The other day Larry Winget posted this picture on his Facebook fan page outlining a simple and short course on relationships. I’d like to use this post to expand a bit on his image.
Hugs are super powerful in letting people know how much you love them.
As the saying goes, “God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason.” You can learn a lot about what’s going on with your spouse just by listening.
Smiles are contagious! Seriously. If you smile at someone it’s nearly impossible for them not to smile back.
Remember when you first started dating? You couldn’t keep your hands off each of other. That’s because we all aspire for someone’s touch. Don’t be afraid to grab your spouse’s hand.
Yelling causes the ears to close or will put the other person on the defensive. Try using a calmer approach.
There really is no reason to criticize your spouse. If you don’t like the way they do something, let them know why you prefer it a different way. Chances are they are just doing the way they think you want it done of that they’ve been accustomed to do it.
Also, don’t get in the habit of criticizing people. Eventually, you’ll have them believing they aren’t worth much anymore.
No body likes when people gripe. Try to stay positive and not gripe often. Over time it can really wear on others.
I’ll refer to Matthew 7:3 on this one “”Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”
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