20 (Surprisingly Simple) Rules and Tools for a Great by Steve Stephens

By Steve Stephens

Best-selling writer Dr. Steve Stephens deals concrete but uncomplicated how one can construct marriages at the present time, even if existence speeds via at a frantic velocity. besides a prayer to invite for God's aid, each one bankruptcy deals rules and instruments that make following principles like “Accept Differences,” “Listen Carefully,” and “Compliment day-by-day” effortless. Readers might be shocked at how utilizing those easy principles could make a superb marriage even greater . . . or retain a suffering marriage from falling aside.

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Try this test: Look over at your partner and smile (or giggle, if you’re feeling brave). I’ll bet your partner smiles (or giggles) in response. If you want a great marriage, make a commitment to have some fun. Be responsible and do what needs to be done, but wear a smile. Develop a cheerful heart and a sense of humor. Play to your heart’s content and laugh until your sides hurt. Do what you did when you first met each other and your love was fresh. TODAY’S TOOLS Prayer Dear God, Thank you for creating a world that includes time for fun and play and laughter.

Positive regard communicates acceptance, respect, and honor. Good manners do the same thing. ” For some reason this seems especially hard for guys. The words are so simple, but we don’t say them nearly as often as we should. Good manners demand that you say “I’m sorry” whenever it is needed. Unfortunately, many couples don’t recognize when it is needed. So here are twelve times to say “I’m sorry”: 1. When you are wrong 2. When you are rude 3. When you are defensive 4. When you are impatient 5. When you are negative 6.

Reflect on the energy, effort, and sacrifice these things took. Thank your partner for doing these things. Write down ten positive character qualities you have discovered about your spouse. In the form of a compliment, share one of these qualities with your spouse every day over the next ten days. When someone compliments your partner in any way, publicly reaffirm the compliment. 21 RULE ᕥ WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM MEG AND EDDIE WERE STUCK. Meg insisted that marriage was hard work—that a couple had to stand together and struggle through a host of difficulties.

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