My tips for a lifelong marriage on my 43rd wedding anniversary ~

• Marry a believer in Jesus Christ
• Learn from a godly, older woman
• Forgive freely
• Pour love and grace upon him
• Don’t expect him to make you happy
• Don’t hold grudges
• Don’t get your feelings hurt
• No pity parties
• Don’t quarrel nor manipulate
• Give sexual intimacy freely
• Submit to and respect him
• Don’t need the last word
• Don’t need to be right
• Don’t try to control or change him
• Smile at him often
• Stay in shape as best as you can
• Work hard in your home
• Listen when he talks
• Fix his favorite foods
• Dress to please him
• Don’t be moody and irritable
• Find your joy in Christ
• Be warm and pleasant
• Be in the Word daily
• Pray for him

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Proverbs 31:10-12

***I was NOT the woman described above in this picture taken 43 years ago. God had to do a LOT of transforming work in my life, and He still does!

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