Choose One of These 12 Tiny Big Things for Your Marriage

In it’s simplicity, my friend, Ted Lowe gives some very sound advice. I know this blog helped remind me that, if done right, “marriage is easier than you think.” Which one of these actions will you choose this week?

I hear over and over, “Marriage is so complicated.” After 20 years of working with couples, I say over and over, “Marriage is easier than you think.”

Practice one of these tiny things for a week and let us know what happens.

  1. Be nice.
  2. Don’t say everything you think.
  3. Pick up after yourself.
  4. Don’t mention your spouse’s messiness.
  5. Hug your spouse without the goal of initiating sex.
  6. Don’t get frustrated with your spouse’s mistakes.
  7. Ask your spouse how they are doing.
  8. Don’t be on your phone during mealtime.
  9. Look at your spouse’s face when they are talking.
  10. Laugh at your spouse’s humor whether it’s funny or not.
  11. Leave your spouse a Post-It® note of gratitude.
  12. Do a chore your spouse dislikes.

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Ted Lowe

Ted Lowe is a speaker, author, and the director, an organization with the mission of helping you do marriage better. Prior to founding Married People, he served for almost 10 years as the director of Married Life at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, Ted’s latest book for married couples is Us In Mind, How Changing Your Thoughts Can Change Your Marriage. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, in Pasadena, California. He lives in Cumming, Georgia, with his five favorite people: his wife, Nancie, and their four children.

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