5 marriage tips from a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary
9, 1960, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.’ Morris and Elaine have raised seven wonderful children, and have shared a life of faith and service to others. Elaine is a great woman of faith and a believer in the promises of God. …
1. Be committed. Enduring marriages begin with a strong commitment to do whatever it takes to stay together. The commitment has to be stronger than “We’ll see,” or “We’ll try,” or “I’ll do my best.” Just like there are good days and bad days in your life, there are good times and trying times/seasons in your marriage. You have to find a way through the tough times.
2. Fight fair. If you must fight, fight fair. No hitting below the belt. Don’t issue ultimatums, make threats, get even, etc. Marriage isn’t always easy, but it is still wonderful and worth it.
3. Stay focused. Always keep your eye on the important things — like being a forever family. Don’t get distracted. Always remember what your marriage is about. It’s easy to be blinded by the craftiness of men.
4. Meet each others’ needs. Follow the advice given by Martin Luther: “Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.”
5. Be the best spouse you can be. Charles Shedd wrote, “Marriage isn’t so much about finding the right person as being the right person.” We have found that concept to be foundational in strong and enduring marriages.