If you haven’t noticed, the world offers terrible marriage advice…
“Slip out the back, Jack. Make a new plan, Stan. You don’t need to be coy, Roy. Just get yourself free.”
That’s definitely not biblical marital counseling! It comes from a famous ballad written by Paul Simon back in the 70s.
Back when I started writing, I felt like the song deserved a response. So I tweaked the title and wrote an article called, “50 Ways to
Leave Love Your Lover.”
50 Ways to Love Your Lover
1. List the “Top 10 Reasons I’m the Most Fortunate Husband/Wife in the World.” Read them aloud to your spouse.
2. Surprise your mate by doing one of his or her chores. When asked why, give a smooch and say, “Because you are worth it!”
3. Don’t just show – tell! Say, “I love you.”
4. Communicate your plans to each other. On Sunday night, go over your schedules for the coming week.
5. Use the T.H.I.N.K. method to determine whether an issue needs to be brought up. Is it True? Helpful? Inspiring? Necessary? Kind? [Read more…]