5-2-1 Impact Thursdays #38
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Happy 5-2-1 Impact Thursday🌈
Here are 5 marriage tips I've learnt, 2 quotes from others, and 1 conversation starter/ question to think about this week.
👰🏻♀️5 Marriage Tips👨🏻⚖️
SHOW your appreciation
It is not enough to merely “appreciate”, it needs to be communicated. It can be a simple gesture or a comment of gratitude in passing. We feel loved when our efforts are being recognised. The simplest gesture could also be the most endearing one.
Your partner needs your support, not a devil's advocate
There is no need to promote a debate. Don't side with the enemy or feel the need to explain a situation. You should never solve an emotional problem with logic. When your spouse shares a vexing story with you, they want empathy and understanding, not strive.
Stressful Moments are Inevitable
It cannot be avoided, but it can be made use of for good. Every stressful moment can be an opportunity to build a closer connection and bond. These moments are not meant to separate you, rather, it is a chance for you to work together as husband and wife to problem solve.
Loving Smart IS loving Hard
How do you love smart in a marriage? By showing love the way that the other party receives it. We have 5 different love language and the way we receive love and give love is different. We want to give love in a way your spouse can understand. No point trying hard to love someone in way they cannot understand.
Don't underestimate a hug
You don't need a 60 min massage every other day. It is scientifically proven that a hug, as brief and quick as it is is a great stress relieve and a way to rekindle loving feelings between spouses. Not just a hi bye hug too! When you hug, MEAN IT!
💬2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS💬
“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” – Ursula K. Le Guin
“Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde
💭1 QUESTION FOR YOU💭
What is one thing I can do today to make your day better?
Ask your spouse this question.
It might be weird at first but might need some explaining on the first try but trust me, it will work.
Do this often and you might even learn things about your partner you never knew before!
So Dig deep and find the courage, get asking!
Until next week!
Caleb & Yvonne Megan
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