Here are the last 6 of the 12 ways to make your remarriage work:
- Display these two contagious attitudes as much as possible: gratitude and forgiveness. We can never have enough of this stuff! Gratitude is always for each other and sometimes forgiveness is for ourselves.
- Don’t forget about “self-care.” A stronger, more relaxed you rubs off on everyone.
- Don’t try to go it alone. Tap into the experience of others who may be a little further along in their remarriage experience. Continue to invest in your relationship.
- Make building a legacy of restoration your goal. Keep that goal in front of you, even on the darkest days. It’ll be worth it. The best gift we can give our kids is a strong marriage, and you can still make that happen!
- Laugh at hard moments more.
- Remember what brought you together in the first place. When was the last time you were on a date? Away for a weekend? Be intentional to get away with each other—often.
In reviewing these 12 ways to strengthen your marriage, which ones jump off the page at you? Which ones are easy…and which ones are harder? Because #12 can be the hardest (going on a date,) this Blog would be a great “date conversation.” If you think about it, there are 12 built-in conversations for 12 dates! You better get busy!
So, “How do I make my remarriage work?” Well, it’s work all right, but it’s worth every moment. Keep these top 12 ways in mind as you continue to create your marriage. Build history, trust, and laughter. Always Forward! And always remember, “If you ain’t got the marriage…you ain’t got nothin’.”