Friday, May 24, 2013

Marriage Advice from an Older Woman


We've been married 27 years today.  I wouldn't trade my man for anyone in the world.  It's been a rough ride at times, but we have taken it together.  I'm a blessed woman.

A couple of words of advice to young ladies who are married or engaged....

1) Promise each other that no matter how angry or frustrated you get with each other, you will NEVER say the D word. (d------) If the two of you never say it, or even think it, you'll never do it.

2) If you have something to discuss that may cause tempers to flare, go out for dinner or for a Coke to discuss it. We behave much better in public. ~smile~

3) Read your Bible together. Pray together. Face challenges together. Think we and us, not I and me.

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and all that He says. He is our salvation for eternity and our salvation in life's hard times.


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May I suggest?





16 comments:

  1. Great advice on the D word! I don't think it should really be in any married persons vocabulary.

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    Hannah J

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  2. You are so right Hannah. A couple of years ago, God moved us to a new church.
    There are many divorced women, one of my friends got a divorce last year, and
    I know another woman who wants a divorce. There is such an attack on marriage.

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  3. How bout that? We were married 27 years on May 31st! :) Happy Anniversary.

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  4. You are so right that we behave much better in public! What a thought! I'll have to to try that next time....if I can find a place to stow the kids. ;)

    Great post!

    Lisa
    Www.thecourageousjourney.com

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  5. Hi Lisa,

    I'm not sure how old your kids are. What about this? Take them to the park or a playground. You can either sit a little ways off in lawn chairs, on a bench, or at a picnic table and talk while they play.

    Thanks for talking back. I'm coming to your blog right now!

    Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  6. I love the suggestion to talk in public where you are forced to keep your voices down and sit close together. I've done the park thing for a serious conversation but also sat them down for some cartoons and talked in the next room. Knowing they're in ear shot helps you remember that God is in ear shot too!

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  7. I love the suggestion to talk in public where you are forced to keep your voices down and sit close together. I've done the park thing for a serious conversation but also sat them down for some cartoons and talked in the next room. Knowing they're in ear shot helps you remember that God is in ear shot too!

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  8. I love the suggestion to talk in public where you are forced to keep your voices down and sit close together. I've done the park thing for a serious conversation but also sat them down for some cartoons and talked in the next room. Knowing they're in ear shot helps you remember that God is in ear shot too!

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  9. Hi Helene,
    Not only do we keep our voices down, it helps with tone of voice, too. ~smile~
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  10. Congratulations to you Laura and your husband! Thanks for sharing these very helpful advice, God bless you and grant you both many more years of bliss together. Have a super blessed day!
    Love

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  11. Just now reading this post. You advice is so great! We have been married 53 years this coming spring. The three things you outlined would solve so many marital problems if couples could just adhere to them. Thanks for your insight and God bless and help all married couples to fight this battle against marriage. God bless you also! Helen

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  12. Thank you Helen!
    Fifty-three years means you know what you're talking about!
    God bless you with many many more.
    Laura

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  13. Great blog you have! Thanks for linking up!
    God Bless,
    Chris

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  14. Brief but profound advice. I have thought about discussing in public, it makes a lot of sense.
    Happy anniversary Laura!
    Have a super blessed day!
    Love

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