Do you have any habits in your marriage? Have you ever even thought about whether you do, and if so, what they even are?
There’s always been a whole lot of focus on motivation and goals, but the real key to changing your life and your marriage is found in your daily habits. It’s those little things you do—or don’t do, over time that impact your life the most.
If you want your marriage to last, a big part of that will be investing in habits that will encourage longevity. It’s about making daily, weekly, monthly efforts in caring for one another and your marriage.
3 Must Have Habits
Are you in the habit of treating one another with respect, or have you found yourself lately being kinder to strangers than each other? How you speak to one another is huge. Proverbs 18:21a tells us that, “The tongue has power of life and death”. Respect speaks life, disrespect doesn’t. Speaking life also avoids a lot of unnecessary conflict. If you want to learn how to do that in 3 minutes, check out How to Avoid Conflict in your Marriage in 3 Minutes.
Are you making physical contact each day, or are your heads hitting the pillows at night with the realization that you never shared one kiss or one hug all day—or maybe you just read this and had the thought that “I can’t even remember the last time we touched.”
Those good morning and goodnight kisses, those car ride handholds, and those hugs for no special reason, add up over time and all make for healthy marriages. They also make for healthier and longer physical connections too! Don’t let a 5 second kiss be too much to invest—make physical contact a daily habit.
Lastly, are you communicating each day? Do you discuss your day, your thoughts, and feelings with one another? Is your communication stagnant, or does it seem to keep getting stolen by the busyness of running a home and having children?
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Good communication breeds great connection, and great connection breeds trust, marital satisfaction, and longevity.
Take a moment to pause and evaluate your daily habits and ask yourself what direction they’re taking you and your marriage in? Is it a direction you want to go?
Next Step–Discuss this topic with your spouse.
Do you feel like you are all alone in your marriage?
Are your schedules so busy with work and taking care of your family that you are simply too tired to connect?
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