20 (Surprisingly Simple) Rules and Tools for a Great by Steve Stephens

By Steve Stephens

Best-selling writer Dr. Steve Stephens deals concrete but basic how you can construct marriages at the present time, even if existence speeds through at a frantic speed. in addition to a prayer to invite for God's support, every one bankruptcy deals principles and instruments that make following ideas like “Accept Differences,” “Listen Carefully,” and “Compliment day-by-day” effortless. Readers could be stunned at how utilizing those easy ideas could make a very good marriage even greater . . . or retain a suffering marriage from falling aside.

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She offers words of encouragement whenever she can. She snuggles up beside me and puts her arms around me and whispers that she loves me. Each little thing she does is a sparkling treasure; by itself it may be small, but as the little things accumulate, I realize that I’m a very wealthy man. In the true story A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken, the author writes about a code of chivalry he shared with his wife. The code, which involved a commitment to focus on the small things, was symbolized by a simple glass of water.

Peter tells husbands to “be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect . . so that nothing will hinder your prayers” (1 Peter 3:7, NIV). Lack of consideration blocks your wishes, while real consideration ultimately gives you what you want. This works for both husbands and wives. As I am considerate of and sensitive to Tami, she is considerate of and sensitive to me. In fact, what she gives back often far exceeds what I gave her in the first place. When we’re considerate with each other, our communication and coordination improve.

When you are stressed, you become irritable, impatient, and negative. Having fun relieves stress and builds great memories. Some of the best memories Tami and I have are of times when we were having fun. We’ve had great times hiking and snorkeling and exploring places both close to home and far away. Even as I’m writing these words 44 RULE ᕨ: Find Time for Fun Tami and I are sitting beside a pool on the Oregon coast, watching our three kids laugh and play in the water. What a great time. What a great memory.

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