"Be each others biggest encourager not their biggest critic. Your voice and opinion carries a lot of weight to your spouse use it to build up and encourage not to tear down and critique!"
For us, meeting someone who is not only my best friend, but someone who is fully like-minded in their commitment to God, family, and to me is what has kept our marriage strong all these years. It was never an "optional choice" whether or not to stay as a couple "til death do us part". It's rooting yourself first in God, learning about His plan for you and commuting to following that, and "living that out" into all you do in your marriage, family, friendships and your life together.
Take the time to grow your relationship every day both horizontally but also vertically with God, who is the One that will make it possible to follow through on this life-long relationship with so much joy and blessings in ways unimaginable and unexpected!
Sitting at dinner celebrating our 29th anniversary last year, we realized that, had we not chosen to follow God and on our promise to each other all these years, we would not be sitting there at Morton's Steakhouse, talking about our kids and their awesome accomplishments we've been able to witness together, their outstanding choice in relationships they have.... all these blessings that, for couples that don't stay together, never get
to experience! It's worth it!!
So.... 'Root yourself in God's plan for your life, Choose wisely.... Commit to Forever, and JUST DO IT'"