3 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE YOUR RELATIONSHIP OR MARRIAGE SATISFYING
A satisfying relationship or marriage is a happy and a fulfilling one.
It’s one that makes you happy.
It’s does not come by chance or accident.
A satisfying relationship or marriage is a product of deliberate effort by the two parties involved.
If the two parties are not involved in making their relationship or marriage happy, it will not work.
One person cannot make a relationship or marriage satisfying or successful.
It takes two to tango.
Now, to make your relationship or marriage satisfying, you must do something.
Until you do something, nothing will happen.
To make your relationship or marriage satisfying, here are the few things you need to do…
1. Treate your partner as you want to be treated
How do you want your partner to treat you? Treat him or her that way.
You want your partner to love and respect you, surprise you with gifts, speak calmly to you, compliment you, give you attention etc., start by doing these things to your partner.
Sow the seed the first.
“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7:12 NLT).
2. Love and respect your partner
“So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband” (Ephesians 5:33 NLT).
The Scripture commanded the husbands to love their wives as Christ loves the Church and as they love themselves.
The Scripture also commanded the wives to respect their husbands.
Now, this doesn’t mean that the man does not deserve to be loved nor does it mean that the woman does not deserve to be respected.
Everyone deserves to be loved and respected.
You cannot claim to love someone you do not respect.
Absence of respect is an evidence of lack of love.
Respect his rights
Respect her opinions
Respect his decisions
Respect her choices
Respect your partner firstly as a human being before any other thing.
3. Please your partner
“But a married man has to think about his earthly responsibilities and how to please his wife…a married woman has to think about her earthly responsibilities and how to please her husband” (1 Corinthians 7:33-34 NLT).
Whether married or unmarried, you have responsibilities towards your partner and one of those responsibilities is to PLEASE him or her.
To please your partner means to gratify, to give someone pleasure, to give satisfaction etc.
This is one of your responsibilities towards your partner.
How do you please your partner?
Avoid the things your partner dislikes or complain about all the time.
Do the things your partner likes, things that make him or her happy.
When you people are gisting or discussing, listen attentively.
Listen for clues.
Take note of the things the person says he or she likes or dislikes.
Take note of the needs in the person’s life and filled the need, surprise them with it as a gift.
The thing is, if you’re not concerned about your partner’s happiness, you are less likely to make the person happy.
You can now see that making a relationship or marriage to be satisfying requires effort and intentionality.
These are just few of the things you can do to make your relationship or marriage satisfying.
Thanks for reading
© SAMUEL OKOLIE
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