The Jewelry of Love

There is a longstanding tradition in the western world of the woman being presented with an engagement ring when a man proposes marriage. If she accepts the proposal then she wears the ring throughout the engagement as a symbol of her intentions, and if she refuses to wear the ring then the engagement has been declined. Throughout time, therefore, engagement rings have been a sign of a contract, that the deal has been sealed and a wedding is forthcoming.

The ring is used because of the eternal qualities of the circle.  A ring has no beginning, it has no end, it can truly symbolise the love of the couple who intend to stay true to one another for all eternity, to love one another, and embark upon an exciting journey through life side by side. The ring is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand as folk lore tells us that there is a vein running from this finger straight to the heart.

In the beginning, only the wealthiest of people could afford a precious stone in their engagement ring and they were mostly simple metal bands, but these days, most people can find something to suit their budget and the engagement ring has become symbolic in its present form.  When precious stones were first introduced to the engagement ring, it was popular to use the birthstones of the couple getting engaged or their parents, but this is less common now. Stones could also be used to spell out messages, such as LOVE which still does happen today.

By far the most popular stone to be in the modern day engagement ring is the diamond. You can buy pre-set diamond engagement rings at discount prices from many online or high street stores, or alternatively you can design your own engagement ring if you prefer. Many couples choose to do this to incorporate a part of a family heirloom, maybe a ring which has been handed down through generations and has a particular meaning to the engaged couple. There has been quite a return of 50s style engagement rings which are proving to be extremely popular at the moment. Engagement rings do not have to cost a fortune and it is possible to buy beautiful and exquisite diamond rings less than $500.

If you look on any search engine you will find many internet stores which can supply you with very many different styles, qualities and types of rings, along with lots of other jewelry items.  If you just type something like heart shaped lockets into a search engine you will be inundated with choices and you will be bound to find something to suit your style and your pocket. Discount diamond bracelets are also available, with many different designs to choose from. There are also thousands of stores offering jewelry for men, including men’s watches and men’s diamond earrings. The choices really will astound you, and with such the huge variety of prices, styles and offerings which are always available, you are sure to find something to suit your tastes.

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Consider Your Options Prior to Purchasing Electronic Cigarettes

For a while each brand of electric cigarettes was pretty much the same as another as you could see each review you would click on. That is no longer the case. There have been enough design and technology changes that each electronic cigarette has its very own personality and quirks. When you are comparing the different brands of the best e-cigs and reading through the various e cigarette reviews you are going to find that some brands are going to better suit your personal needs better than others. The first review I found to be really helpful was a site that had a lot of user Smoke Tip Reviews. The first thing you need to consider when you are preparing to buy electronic cigarettes is the way that the cigarettes are powered. Most of the electric cigarettes, like Premium Electric Cigarettes, are powered by a lithium battery. The batteries are rechargeable and hold their charge for a very long time. There are some exceptions. For example, the Ploom vaporizer is an electronic cig that is powered by butane. Another thing you will want to consider prior to purchasing electronic cigarettes is how much thought you want to put into using them. Do you want to have to worry about turning the cig on and off, or would you prefer one that is breath activated? The Green Smoke reviews show it is a perfect example of a breath activated e-cig. When you start to puff, the atomizer kicks on, and when you are done, it shuts off. The great thing about this type of set up is that you never have to worry about wasting your batteries. The down side is that when you first start to use the e cig you will have to give a couple of priming pumps before the nicotine is finally released. If you are someone who is planning on using your e-cigs in a public setting, you might want to consider choosing a brand with an unorthodox design. Some are designed to look like ball point pens, while other companies have started to create fun colored and patterned batteries that you can choose from like I found at this V2 Cigs Review. The advantage of the unusual style is that you don’t have to worry about being accused of trying to smoke a cigarette in a banned area, and people won’t have any idea what you are doing. The other advantage to the unusual look is that some people will become curious and ask you about the e-cig, which provides you with a perfect opportunity to educate them. Another thing that some people have noticed when they are purchasing electronic cigarettes is that more and more of the companies are providing them with choices about battery size. The type of battery that you prefer is going to depend entirely on you. The larger batteries give the e cig a more natural feel and some people feel that they are easier to use. The advantage of the smaller battery is that it is tiny and won’t take up much space in a pocket or purse and some of the Blu Cigs Reviews point that out. The more time you spend considering the pros and cons of each electric cigarette brand and how they are going to fit into your lifestyle, the more likely it is that you will find yourself using them instead of the more harmful traditional cigarettes.

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Three Tips for a Long and Happy Marriage

These days it seems like people jump in and out of marriage almost as quickly as they change shoes. It’s getting harder and harder to meet anyone who doesn’t have at least one divorce in their history, and most have been married and divorce several times. Despite what the high divorce rate indicates, it’s still possible to meet someone, fall in love, and live happily ever after. You just have to work at it. As long as you keep this four things in mind at all time, you shouldn’t have any trouble holding your marriage together.

Being Reliable

There’s more to being reliable than always remembering to pick up the milk on your way home. Your partner in marriage needs to know that no matter what happens, they always have your support. Not only does unflinching reliability make for a happy and secure marriage, it also gives both members of the marriage the courage to stretch and expand their horizons.

Give as Much as You Take

Never lose sight of the fact that a happy marriage is built on a 50/50 union. While there will be times when one person in the marriage takes more while the other gives more, in the end, everything should balance out. If one person in the marriage feels that they’re doing all the giving, frustrations will build until someone explodes and decides they want out of the marriage.

Learn to Forgive

During the course of your marriage, there are going to be times when you and your spouse do things that either hurt or aggravate the other person in the union. The trick is learning how to address the issue and then forgive. Once you’ve forgiven your spouse, the matter is closed and shouldn’t be brought up the next time your fight.

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Three Free Marriage Dates that you May Want to Skip

I recently read some articles about many ways to have “free date nights” with the hubby. Though in many cases you may get what you pay for, there are many great free ideas. However, what struck me as amusing were the some of the ridiculous ideas that I came across. Call me a cynic, but these are not ones that will be going on my calendar anytime soon.

Get Lost on Purpose – I actually rarely argue with my spouse, but when I do—it usually takes place in the car. Not only am I “not the world’s best driver”, but I am directionally challenged. I have found that getting lost under any circumstance is stressful, at best. It can also be dangerous if you get lost on the wrong side of town.

Husband and Wife Homemade Glamour Shots – All I can say about the man in the picture with a feather boa around his neck and a touch of make-up is—to each his own. I am just going to go out on a limb and say that the basic “All-American man” is not going to be down for that. I almost want to ask my husband just to see the look of shock and confusion on his face.

Spend the Evening on a “Fakation” and Post the Pictures to Facebook – I had to look the term Fakation up in the dictionary to clarify the meaning. Believe it or not, people spend their free time taking pictures of themselves in front of various world landmarks to document their fake vacation. This is an extreme time commitment and the fruit of your labor is small. If you should desire to take on the fake adventure, my advice is to avoid annoying your social media friends and save it for the family album.

Don’t get me wrong, when you have a healthy, loving relationship, something as simple as sitting on the couch talking or going on a walk is pleasurable. My advice is: Never stop getting to know you spouse.

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3 Keys To Stay Satisfied With Your Marriage

By now I would be willing to bet that you have come across a few lists that claim to have the keys to a successful marriage. People have been claiming this for years. Many in the religious world will claim it has everything to do with God. Others will claim that it has everything to do with communication. Still more will claim that money has everything to do with the lasting success of a marriage. Here is what I can tell you for sure. I have known many deeply religious people that have had a failed marriage. So obviously religion has nothing to do with it. I also know of many people that make a great deal of money and they too have had their own issues. Communication can be great and your marriage can still suck. So what is the key? Is there a key? Yes, there is a key to a successful marriage and I am going to share the three keys right here.

First, you need to treat your partner better than they treat you. I know you have always been told to treat people like you are treated but that is hogwash. Treat your partner like he/she is the most important aspect of your life. If you both do this then you will constantly be trying to do better and better. Second, be willing to spend time without talking. Too many people are forcing their partner to here a conversation. Sometimes we just want quiet. My wife and I can sit in the same room and not speak for hours. We are not mad. We just enjoy the company of the other person. Finally, make time for you and your partner to enjoy the more sensual aspects of your life. Spend time kissing. Spend time hugging. Hold hands. These are all great ways to make your marriage last.

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When is it Time to See a Marriage Counselor

The time to see a marriage counselor isn’t when you and your spouse are minutes away from filing divorce papers. If you’ve reached that point, it’s unlikely that the marriage counselor will be able to much to save your marriage. The best time to see a marriage counselor is when both you and your spouse are still committed to saving your married lives.

There are signs that the time has come for you and your spouse to book an appointment with a qualified marriage counselor.

You’re Barely Talking

If you suddenly notice that the two of you are sharing a house, but seldom talk, it’s time to get some professional assistance. The counselor will help you open up the lines of communication again and explore ways to make sure you never fall into the same rut again.

You’re Being Secretive

There are always times when you decide not to tell your spouse about something, but you need to sit down and evaluate the reason you’re keeping secrets from them, especially if the secrets are about things you know will upset your spouse or potentially damage your relationship with them. Having a counselor’s assistance in this case will help you explore the psychology behind your secret behavior and also help you deal with the fallout after you have revealed your secrets.

You’re Constantly Trying to Tear Down your Partner

If everything that you say to your spouse seems to be negative, or vice versa, it’s time for professional help. It’s not healthy for anyone to live in a situation where no one is happy and you’re constantly trying to aggravate your partner. The healthy option is getting professional advice.

The advice you get from the counselor could help you rediscover what made you fall in love with your spouse in the first place.

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Marriage Isn’t as Easy as You Think!

As a young girl I remember dreaming about how my life would turn out if I got everything that I wanted. It turns out that I was not a very ambitious little girl. All I really wanted was husband and kids and a house. I thought that was all would need to make me happy, after all that is what all of the fairytales tell us. As you might have already guessed, I eventually got all that wanted as a child. Thankfully, before I got married and had kids, I did get an education, a college degree to be exact. Though as I sit here now, that college degree hasn’t done me much good!

Anyway, when I had those dreams a child to be married and living happily ever after, I had no idea what I was in for as far as being in a marriage. After almost ten years of being married, I can tell you that marriage is not like anything you have ever experienced before. It is hard and because of that, I believe that it is not for everyone. So many people think that it is just a piece of paper, but the truth is that it takes a lot of work and it will never be perfect no matter how hard you try.

There are so many things that I wish had known when I got married. We all think that we know how our lives will be with someone that we think we can’t live without, but until you are in that relationship and experiencing all of the ups and downs that can come with being with someone all of the time, you will never know what it is like. And no one can tell you, because all marriages and relationships are different. I still love my husband after almost 10 years, but our marriage today is definitely different than it was when we first got married.

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How to Get Your Marriage Back on Track

Do you feel like you have completely lost touch with your spouse? Is your marriage suddenly falling apart in front of you, but you have no idea how to fix it? Marriage is a beautiful, sacred bond and covenant relationship. However, it’s not always easy. A lot of people buy into the fairy tales and think that once they tie the knot, it’s all going to be happily ever after from that point forward. But the truth is that marriage requires work. Even if you love each other, you won’t always like each other. But you can still make it work if you are willing to put in some effort.

If your marriage is off the rails, there are several things you can do to get back on track. The first thing you should do is carve out a date night once a week. This time has to be the top priority on your list and no matter what comes up with work or the kids, you can never cancel that date. Making quality time between you and your spouse a priority is essential if you want to make it work.

Second, make it a habit to study your spouse. When you were dating, you probably took careful notice of the things he or she loved and enjoyed. You knew a lot about each other – favorite movies, favorite songs, favorite foods. But over times, our likes and preferences can change so make it a habit to study your spouse and learn what makes him or her happy. Then use that information to do a selfless act once in awhile (or every day!). This will go a long way in restoring your marriage so you can be close again.

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Things I’ve Learned After 12 Years of Marriage

It’s hard to believe that I have already been married for twelve years, but it’s true! I can still remember the day that I put on that dreamy wedding gown and walked down the aisle to marry my very own Prince Charming. He was everything I never knew I wanted and marrying him is a decision that I have never regretted for a single second. But I won’t lie to you – marriage is hard work. I’ve learned a lot over the past twelve years and today, I want to pass along some tips to help you navigate your own marriage.

Most importantly, you must be friends first and lovers second. If we are going to be honest, the romance and sex and lust and infatuation will eventually fade. While you will still have these fantastic qualities, over time they become secondary. If you don’t have a solid foundation to carry you through the hard times, then you will never survive as a couple. That’s why you have to be friends first. My husband is truly my best friend. He is the first person I want to call when something good happens and he’s the first person I want to talk to if I’m having a rough day. If you have a friend that you confide in more openly than your spouse, it’s time to work on the friendship aspect of your relationship.

Second, it’s really important to keep some mystery in your marriage. As time goes by, you get increasingly comfortable with one another, but it’s still important to keep some things secret. Close the door when you use the bathroom. Don’t fart loudly or burp repeatedly when you are watching television together. Keep some mystery and sex appeal alive and it will go a long way to keep your intimacy healthy and strong.

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Tips For A Successful Marriage

I personally have been married once before so I have a few tips that can help to make sure you have a successful marriage. The number one thing I would suggest for a successful marriage is that you talk to one another. Communication is the key. The person I was married to before was not a communicator and most of the time I had no idea what he was thinking and he didn’t want to talk enough to find out what I was thinking. Talk to one another; find out what is going on in each other’s lives. This is a very busy world we live in so if you don’t take time out for one another you will soon find yourself in a divorce situation because you will be married to a stranger.

Another tip for a successful marriage is to make one another feel loved. Find out what your spouses love language is and do that for them. For example, my ex husbands love language was acts of service and mine is words of affirmation. You can already see where there could be a problem with a relationship like that. He would do things around the house and take for granted that I felt loved because of it. He never told me he loved me or even gave me a compliment for many many years. The way that I feel loved is for someone to tell me they love me on a regular basis and to talk about their feelings for me. I never knew until I finally read the book The Five Love Languages that my husband was showing me his love, just in his own love language. Try to speak in the correct love language and you will do well in your marriage.

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Marriage is Serious

I don’t know about you but I think that folks these days tend to head into marriage with the attitude that if it doesn’t work out we will just get a divorce. I think that is one of the main reasons why divorce is so rampant these days. I think that marriage is serious and that it should be entered into seriously. A good idea for everyone who is thinking about getting married is to get into some kind of premarital counseling. Premarital counseling is a great way to find out more about the person you think you are in love with. Many times during a dating relationship there is not a lot of time spent on getting to know one another on a deeper level.

For example, have you talked to your future husband or wife about how many kids they want or who in their growing up years paid the bills? Some other things you may want to discuss during marriage counseling is what exactly is going to be expected of you from the other person on a daily basis. Are they going to expect you to pack their lunch every morning at 4am? Are they going to want you to be the one who figures out all the bills and pays them each month? Are you going to spend Christmas with his family or with your family? These questions may seem a bit silly at the moment but once you get into a daily grind with your new spouse these types of things can really get to become a problem if you don’t know what to expect. Go into your marriage fully informed and you should be just fine.

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Understanding Why Nag Champa Home Incense is So Popular

Home incense is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to change the way a home or office smells. Home incense is safe, easy to use, and as long as the incense burned is good quality, the scent will linger for several days, making it the perfect choice when you wish to indulge in a little aromatherapy.

One of the single most popular types of home incense is Nag Champa. It’s often the very first type used by people when they decide to explore the joys of burning incense. The reason that Nag Champa has always been a favorite comes in part because the smell is delightful and because it’s also a mild incense that can be effectively incorporated into meditation routines. When burned in the home, Nag Champa incense will purify the air and help banish negative energy. After burning a single stick of Nag Champa home incense, the entire house will smell pleasantly of candlewood. Most people have found that the scent of Nag Champa lingers in the air longer than nearly all other types of home incense.

The plant that is used to create the Nag Champa home incense is native to India. Individuals who frequently burn this type of incense have found that it can be effectively used to keep the air pure, preventing any negative energy from forming, and helping the people who burn it feel relaxed and at ease with themselves. If you have ever walked into a shop and found yourself instantly intoxicated by the way the air smell, it’s a pretty good bet that the shop owner has decided to light a few sticks of Nag Champa incense.

It has been long known that Nag Champa helps people relax, but it wasn’t until recently that some wise people started to notice a connection between Nag Champa incense and physical health. When burned as an incense, it helps lower blood pressure, takes away headache pain, and the scent seems to repel some biting insects. Rubbing a little Nag Champa oil on your skin can decrease the odds of you developing bothersome skin conditions like eczema or acne.

It turns out that keeping a few sticks of Nag Champa incense tucked away in your nightstand goes a long way towards improving your love life. In addition to helping you unwind after a long day at work, many people report that the scent of Nag Champa acts as an aphrodisiac. Both men and women report that the scent makes them feel more amorous. Some homeopathic experts have found it can be used to help men who are struggling to deal with impotence issues.

Considering all the rewards you could reap from burning a little Nag Champa home incense, it really is in your best interest to stock up on some. To learn more about my favorite incense blends, view Kush supplier here.

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What Keeps This Marriage Happy?

This is a great question that I find myself asking my friends all of the time. I have been married to my husband for almost ten years, but I still have not found the answer. We are doing pretty well right now, but it is very obvious that there is room for improvement. There are some really good days when we don’t yell at all and the stress level seems to be at a minimum, but we also experience bad days more frequently than I would like to admit. It really is true when you hear someone say that marriage is hard. I couldn’t agree more.

So what I wanted to do was to ask some of my friends that appear to have great marriages why they were so good at being married. I thought I would get the generic response from at least one of them that they never go to bed angry. I really hate it when people say this because it is going to happen in your marriage and if you stay up all night trying to solve a problem with barely any sleep and a foggy head, I think it would just make things worse.

Most of the friends that I talked with said that they just try to realize that fighting is part of being married and it would be pretty boring if their spouses were always agreeing with them on issues. That is not to say that you shouldn’t communicate and speak your mind when you have a strong opinion about one matter or another. But why get so caught up in who is right or wrong when it comes to how to do the dishes when you could be doing something a lot more productive. I guess I will keep searching for the answers to the healthy marriage question.

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5 Keys To A Happy Marriage

Over the past few years the term marriage has received a lot of publicity. Many have taken up the banner of the homosexual community and are advocating for same sex marriage. While marriage is still considered a union between a man and a woman, there is growing enthusiasm amongst the LGBT community that this will soon change. However, regardless of where you fall on this social issue, there is a great need for marriage advice. Marriages today are actually stronger than they have ever been. In the 1980’s and through the 90’s, almost 50% of marriages failed. Now days the number is down to around 40%. While this number is still high it shows that there is real progress being made in the lives of married couples. Here are 5 things to remember about marriage.

First, marriage is not about sex. Too many people think that the sex is all you need to make a marriage work. The average married couple will have sex one time a week. However, the average married couple will be married 7 days a week. See the issue? Second, your spouse is not a punching bag, either verbally or physically. Third, Having a clear financial future is an important piece of marriage success. Finances are the number one reason for divorce. Fourth, learn to speak the love language of your partner. This is very important. Finally, give without expecting a gift in return. This means that you might clean the car or feed the dog simply because you do not want your spouse to have to do it. Show initiative and make this a part of your daily life.

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3 Keys To a Lasting Marriage

Regardless of where you fall on the political and social platform marriage is a hot topic these days. Should same sex couples be allowed to wed? This is a debate that will never fully be finished. The reality is that marriage is a union between two people. Some will argue that it should be between a man and a woman and others will say that men should be able to marry men and women should be able to marry women. Lets forgo the political aspect and simply focus on the topic of marriage. Marriage is a hard thing to understand and to make-work. This is why so many marriages are ending in divorce. Some would argue that the best way to guard against divorce is to never get married. I would say that there is a way that you can make marriage work. Here are three tips for a happier marriage.

First, you must decide that divorce is never an option. This will require you to look at your issues in a much different light. If you are determined to repair the relationship then you will work harder to restore broken areas. If you go into the marriage with the idea that you could divorce if things do not move according to plan, you will be more apt to make that decision. Second, men you must treat your wife with the dignity and respect that she deserves and that you would expect for yourself. She is not a doormat or a punching bag. Ladies, encourage your man. This is a language that all men will hear well and respond to.

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One Reader’s Thoughts on Marriage

Marriage, in my opinion, is the most important union there is in life today. Many people tend to take marriage lightly these days and that is why so many of them are ending in divorce. I personally have experienced being married two times in my life and I never thought that would ever happen to me. No one goes into marriage thinking that it will one day end in divorce. I do not recommend divorce and whole heartedly believe that it is wrong. I am extremely happy in my second marriage and my ex husband is happy in his as well. We have broken the norm when it comes to marriage and divorce.

My ex husband and I were married for almost 20 years when we split. We have remained friends and are close even to this day. Most people think that when you end a marriage that you have to end the friendship with your ex spouse as well. I am here to tell you that that is not always the case. It is best for any and all children, that you remain friends and can get along well with one another. We are some of the lucky few who have a good relationship after our marriage ended.

I would recommend to anyone who is young and planning to get married in the near future that you have some sort of pre-marital counseling so that you can know going in if you are compatible in all areas of life. I didn’t do this the first time. You will be able to find out things that may need work before you make that big of a commitment with someone.

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The Skinny on Love and Marriage

First of all, let me say that I am single. It is not something that I am really proud of, but it is a fact. A fact that my mother is not so happy about, but she has to understand that it is my life and I should be able to decide when and if I am going to get married. Marriage has always been something that I have been afraid of in some way. I don’t know if afraid is really the right word, but I‘ll just stick with it for now.

After being in many different relationships over the years, I am not taking a break to just be by myself and learn a little bit about marriage and if it is something that I will want to try someday. I just don’t want to be a part of one of those couples who get married just to get married. I really think that love has to be a part of marriage and that the love in a marriage has to be sustainable.

Too many of my friends have gotten married and then a few years later gotten divorces. I don’t think they truly understood that a marriage is more than a wedding. You may be happy when you are dressed up and surrounded by friends and family, but your entire marriage won’t always be a celebration. If I am ever going to get married, I want to make sure that my spouse understands this as well, so that I won’t have to go through a divorce like so many of my friends.

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The Season for Wedding Bells

Summer is upon us. So many things are experienced in the warm days of summer. Summer vacations to sandy beaches are top on most lists each year. Letting your little one stay up just a little bit longer tends to happen. Countless days by a pool or running through the sprinkler just to cool off. Grilling becomes a weekly thing. Having friends over for food and fellowship and a few backyard campouts are sure to happen. But there is one thing that is for certain, you will be in or attend a marriage ceremony.

Summer, usually June, is the time for that perfect marriage ceremony. Whether outdoors or in a candlelight church you’re sure to attend a summer wedding. The days are longer. The flowers and trees are in full bloom. Sleeveless dresses and tanned skin make for a great wedding photo. What I look forward to is the first outdoor ceremony of the season.

I love outdoor back yard weddings. I just get the feeling that the marriage is off to such a sweet and natural beginning. The bride and groom, dressed to the nines or not, doesn’t matter but out in warm summer air surrounded by God’s creation uniting in the union of marriage is just majestic to me.

The simplicity of and backyard wedding is gorgeous. The bride dressed in white, the groom, polished and amazed by the beauty before him. Blue skies, birds singing, leaves rustling as a much needed breeze blows by. Bridesmaids and flower girl dressed in lovely dresses of the season holding all colors of the season. Mother’s wiping tears of joy as father’s wonder where the time has gone, looking at the not so little girl saying here marriage vows.

Summer time weddings, just a beautiful thing.

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3 Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Many people put much time and energy into planning their wedding – with attention to every detail. They spend hours pouring over wedding magazines, and to do lists before the big day. There’s nothing wrong with wanting your wedding to have certain elements and details, but how many couples spend as much, or more time working on the marriage that comes after the wedding ceremony?

Most counselors and pastors will tell you that maintaining a healthy marriage will take work, whether you have been married 1 year or 100 years. They would suggest these three things to help keep your marriage growing strong, no matter how long it’s been since you said “I do.”

1. Good communication is key. The secret to making any relationship stronger is good communication. There’s no way for two people to grow closer together if they don’t spend time talking and working through issues. Good communication doesn’t mean getting along all the time, but being able to communicate despite differences of opinion.

2. Spend time together – just like good communication will strengthen your relationship, you can also be sure that spending quality time together will strengthen those bonds as well. Finding a hobby or activity to enjoy together can be one way to do that, or both of you participating in a hobby that one of you enjoys from time to time can also fit the bill.

3. Remember all of the reasons you fell in love in the first place. Sometimes when a relationship goes through difficult spots, or dry spells, taking time to remember what attracted you to each other in the first place can help you to have renewed passion and energy for each other.

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A Christian Perspective on Marriage

Have you ever wondered how to keep your marriage strong when life is hard? Marriage has always been a beautiful but difficult thing. Two people fall in love and things are easy. As life goes on, things are not as easy as they once were and you may have hard times. Many people have no idea how to make their marriage last during these rough patches that every couple with inevitably face at some point. As a Christian, I believe marriage was created by God to be a picture of His love for us. It is a commitment and a covenant between a man and a woman, which is a perfect picture of what our covenant is with our Lord.

Keeping your marriage strong during tough times can be the hardest things to do. Many people would give up on their marriage at this point because it is just too hard. Praying daily for your spouse can keep your marriage strong. Lifting them up to the Lord on a daily basis will not only help you see them the way their Creator does but will also change your heart in the way you see them and your marriage.

Another way to keep your marriage strong is to always talk. Never stop talking to each other. At one point, you were best friends, taking about everything and anything, but when things get hard, we tend to stop talking to each other and try walking through things alone. Instead, stay together as a team and even if you are angry, talk it out. Silence won’t solve anything.

Keep your marriage strong by not being too busy. Make sure you are keeping each other a priority and making every effort to be together. When we become too busy, we forget about each other and can easily grow apart and quit feeling the need to invest anything into the relationship. Marriage is incredible and can be a lifelong adventure full of highs and lows. Keeping it strong is possible and will make life joyful and delightful.

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