Steps to Keeping Your Military Marriage Strong
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9
There are many blessings to family life—but, at times, many challenges. Perhaps you are experiencing a sweet season in your relationships right now, and would like to see them grow even stronger. Or perhaps you are struggling and would like to have some answers and help. We recommend all husbands and wives, no matter the season they are in, consider taking the initiative to build into their marriage.
Steps which you can take by yourself & links to more information:
- Get Connected! Are you involved with a church or chapel community that stands tall with you and with whom you can serve? If not, let us share some tools with you for getting connected.
- Set aside time to attend “recurrent training.” It can be a Weekend to Remember marriage retreat, participation in a small group study like HomeBuilders, or reading devotionals together. http://excellentorpraiseworthy.org/.com is full of couples devotions designed to keep your marriage connected.
- Pick a good book on marriage to read—or to read together. Look for ideas to improve your strengths as a wife or husband—or identify some weaknesses which you need to address. The focus should be on you—not identifying the problems with your spouse. Explore our marriage resources.
- Learn your love language, and that of your spouse. This one exercise will reap many benefits in your life and your marriage. Click here to get started.
- Pray. Not sure how? Try starting here. We also provide a prayer network to share your prayer needs and to pray for others.
- Spend time each day with God. Learn more in our personal growth section.
- Are you struggling? Seek help from a pastor, chaplain, counselor, or battle buddy. We provide specific resources for service members suffering from combat trauma and PTSD.