3) Be patient.
- Many times when I am conversing with older women who have met God’s match for them, the conversation is geared toward waiting. “Don’t rush it,” they caution me. While waiting, it does not seem much like it, but what is meant to be yours will find its way to you. We all know rushing or taking short cuts never does anyone any good. Being patient plays a big role in the relationship/marriage as well. Give each other time and wait until you reach a consensus before a decision is made.
4) Set boundaries with same sex friendships.
- This one is tricky, especially if one of you has friends who are not mutual friends. A wife of ten years shared her view, “My husband and I decided not to have same sex friends unless they are friends with both of us.” I personally agree with this one. Though not every couple will have issues with friends who not also friends with their spouse, it is always smart to play it safe, rather than sorry. Even if the friends are mutual, boundaries should be set. I have heard stories where adultery took place within a circle of mutual friends.