Jul 12, 2011

A Few Simple Words Can Make the Difference

Few days ago, I read a book about Marriage given by my fiance. The book is all about tips how to make marriage work. It's more to practical tips. So one of the interesting topic is the title of my post that I would like to share today. Even though this 3 phrase is just a few simple words but it really mean everything in our life. 

The 1st phrase is "I Love You"
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It is a phrase used freely during courtship, but not so freely after marriage. We never outgrow the need to say it or hear it. To say, "I Love You" may at times require discipline. To say it when we may not feel like it, will affirm that our relationship is deeper than the moment and stronger than any disagreement. "I Love You" is something we say to each other regardless of how long we have known each other, or the number of years we have been married to each other. It shows that we are determined that our love will never grow old or stale.

The 2nd phrase is "I Thank You"
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We may receive many valuable gifts on our wedding day. However, the most valuable gift we will have received or will ever receive during our lifetime together is the gift of each other. It is sad that our thankfulness for material gifts received can grow faints as through use we take them for granted, or as they wear with age. Indifference must never overtake our relationship. Therefore, to say thanks to each other for little favours done, or niceties noticed, will renew our appreciation and keep us from taking each other for granted. A timely "Thank You" will lift our spirits and inspire our devotion.

The 3rd phrase is "I Am Sorry"
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When the Bible says, "Let not the sun go down on your anger" (Ephesians 4:26), it gives us sound advice. The first glow of love allows the words "I Am Sorry" to come easily to our lips. "I Am Sorry" readily said and deeply felt will move to mend what is broken. And just as quick, a word of forgiveness: "Thats OK; I Understand... I Forgive You..." will heal the rift and restore what is torn.

"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being.
His heart withers if it does not answer another heart.
His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts
and finds no other inspiration."
~ Pearl S. Buck

Source: Practical tips to make your marriage work by Deepu Paul

1 comment:

AnnieMing said...

Good info.. After many years being a married couple, both husband and I never failed to include the three phrases above in our daily conversation. ;-D