Have you ever heard the statement, “Attitude is everything!”
In the book Creating an Intimate Marriage by Jim Burns (p. 135-143) suggests five attitude adjustments in marriage:
- Stop Complaining.
Criticism shuts down intimacy. No one wants to be naked with someone who is critical!
- Show Gratitude.
It is amazing what a simple “thank you” will do to a relationship.
- Practice the Golden Rule.
“Do to others what you would have them do to you.” – Jesus Many couples use the rule that says, “Do to others what they do to you” which is a “tit-for-tat rule.”
- Control the “If Only’s…”
If only my spouse would do this I would be happy… Happiness is internal. No external action will ultimately fulfill your desire for happiness.
- Choose Fun and Optimism.
Be intentional. Think of one fun thing to add to your marriage. What did you do while you were dating for fun?
Action: Review the list. Pick only one area to work on and start to apply it to your relationship today.