Friday, July 04, 2008

THREE C'S OF MARRIAGE

From FOCUS ON THE FAMILY

Today • Friday • July 4, 2008

 

By Dr Bill Maier

 

Let’s talk about the principles of a good marriage.

 

The first is Communication. All relationships need active and clear communication in order to survive, and this is especially true in marriage.

 

If something is bugging you, talk to your spouse about it. And ask them if anything you’ve done is bothering them.

 

It’s amazing what a little conversation can do to draw two people together.

 

The second is Compromise — and it works best when both sides have aired their differences.

 

Marriage is a series of give-and take negotiations, and all couples need to be willing to put the relationship above their own wants and wishes.

 

The third is Consideration. One father told his son: “Treat your wife with as much courtesy as you would a friend, and you’ll probably be fine.”

 

That’s a good rule of thumb for all of us.

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