Below is a pathway of steps and resources to build a strong marriage. Look over the pathway below and pick one aspect to begin to develop.
CONSISTENT DATE NIGHT & TIME TOGETHER
Have a set time to get away from it all so you can focus on each other and build a strong connection. Here's a great app that is an easy way to build connection & communication to make the most of your time together.
Have a time, maybe before you go to bed, and pray together and for each other.
Some people say a marriage is 50/50. The Bible says it's 100%. Look to the others interest first. Meet their needs. Submit to each other and give yourself away. If you both live like that, you don't have to worry if your needs will be meet.
BUILD UP YOUR SPOUSE TO BE THEIR BEST
Listen to them & encourage each other. Assume the best in them. Give compliments more quickly than cricitism and help each other be at their best.
USE THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES TO BE MORE CONNECTED
Find out how your spouse feels most supported & loved. Communicate and care for them out of how God has created them. Find out more here.
SCHEDULE TIME TO DEVELOP COMMUNICATION.
BE QUICK TO LISTEN & SLOW TO SPEAK.
Listen to know each other. Don't just listen to respond. Try the speak listen repeat technique to build better understanding. Here's a guide.
BOOK & SERIES
WINNING AT HOME & COUNSELING
Winning At Home encourages people with a variety of resources designed to offer hope and renewal to individual lives, families and marriages. Here's a few of their resources that can help you take steps with your spouse.
Winning at Home does on-site counseling at our site on Quarterline Road.
Winning at Home Wellness Center 300 S State St, Ste 13, Zeeland, MI 49464. ph: 888-wah-team.
If you are thinking about getting married at The Journey or by one of the Journey Pastors, please check out our wedding policies & pre-marital information HERE.