriage. {Proverbs 15:2}

5.   don't speak badly of your husband in front of others.  you would expect the same in return. {Ephesians 4:32}

6.   never go to bed angry.  {Ephesians 4:31}

7.   don't focus on his faults.  everyone has faults, including you.

8.   passion doesn't have to fade.  simply don't allow it to. {Proverbs 5:18-19}

9.   be nice. {Galations 5:22-23}

10. keep God in your marriage and honor Him.  this is SUPER important.  {Colossians 3:17}

11. pray for your marriage and your spouse.  pray hard and pray daily.  pray alone and pray with your spouse.

12. guard your heart.  you don't realize how quickly and easily someone else can get to your heart.    {Proverbs 4:23}

13. say i'm sorry.  something that isn't easy but it's needed.  {Colossians 3:13}

14. even if you feel your marriage is broken, there is always hope.  give it to God!  with God all things are possible!  {Matthew 19:26}

15. go to church together.  i have to say, i adore sitting in a pew with my husband, holding hands and listening to the sermon together.  {Hebrews 10:24-25}

16. kiss him, dance with him on a whim and hold his hand in front of your kids.  show them your romance.  what a perfect place for them to learn about love.

17. laughter and fun are important.  one of the things that drew me to my husband was how easily he could make me laugh.  16 years later we are still laughing.

18. don't complain to your girlfriends about your husband.  talk to him about it.  he won't ever know what to work on if he doesn't know what is on your mind.

19. don't be selfish.  life isn't all about you.  {Philippians 2:4}

20. your marriage is a testimony!  you never know how many people might be drawn closer to Christ because they were watching your marriage walk.

out for now