23 of the Best Tips from 43 Years of Marriage

Marriage has it's challenges. Life happens and they come under attack. No matter how hard we work to have perfect relationships we don't live in a bubble.
Rev and I celebrated our 43rd Anniversary this week.

We remember when we used to think people who were celebrating 25 years were old and had been married FOREVER!

We still remember and celebrate the night we met, our first date, our first kiss (at the end of our first date), and too many to mention special days between then and now.

So, for today’s Link Party lead in I’m going to point you to my post…

10 Ways to Celebrate Resurrect Romance Week and Make It Last


Here’s are a few things on the list:

3. Look for the fun and the humor, play and laugh more.

5. Compliment each other – privately and publicly.

6. Avoid your spouse’s hot buttons. 

You can read the rest of the list here; as well as tips and ideas to
put those ideas into practice.

Every marriage has it’s challenges. Life happens and they come under attack. No matter how hard you and I work to have perfect relationships we don’t live in a bubble. It’s being prepared for the attacks and knowing who to fight them with God’s help.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12

And for a little more relationship inspiration read –
12 Ingredients in Faithful Relationships

Part 1 & Part 2

On top of all the tips and advice . . . pray for each other.

“When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest,
I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.” ~C. S. Lewis

And now it’s time to go –

Around the Blogosphere

Blessing Our Relationships

Nathana Clay writes at The Engaged Home
where she is “committed to providing inspiration and resources
for all the splendid (although sometimes challenging)
activities that begin at home.”

Her post – The Beauty of Simplicity soothed me as
it reminded me to notice the simply beautiful blessings
around me every day.

Ashley Hales is a fellow recovering “good girl” writing her story at
Circling the Story – Life: Mundane & Glorious

She writes, “I have 4 kids, a Ph.D. in transatlantic literature,
and one pastor husband.”

Aren’t you just a little curious now?

Her post – When We Celebrate the Daily Hard
blessed me. That’s all there is to say about it.
It simply blessed me! It will bless you too!

Betsy Cruz shares hope and encouragement at
Faith Spilling Over
Getting God’s Word In, So Our Faith Can Spill Out

She says, “I want my faith to spill over into my every day,
even during the bumpy moments, like when you
have a family blow-up with fireworks during breakfast.”

I love that!

Her post – How to Handle Haywire Emotions made me smile,
and then it gave me practical advice for the future. Thanks Betsy!

Top Pic 2

Cross on dramatic sky sunset baskground

This week’s pic is from my Quotes and Pics page.

You are loved my sweet friends.
You are loved!

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  1. Betsy

    Thanks for the marriage tips, Deb! 43 years is a BIG accomplishment. I especially like the one about praying for each other. So important.Thanks again for featuring me today. It looks like you have quite a collection of good stuff from the web!

  2. Dawn says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! I love the tips you shared…. A few of my favorites, ” Don’t push their buttons”, so wise! And “Celebrate the little things.” , because it is too easy to forget the little moments, like when they stopped to get a coffee at the gas station during the day and saw your favorite coffee creamer in to go size packs and brought them home for you. I think that was one of my favorite gifts.
    But the best was … pray for one another. We need to keep praying for one another and for ourselves to love them like Jesus. 🙂

    Thank you for another delightful Friday Edition of Counting my Blessings.
    Bless you dear Deb!

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  3. Mary Flaherty

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary, Deb! Great advice. I especially liked making the list. I’m going to suggest that to the Hubster! Looking your best…I remember hearing Joyce Meyer talk about that once and she said we should never dress in sweats and let our hair go with the attitude of, “Oh…it’s just you.” Praying you have many more!
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  4. Julie Lefebure

    Congratulations Deb! 43 years is a wonderful gift of love, hope and grace! Thank you for celebrating with us with your tips! Helpful and timely for many. God bless you as you continue to count your blessings in marriage and in life!

  5. Ashley

    Congrats Deb!! So exciting to see God’s care through 43 years of marriage. Thanks for linking to my post and calling it inspirational — made my week! Can’t wait to check out some of these. 🙂

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