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Trying to improve your marriage? Don't forget to invite God

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Many marriages are experiencing challenges and you and your spouse may want to improve your relationship with each other. Some couples feel helpless, standing by as their lives and dreams spin out of control, while others merely want to rekindle some of the joy they’ve experienced together. You may realize that your attitudes towards each other have been quite the opposite of the patience, the love and the understanding that a married couple is supposed to have for each other.

In some cases, maybe arguments have escalated to the point that you can hardly talk about anything. Even the most trivial discussions turn into an argument. You're willing to try anything to improve your relationship, but you do not know where to begin.

You may have read books and met with counselors, but you’re still missing that feeling you had when you first met. What if, in less than 24 hours, you could have a glimpse of the original joy that you and your partner once shared? Now imagine taking only 5-10 minutes a day to share one of the most intimate things a couple can do together.

Each morning, remind yourself to build up your spouse. Be supportive and loving rather than a negative influence in their lives. At  least once per day whether it's first thing in the morning or each night before you got to sleep, sit in front of each other, holding hands, and take turns praying out loud. Don’t feel ashamed, be honest in your prayers, about the things you are thankful for, the things you need, and even the things you want. This is one of the most intimate acts that you can do with another person, and most importantly, with your spouse. As a result dedicating daily prayer together, you will find yourself in a much more meaningful and nurturing relationship centered around God.

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