Every relationship is different and unique.
Two people come from different backgrounds with common interests to go on a journey. Sometimes it can be a challenge mentally, physically, and spiritually.
I have three things that have helped me and my wife over the years to help strengthen make our relationship last, and you can do the same.
Communicate: It’s a must! Talk about it. Don’t bottle up your feelings. No secrets! Open relationships last. If your jobs keep you from seeing each other for long periods, text or call. Open communication is the most important.
Cultivate: Like a garden, relationships need tended to. Take care of you, take care of them. Each of you have strengths and weaknesses that make your relationship unique. Take the time to learn each other’s personalities and love languages so it can flourish.
And finally, Celebrate: Celebrate your success and failures as a couple by remembering the good times and bad, because making it through and learning from them is what helps make your relationship strong and resilient for the future. Take time for just you two. Go on coffee dates, dinner dates and see movies. Make time for only the two of you.
So, to recap:
It won’t be perfect, but if you will apply the Three C’s to an effective relationship, it will come together better.
Always remember what Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13:13:
“But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Be blessed, Michael