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  1. I agree with you on all these! Congrats on your seven years! It was our tenth this year and I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. Marriage has changed me, and taught me and helped me in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts here!

  2. Congratulations on your Anniversary. I am so happy to hear the way you speak of your marriage. I think it is so sad that 7 years seems to be a long time. I come from a family with lots of divorce, but have managed to have a blessed marriage for most of our 21 years. The key is putting God first, as well as the tips you mentioned. I wrote about marriage recently and the power of the tongue. Thanks so much for this post!

    1. Thanks for the article. Those are so true and important reminders. I had to retrain myself not to feel like I had to have the last word, it was such a pride thing of always wanting to be right. I still struggle with it, probably always will, but I work really hard and am continuing to pray about it.

    1. Amy I love them and they have been such a great tool to help guide my prayer time especially when I feel like I’m praying the same prayers over and over again (not that there is anything wrong with that!) They usually spark some inspiration and I am able to spend some quality time praying for my husband.

  3. Sounds like you are on the right track. My daughter just got married a couple of months ago and I tried to explain some of this to her and how it takes 3 to make a marriage, the couple standing along side each other as partners and God in the center…but I am only mom so now I will email her this post and hope it reinforces those things she already knows in her heart.

  4. Stopping by from Thrifty Thursday link party. Victoria, agree completely about submission. Marriage is a team not a competition of who’s right or wrong. There should not be score keeping. I learned this late in life. Also learned not to bad mouth your husband to family/parents. Keep the wifely complaining to a girl friend not family members.

  5. Such great advice and so true. Marriage is hard work, but when following these 7 tips, it can be so rewarding!! I think the biggest piece of advice (other than putting God first in your marriage) is time. We need to invest in our spouses–that is important to model to our children as well!

    1. That is so true Kristen! Making it a priority to spend time together either on a date or even after the kids go to bed, is so beneficial to marriages.

  6. I loved this article and your tips. Especially prayer. My husband and I pray together every day and I think that is the #1 thing we do that helps our marriage. Even if we don’t agree about something or don’t have a lot of time together, prayer draws us together and resolves our differences every time. It’s amazing. Fantastic article.
    I found your blog from the Titus2Tuesday linkup. 🙂

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  8. You’re definitely speaking to me.
    My man and I have also been married for 7 years; and both of our sets of parents are divorced. I agree wholeheartedly that a weekly meeting is crucial. He’s a Star Trek fan so I remind him that in order for Homeship Operations to go smoothly, the Captain and First Officer must have regular briefings.

    (Groan-worthy pun time)
    What will he say when I get a machine to make clothes for the next generation?

    “Make it sew, Number One! “

  9. Divorce is a reality that’s rampant nowadays and its’ up to couple on how to handle it. Thanks for sharing your experienced and thoughts.

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