What is a ‘healthy’ marriage? Advice on how to maintain a healthy marriage is discussed below step by step.
Love comes first, marriage then follows and lastly comes decades of living together as husband and wife.
Maintaining a healthy marriage generally has to have love,commitment,sexual faithfulness, humility, forgiveness,time, honestly and communication among others.
Love-it is a decision to be faithful or committed to one person. Love is more that a feeling as many understand it. Feeling come and go but a true decision to be committed to one person last forever. This is what defines a healthy marriage. The key thing in marriage is committed during good and bad times and during ups and downs.
Sexual faithfulness- sexual faithfulness includes more than our physical body. It includes our minds, eyes, heart and soul. All what we need to be sexual faithful is sacrifice for our own spouse. We need to decorate our mind, heart and soul to one another as spouses. It requires self-discpline and awareness of the consequences.
Humility- No one is perfect and each and everyone of us has his/her weakness. One of the essential issues in marriage is the ability to accept you are not perfect. You will make mistakes and ask for forgiveness. Holding grudges over your spouse brings no good but an healthy relationship which may results to breakups.
Patience and forgiveness- man is to error and anyone can make a mistake. For this reason patience and forgiveness is required for a healthy marriage. Successful partners will always accept their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. They do not keep raising previous errors their spouse did but rather forget them completely. A healthy marriage requires no revenge, once one has offended the other they sort out issues and forgive each other. This also helps free their hearts.
Time- Pay attention to your spouse, lend him or her time to be with you. Have leisure time to share good memories that you created together. Consider a date-night once in a while where you can play and have fun all way. Successful marriage requires intetional quality time together.
Honestly and trust- Honestly becomes the pillar of everything in a successful marriage. Many will take time to trust each other becomes it comes as people get used to others. Once trust is lost in a marriage it will take long to rebuild it again.with trust other issues in a marriage becomes easy to deal with.
Communication-Healthy marriage communicate as many times as possible in a day. They discuss different issues like kids, household bills among other family issues. They also discuss hopes, dreams and anxieties. They also discuss love matters what one is feeling about the other and how to improve their marriage and make it strong.
Maintain a healthy marriage might be difficult to most of the couples especially those that lack commitment or tend to have no time for each other. Never force a marriage to work when you lack issues discussed above. For a healthy marriage one can look for a marriage counselor to help them deal with their challenges.