Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Advice for Newlyweds

This is a list I made for one of my best friends just before she got married . . .

1. Pray together.
2. Serve each other.
3. Laugh as much as possible. (Be able to laugh at yourself, too!)
4. Never stop studying your spouse. Become experts on each other.
5. Learn how to argue; know each other's arguing style and needs.
6. Choose your battles wisely.
7. Be quick to forgive . . . and even quicker to ask for forgiveness.
8. Never withhold a compliment from each other.
9. Express appreciation for each other; thank each other for doing even the small, everyday things.
10. Be equally involved in handling your finances and realize that you're bringing together two different ways of doing things. Be open and listen to each other. Work together on a budget.
11. Learn how to accept loving criticism from each other.
12. Have good "couple friends."
13. Find something recreational that you can do together and separately.
14. SCHEDULE date nights!
15. Sit down and talk to each other as often as possible.
16. Take the time just to stop and look into each other's eyes.
17. Hold hands.
18. Have babies!

**There were one or two more, but you'll have to ask me about those later. :)


jcbullock said...

Those are definitely good! #11 is a hard one for me. And I'll ask you later what the others ones are! :) Even those of us who are not newlyweds need to be reminded of these things daily! Thanks!

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

#11 is particularly hard for me, too. These are things I'm learning and need to be reminded of, as well!