12 Rules for a Happy Married Life

Never go to bed mad.

Never both be angry at once.

Never bring up a mistake of the past.

If you must criticize, do so lovingly.

Never meet without an affectionate welcome.

Neglect the whole world, rather than each other.

Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.

When you’ve made a mistake, talk it out and ask forgiveness.

If you have a choice between making yourself or your mate look good—choose your mate.

Never let the day end without saying at least one complimentary thing to your life’s partner.

Yield to the wishes of the other as an exercise in self-discipline if you can’t think of a better reason.

Remember, it takes two to make an argument. The one who is wrong is the one who will be doing most of the talking.


—Author Unknown, via The Family Friend, a monthly newsletter published by the Calvert City church of Christ, Calvert City, KY.

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