Thursday, October 26, 2017

Making Your Marriage Last Through Hard Times

I have a friend that I chat with regularly who has been married for 43 years. That’s a lifetime! I always enjoy our times together because whenever the conversation turns to anything marriage-related she smiles because she’s been through it all, and then she always reassures me. The things that come up are not earth-shattering, just things that are par for the course but that can become burdensome if our perspective is skewed. Things like dealing with adult children, or the empty nest phase, or just day-to-day stuff.
My 28 years seems like baby steps compared to hers, but it’s reassuring to speak with someone who has more life experience in this area. Join me over at to read the rest of this post then come back over here to comment.


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  1. These ten things are all so good, Nylse. I've been married 25 years and I see how some of these tips were especially helpful in certain seasons. Right now we're living #9 a lot, creating new experiences.

  2. So many great points, Nylse. I always come back to the challenge of #1 -- making time for the priority of prayer.

  3. We are coming up on 25 years... pray, be kind, and JUST LOVE our mantras. Thanks for this!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing! Great insights filled with wisdom.


  5. terrific and always timely - you could repost once a quarter and be just fine! (almost 30 years for us and we are as different as night and day-everyone says and we live it! -- I joined a travel club bec that's one thing we both love doing - off to Greece in Nov - and I paid for it ... (: it's called an investment for a reason.)

  6. Nice post with great thought which need to be taken into consideration for a successful married life.


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