The fact that Janice and I have been married for 42 years gives me a certain level of credibility in writing this post. Have they all been happy years? Yes, albeit some more so than others. But the important thing is that our love continues to deepen as we look forward to growing old together.
I am fully aware that this list is far from comprehensive, but these keys have been instrumental in helping our marriage become what it is. Hopefully, they will help you have a happy marriage.
1. Love your differences...
‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.’ Genesis 2:24-25
Several years ago I counseled a man who explained to me his terrible dilemma. He said, “My mother is in a nursing home about three hours away. I don’t go see her. I feel awful about it because I know that I should honor my parents. When I used to go see her she would criticize me and say horrible things about my wife and kids for hours. She has always resented my wife and has told me repeatedly that I married the wrong person. I can’t handle her stress. I just haven’t gone to see her in the last couple of years.”
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