Marriage Through the Alphabet – A

This is the start of a series of marriage tips and information organized by the alphabet. Some of these ideas are easy and some take more work yet I believe they are possible for most people. Today is “A” and we will go through the alphabet. Feel free to send me your favorite (clean) marriage words and I may use it as one of the posts.

Adaptable. This is my first “A” word. All marriages and relationships work better when they are adaptable. Adaptable in this case is a way of working together. More gets done around the house when you split chores. One of my main jobs in our house is to be the taxi for the boys. However, when they have to be in different places at the same time I am not able to do this and my wife takes one boy to one event while I take the other. Typically, I am the one to mow the lawn and she handles flower beds. There are times though when she mows the lawn and times when I help out with flower beds (under careful instruction).

Sometimes our plans do not go the way we want them to and we have to adapt. We do this together so that we can work together for the benefit of our marriage and our family. We do not always get it right yet we keep working on it and overall we have a satisfying marriage and a healthy, mostly happy, family. You can do the same. Develop the mindset and habit of being adaptable and reap the benefits for your marriage, family, and relationships.

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