Monday, June 07, 2010

Six Steps to Making a Good Marriage Even Better

1. Survive an earthquake together.

2. Spend almost all of five months apart. A long way apart, preferably in separate countries.

3. Communicate sporadically at first, then more regularly by phone, email, and Skype.

4. Face many challenges separately.

5. Get back together.

6. Realize many times a day what a blessing your spouse is and how you could so easily have lost him/her. As a result of this realization, treat each other like the one-of-a-kind creations of God you both are and revel in God's incomprehensible and completely undeserved goodness in letting you be together.

Please note: Some experts have suggested that the first five steps could be omitted and that couples could skip directly to #6, with similar results (and fewer side effects). More research needs to be done on this point.

8 comments:

Tricia said...

Glad you're back together!

Rich said...

I don't know if I'm an expert, but I definitely recommend just going straight to #6.

Janet said...

#5 seems important, too...

David said...

Beautifully stated. :) Dave and I volunteer to be subjects in the question regarding skipping #1-5 and going straight to number 6. We will document our findings and give a report at a later date. ;) (Written by Sarah)

Ruth said...

Janet, yeah, but if you never do #2, you won't have to do #5. :-)

Sarah, thanks for volunteering to participate in the research. :-)

Hendrick Family said...

I loved this!

Heather

T & T Livesay said...

:)

We're starting to pray about separating in August. So maybe we'll get to test your theories. But I hope not.

K said...

Love this:) So glad you are back together!