You can create a healthy marriage by never taking your spouse for granted. As any married person will tell you, marriage takes work. Love is a choice and it is a choice you have to actively make each and every day.
Choose love each and every morning by kissing your partner goodbye before you leave for work. Send them a text throughout the day to let them know you’re thinking about them, instead of just getting through your work day and ignoring them. Hug them hello when you come home from work, rather than mumbling hello and then racing off to make dinner or watch your favorite TV show. These are just the small things though.
You will also need to actively choose to show your love through larger actions. First, support your wife or husband no matter what. They need you in their corner, especially when they feel like no one else is there to support them. Second, remind them of their special qualities and why you love them so much. Think about all the reasons you fell in love with them and remind them why each and every day. Lastly, work to remind them God is there for you, your mate, and your marriage as a whole.
By reminding your partner of all the good they embody – and by never taking them for granted, you will grow into an even deeper loving and thriving relationship.