After 22 years of marriage, I’ve learned a few things. I’ve learned that these 5 C’s are important to have a healthy marriage. Now, I can’t tell you I do all of these things well, but I can tell you that I work hard at them.
1. Combine. When a man and woman get married, the “two become one flesh.” There is something magical, mystical and beyond our comprehension when a couple enters the marital covenant. My blog, Are You and Your Spouse on the Same Team?, may be of some help as you understand how to practically work together in all areas of life.
2. Commit. A husband and wife must commit to: make their marriage a top priority; to be married for life; never to use the “D” word; to be truthful in everything. These 11 Things a Husband and Wife Must Agree On will help you meet your commitment.
3. Confess. You’re never more right than when you admit you’re wrong. If you’ve wronged your spouse, be quick to confess it and seek forgiveness. Here’s how to make A True Apology and how to Give Forgiveness as well.
4. Change. Confessing you’re wrong about something and asking for forgiveness isn’t enough. If you wrong your spouse over and over again relating to the same thing, your spouse may question your sincerity and motives. Change must accompany confession. Does that mean you’ll never do the same thing again? No. It just means that you are strongly striving to turn in a new direction.
Are these 5 C’s a part of your marriage? Please share your thoughts with me.