I never thought making a list would improve my marriage! I originally saw Tony Morgan do something similar, and decided to give it a shot myself. Here are ten politically incorrect reasons that our marriage works:
We still listen to our song. We stay in shape for each other. We date. A lot. We actively work on loving our in-laws. We’re committed to resolving conflicts before going to bed. She cooks for me…and enjoys it. I keep my head clean shaven for her. We hold hands everywhere we go…and sit close to each other at home and in public. I open the car door for her, even in the rain. We speak well of each other in public, even if the other person isn’t there.
Try this: Grab a piece of paper and sit down with your spouse. Make your own separate lists of ten reasons why you're still married. Then share it with each other (on a date, or over coffee).
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