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Rules For A Happy Marriage

For this cause shall a man leave his father and
mother, and be joined to his wife; And they two
shall be one flesh: so then they are no more two,
but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together,
let not man put asunder. (Mark 10:7-9)

  1. Never both be angry at the same time.
  2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.
  3. If one of you has to win an arguement, let it be your mate.
  4. If You have to criticize, do it lovingly.
  5. Never bring up mistakes of the past.
  6. Neglect the whole world rather than each other.
  7. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.
  8. At least once every day say one kind or complimentary thing to your life's partner.
  9. When you have done something wrong, be ready to admit it and ask for forgiveness.
  10. Remember, it takes two to make a quarrel, and the one in the wrong is usually the one who does the most talking!

This page was found in an old book my grandmother had. It was probably from sometime in the 1950's, I think - but the things mentioned here are still sound advice today. These things are sometimes very difficult to accomplish, though, aren't they?

I believe there is something more important than all these, the one things that makes all the rest of these things possible. Above all else, put God first in your marriage. Make sure that pleasing God is a priority in your life and especially in your marriage. Then put your spouse above yourself. Always treat your spouse respectfully, even when you disagree. Doing so honors both your mate and the Lordl

Doing these things does not guarantee that your marriage will be all smooth sailing. Every marriage has it's ups and downs, of course, and problems are a part of life. But it will be a much smoother ride, the storms of life will be easier to navigate, and we will have a far greater blessing if we honor God and our spouse by following these words of wisdom.


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