#8 It’s in the Small Stuff

October 8, 2012

in the generous life

I’m “running” in the CMBA half marathon (blogging daily from Oct 1st to 13th) by writing “13 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage.”


13 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage

#8 – Small stuff adds up, so everyday attitudes and actions really count.

It’s nice to give your spouse a big gift or to take them away on a grand vacation, but these are not the kind of things that will make or break a marriage.

It’s far more important to keep watch on your everyday attitudes and create daily habits that will bless your spouse. 

Daily give your sweetie a hug and a kind word. Show him courtesies and treat him with respect. When you act badly (let’s just be honest about it), be quick to apologize. You are building your marriage one day at a time. Build it with little gestures of love, kindness, and generosity.

If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.  Bill Meyer

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The Generous Husband: 7 Marriage Verses I like how he applied verses that are not typically considered “marriage verses.”


Elevate Your Marriage: Serving Jesus Through Your Marriage An interesting biblical model and an encouragement to serve your community as a couple.


Assume Love: Socks on the Floor She really knows how to put it all in perspective!



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Gaye October 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

Don’t know how I missed this post, but it is so true – the small things (positive or negative) are what accumulate over time and can build up or destroy a marriage. Also, love that quote about crab apples!


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