Day 1- From the day you get married, know that nothing “magical” happens once you make it official. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking marriage will just “take its course”. You should still go on dates, say “I love you”, learn more about your spouse, and be ACTIVE in protecting your relationship.
Day 2- Support your spouse! (As long as they are making Godly decisions that are best for your family) Their first layer of support should come from you, not the outside world. If they are not making Godly decisions, pray for your spouse.
Day 3- As a young Bride or Groom, respect the position your spouse is in, AND value your role. (Of course, this should continue throughout your marriage)
Day 4- You can’t place the blame on just one spouse. There should not be a such thing as “growing apart”. Both of you are responsible for moving TOGETHER.
Day 5- Always speak well of your spouse, even to yourself. Speak well of your spouse in the recesses of your heart and mind, and you will treat them well.
Day 6- When I first got married, I wish would have known…to not let small things turn into big problems.
Day 7- Marriage involves thinking and planning beyond the wedding. Our wedding cost approximately $2,900 (for EVERYTHING, Including the honeymoon). It wasn’t the “Wedding of the Century”. However, the memories made, and significance of the vows that we take so seriously today, are PRICELESS.
Day 8- Laugh together before going to bed.
Day 9- Feed what you want to grow in your spouse and starve what you want to wither. Give attention to all that is wonderful about your spouse. Give grace, mercy and forgiveness to your spouse’s shortcomings.
Day 10 and TBT- When needed, be creative in marriage! Love doesn’t cost a thing…watch the video to learn about the most romantic gift ever received in this marriage. It cost about fifty cents, but its value is so much more! Day 10 Tip Video & Throw Back Thursday
Day 11- “They aren’t ready” Many thought we were too young to be married…we should finish school first, etc. Don’t let someone else’s opinion or experience in marriage stop you from getting married. Although “day 1” of your marriage could be the most perfect day, know that you and your spouse are not perfect. However, you must be willing to be fully committed to grow and learn with your spouse.
Day 12- Cook together. Keep the cooking spicy and we are not just talking about the food. No seriously, we are talking about cooking.
Day 13- It is important in marriage to have a church home, with a solid foundation in the Word, strong/humble leadership, and loving marriage mentors.
Day 14- Seek Oneness. We hope you have enjoyed our 14 tips in honor our 14th Wedding Anniversary.