Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

Who are you?

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One of the best things you can do before getting into a relationship is to learn as much as you can about yourself. Accept the things that you can not change and make changes where necessary. If you are married you can be a better mate when you know yourself and then learn to be happy with you. If you are not happy as an individual, chances are you will not be happy in a marriage.

When learning yourself, be sure to know your likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. Ask the following questions: What issues do you have with you? Do you have any issues with your family? How were you raised and what are some of the things you were exposed to? How has the way that you were raised affected you? Sometimes the way that we were raised has helped us and sometimes it has hurt us. Be honest with yourself and when it is time for a relationship, be honest with your mate.

For singles: It is so important to spend time getting to know someone before marriage. You need time to collect data and to make a wise choice. Although no one is perfect, you need to be sure that the person is perfect for you.

For married people: Accept who you are and the mate that you have chosen. When you start seeing things that you don’t like, commit to praying daily for your spouse. Seek God and regardless of what your mate is doing, be the best “You” that you can be.

Until next week . . .

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