Ten Things Every Married Person Should Do With Their Mate

  1. Read the Bible and pray with your mate daily. Have daily family altar. “The family that prays together stays together.” (Ephesians 5:25-33)

  2. Accept the fact that your mate has weakness- Romans 3:23.

  3. Focus on the good qualities in your mate (Philippians 4:8). Make a list of the good (1 Thessalonians 5:18) and compliment them for this quality.

  4. Admit when you are wrong and apologize. (1 Peter 5:5-6)

  5. Verbalize your love and show affection in public. (Ephesians 4:30-32). Don’t be ashamed to discreetly show affection publicly.Never criticize your mate publicly. (Matthew 18:15)

  6. Plan your budget together and stick to it: Put God first in finances. (Matthew 6:33; Malachi 3:8-10). Get out of debt and stay out. (Philippians 4:19; Romans 13:8)

  7. Expect God to improve your mate (Psalm 138:8). It can get better with passing of time.

  8. Don’t go to bed with unresolved conflicts. (Ephesians 4:26; Hebrews 12:15)

  9. Don’t discuss personal problems with others. If counselor is utilized, be sure to have mate’s approval. (Proverbs 11:13)

  10. Be united in the disciplining of children. (Matthew 12:25). Make rules together. (Proverbs 6:20-23). Punish them together; agree together; present together; and enforce with children. (Matthew 6:24)