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Principles for a Successful Marriage

“How to make Valentine’s Day last?”

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! I know every day is a day of love, but Valentine’s Day is just one day where we can be more intentional about showing love to everyone. God is love and real love comes from Him. ( I John 4:16) I am so glad to know that God’s love lasts. I don’t know about you but I want Valentine’s Day to last beyond one day.

As I think about Valentine’s Day and marriage, I want to share some tips on making Valentine’s Day every day in your marriage. After twenty-three years of marriage, I can honestly say that these are tips that I strive to live by. Before, sharing Valentine’s Day tips, I want to say that having an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ is truly the key to making a marriage or any other relationship successful.

V – (VALUE) Value your spouse and each day that you get to spend together.

A – (AFFECTION) Give the affection (hugs, kisses, back/foot massage, and gentle touches) that is due to your spouse.

L – (LOVE) Show your spouse some love every day!

E – (Eat) Eat meals together often.

N – (NEVER) Never go to bed angry.

T – (TALK & TOGETHERNESS) Take time to talk and spend daily time together.

I – (INTIMACY) Spend intimate time together on a regular basis.

N – (NOURISH) Nourish each other by aiming to please, take good care of each other.

E – (ENJOY) Intentionally enjoy each time that you spend in your spouse’s presence.

S – (SAY) Say something good to affirm your spouse on a regular basis.

D – (DATE) Plan different types of dates with your spouse, lunch dates, dinner dates, getaways, and spend quality time together.

A – (ACKNOWLEDGE) Whenever you fall short or mess up, take a moment to acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness. Forgive each other and move on.

Y – (YOU) Take care of yourself! One of the best things you can do for your spouse is to keep yourself in good health and practice self-care.

Until next time,

Carolyn

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4 thoughts on ““How to make Valentine’s Day last?”

  1. rukiyatg on said:

    Good stuff! I like that you ended with You- taking care of ourselves is an act of love towards our spouse. I can show love to my spouse by being healthy, physically and emotionally fit to enjoy life with him. I’m sure he appreciates that!

  2. zithobile kolweni on said:

    Love it and thank you for sharing…

    Zitho

    On Mon, 14 Feb 2022, 13:35 Marriage from A to Z, wrote:

    > marriagefromatoz posted: ” Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! I know every > day is a day of love, but Valentine’s Day is just one day where we can be > more intentional about showing love to everyone. God is love and real love > comes from Him. ( I John 4:16) I am so g” >

  3. Love this💕

  4. Janice Octavia Nelson on said:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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