Today marks the 48th anniversary of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. His famous words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," are significant where your marriage is concerned.
How many times have you seen a friend's or family member's marriage and thought, "I would love to have a marriage like that!" How many times have you seen a couple walking hand in hand or seen a couple gushing over one another and thought, "Man, they must really love each other. How do I get my marriage like that?"
Let me let you in one something: you're not alone. Even though I have a great marriage, I've seen couples and thought the EXACT same thing!
I believe Neil Armstrong's words are very instructive. The big things we desire in our marriage relationship are reached as we take small steps. As we take steps through actions like kindness, forgiveness, praying for our mate, refusing to retaliate, telling the truth, being faithful, etc., we begin to make a marriage work. And, the more consistently we take these steps, the greater we make our marriage.
I encourage you to think about the small steps you can take the make your marriage great, then start stepping! While some steps may be more challenging than others, they'll all be worth it when you achieve what you're after: a great marriage.
What are steps YOU can take to a great marriage? Leave your comments below!
Kevin B. Bullard, Marriage Works! Founder