2. King/Queen for the day- This is a simple tool that I guarantee will put pizazz in your marriage. Designate one day a week when he is “King” and one day when she is “Queen” for the day. My day to be King is every Saturday. Angie starts my day off by giving me a 20-minute massage. We generally eat out on Saturday, so I pick the restaurant where we will eat. Angie will often text me a sweet message or write a love note on the bathroom mirror with an erasable marker. She usually gives me a head massage in the middle of the day or comes up with other creative ways to make my day special. You cannot stay in the “sour patch” long when two days of the week are focused on treating each other so special.
3. I’m sorry, so I win- This tool is simple: if you have a disagreement, the first one to say they are sorry wins. This especially works for competitive couples. Imagine: You can win by simply saying you are sorry!
4. Smile- We have all heard how powerful a smile can be. It is also powerful in a marriage.
5. I feel most loved when- Ask your spouse to complete the sentence, “I feel most loved when…” This tool is easy; it comes with instructions.
6. Ten things I love about you- Make a list of ten things you love about your spouse and set a special time to share it with him or her.
7. Mad for five minutes- This is one works every time I use it. When your spouse disappoints you, let him or her know that you are mad and that you are going to be mad for five more minutes. Your spouse will probably break out laughing, but he or she will also get the point that you are mad.
Cody and Tori not only learned about the Treasure Chest of 22 tools, but they began using them. They still have disagreements and will occasionally say something that is hurtful to one another, but now they have a “tool box” of 22 different methods to help them get back into the “sweet spot.” The happiest people in the world are married, but so are the unhappiest people. The stakes are high, but the reward is great. If you want to take your marriage to the next level, visit our website at www.marriagebygod.com
May God bless and keep you in His loving care!
Ed and Angie Wright
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