Checking In With the Sisters – 10 Tips to a Happy Marriage

Next month, my husband and I will celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. Saying that – seventeen years – sounds like such a long time, and yet sometimes it feels like yesterday that we were young 20-somethings just starting out.

As I was checking in with our sister sites this week, I found a wonderful post written by Deb on 5 Minutes for Faith. Deb just happens to be one of the most wonderful, sincere, and delightful women I have met on the internet, and so if she gives me advice, I’m going to listen. I wholeheartedly recommend her 10 tips to a happy marriage, whether you’re just starting out, 17 years into the journey, or celebrating 40 years like her.

Top Ten Tips to a Happy Lasting Marriage

Rev and I are celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary today. It’s hard for me to believe. I can still relive the moment we met, our first date, our first kiss, and each and every milestone since.

We have a few do’s and don’ts that we’ve used over the years. We believe they have been helpful in not only having a marriage that lasts, but one that is happy and fun, too.

Our Top Ten Marriage Tips:

1. Laugh – We both love to laugh and we love to make each other laugh. Humor has gotten us through many of life’s difficult moments.

2. Flirt – Never stop flirting with each other. (Only with each other.) Remember how you worked at winning each other’s affection at the beginning. Don’t stop. Ever.

3. Protect – Put a hedge of protection around your marriage. Don’t put yourself in a situation where you will be tempted to betray your marriage vows emotionally or physically.

Want to read tips 4 through 10? Finish reading Deb’s post here…

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.


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