Small actions can make or break a marriage. Tiny acts of kindness are sometimes the ones that are remember most. Unfortunately, tiny acts of contempt are also long remembered, and can be powerful enough to turn a good relationship sour. The bottom line is that when it comes to marriage, little actions make a big difference. In fact, my marriage to Jenny started with a simple, but powerful, act of kindness.
Small Acts of Kindness
I knew I liked Jenny from the moment we met. Although she is absolutely gorgeous, and incredibly sweet, it was a simple gesture on her part that made the biggest impression. Jenny and I connected through an online dating site. The two of us had not spoken prior to our first date, which was at a pizza place on the bay.
I chose this restaurant because the San Diego Bay is one of my places in the world. I figured if the date went poorly at least I’d get to eat at spot I had been dying to try. Needless to say, the evening went far better than expected. Her gentle spirit, and warm smile won me over instantly. After dinner I asked Jenny if she was up for a walk. She said, “yes.”
Unfortunately, what I didn’t do was remind Jenny to bring a jacket. It was late March, and although the San Diego weather was warm, it cooled down quickly once the sun went down…
Read the full post on my friend Jackie Bledsoe’s site: How Small Actions Impact Marriage in a Big Way.
P.S. While your there, be sure to download the first chapter of his book, The Seven Rings of Marriage. It’s what I am currently reading on Audibles, and a book that I highly recommend to all married couples!
Small actions really do make a big difference. What small acts of kindness have you done to keep your marriage strong this week? What small actions has your spouse done that has impacted your relationship in a positive way? I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments below!
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