Keeping the "happy" in marriage is first understood by understanding that men and women are different from each other in order to bring pleasure to each other, and to give to each other, in a variety of countless ways, what the other lacks.
Your role in marriage is like riding a bicycle. You must keep pedaling and moving forward daily. Sometimes you may fall off the bike, but, you can always pick yourself up and get back on and begin pedaling again.
At times you will come across steep roads, narrow roads, wide roads and challenging roads with a lot of twists and turns.
It takes skill and practice to stay on the bike and it will take skill and practice to stay in the marriage. The more you give, the more you will gain in return.
Happy is the husband and wife who remain affectionate, considerate and loving long after the marriage vows are over and the sound of the wedding bells chime no more.
Happy is the husband and wife who remain polite and courteous to each other in the same manner they are to their friends.
Happy are those who have a sense of humor, because it will become a handy shock absorber.
Happy are the couples who abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages.
Happy are those who love their mates more than any other person in the world, and who joyfully fulfill thier marriage vow of a lifetime of fidelity and mutual understanding and helpfulness to each other.
Happy are couples who attain parenthood. Children are a heritage from the Lord.
Happy are those who remember to give "thanks" daily for their food before they partake of it and who set apart some time daily for the reading of the Word and Prayer.
Happy are those who never speak loudly and unkindly to one another and who tend to make their home a place where: "Seldom is heard a discouraging word."
Happy are the couple who faithfully attend worship services and work together there for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
Happy are the couple who can work out their problems of adjustments without interferering relatives.
Happy is the husband and wife who have a complete understanding of financial matters and who have worked out a partnership with all money under the control of "both."
Happy are those who humbly dedicate their lives and homes to Chris, and who practice the teachings of Christ in the home by being unselfish, loyal and loving.
Happy is the husband and wife who pray together regularly, because this produces intimacy as a couple.
"Romantic love is a good medicine for fears and anxieties and a low self-image. Psychologist point out that real romantic love has an organizing and constructive effect on our personalities It brings out the best in us, giving us the will to improve ourselves an to reach for a greater maturity and responsibility. This love enables us to begin to function at our highest level" --Dr Ed Wheat
Tip: Take the initiative to Be loving and surprise your mate. Call them up and ask them out on a date!