There’s nothing stressless about long term relationships; you only learn how to better deal with it which will greatly reduce stress. (Ephesians 4:25-32, NCV; John 8:32, NKJV; Proverbs 15:1, NKJV; Proverbs 18:21, NKJV; James 3:10, NKJV)
Learn to forgive quickly and repeatedly.
Forgive before they ask, then forgive yourself.
You don’t have to win every fight but you don’t have to lose every fight either.
- If you win every fight, your mate is not telling the truth. If you lose every fight you will live frustrated on the inside.
Tell each other you love them and the practice true love.
- Love is an active commitment that is repeated over and over.
- Love is a choice you make during good times and bad times.
- The more we know God and the better relationship we have with God, the better all your relationships will be. (1 John 4:7-8, NKJV)
Constantly build equity.
Intentionally work on your relationship with God and your relationship with the other person.
Your relationship with God effects every other relationship in your life.
Come to church and serve.
- Serving people are the most satisfied people.
Love is given, trust is proven. (1 Corinthians 13:7, NKJV; CEV)
- Trust each other to be honest, open, truthful, and encouraging.
Know who you are in Christ.
Accept who you are and how you are made. (Psalm 139:14, NKJV)
Clearly communicate your wants, likes, and desires. (1 Corinthians 13:1, NLT2)
Make time for each other. (1 Timothy 4:7, TLB)
Practice being more thankful. (1 Thessalonians 5:18-19, NKJV)
Be careful with your words. (Proverbs 18:21, NKJV)