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Lasting relaships are possible Декабрь 5, 2011

Posted by Herbert Masthobane in Today's Devotional.

All married couples want a relationship that would last a lifetime but not everybody knows how to create a lasting marriage. Keeping a marriage is not easy but it is something that can be achieved with commitment and the right understanding of what you are getting yourself into. Although there is no perfect marriage, couples are capable of creating a long-lasting marriage if they are willing to work on the following elements.

Honor the commitment. Many couples were able to survive the difficult times in their marriage because they were able to understand and honor their marriage commitment. Any marriage has its flaws and imperfections but the way couples handle those imperfections make a great difference. Couples should take their wedding vows seriously and the vows are not something that can be thrown out of the window in times of difficulties or trials. Trials are supposed to strengthen the marriage and not ruin it. Couples who accepted their vows as serious commitment are bound to create a long-lasting marriage and divorce is not an option. Mutual respect. Marriage is a union of two people and they should become as one. Although couples are united as one, they are still two different people who may clash once in a while due to their different beliefs, opinions, etc. Your differences can put a strain in your marriage if you do not know how to respect each other. So to create a long-lasting marriage mutual respect is a must.

Willing to sacrifice for your spouse. One characteristic of true love is that you are willing to sacrifice and give way for your spouse. You do not have to be a martyr type of spouse but in a marriage there are situations that you have to give way to make your spouse happy. In a marriage, it is not about you anymore. To create a long-lasting marriage, you have to learn how to compromise or you have to know how to sacrifice for your spouse because this is something that people do for someone they really love. If you are willing to sacrifice for your spouse, the marriage will grow stronger.

Satisfying lovemaking. Couples are vulnerable to temptation if they are not sexually satisfied. Lack of intimacy can put your marriage in danger. One of the reasons of infidelity is sexual dissatisfaction. Couples connect emotionally and physically during lovemaking so both should reach the level of satisfaction to make the lovemaking something to look forward to. A healthy and satisfying sex life is important if you want to create a long lasting marriage.

Share responsibilities. Couples often have their own jobs or carriers and it is best to share responsibilities at home especially if you have kids and errands to carry out. Keeping a marriage, a career and keeping things in order at home are too much for one person to handle. So to avoid stress in your marriage, share responsibilities. Help your spouse to keep things smooth at home. This is also another opportunity to do things together and strengthen your marriage.

It takes a lot of work and dedication to create a long-lasting marriage but it is not impossible for couples to spend the rest of their lives together.



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