Monday, August 8, 2011

50 Things Every Couple Should Know

In out women's bible study at my church, we just finished going over a list of 50 things every couple should know. It was an awesome list so I just had to share it with all of you. It was written my Joe McGee and you can find his website HERE, he has some great resources on there. I will be back to normal posting on Wednesday, and I hope you enjoy!

50 Things Every Couple Should Know

1. The difference between what makes your spouse tick and ticked off. (I Peter 3
dwell with knowledge).

2. How to make your spouse laugh. (Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good like a

3. Positive memories become anchors for the future storms. (Proverbs 10:76
Memory of the just is blessed).

4. Please and thank you are not just words for children. (I Peter 3:8 Be courteous one
to another).

5. Not to yell at each other unless the house is on fire. (Proverbs 15:1 Soft answer
turns away wrath).

6. Your spouse has positive qualities you should affirm regularly. (Proverbs 7:21
With much faith speech and flattery of her lips she forced him).

7. It is fun to be spontaneous: tickle, dance, or join your spouse in the shower.
(Proverbs 27:6 sacrifices of joy).

8. The qualities within your spouse that ignited your interest when you first met.
(Revelation 2:4-5 Left first love – remember, repent, redo).

9. Major house projects may need to be followed by minor marital counseling.
(Psalm 133:1 Good for the brethren to dwell together in unity).

10. The important of maintaining sexual attraction. (Song of Solomon 7:10 I am my
beloved’s and his desire is toward me).

11. How to use a camera and photo album to document your relationship. (Psalm
77:11 Surely I will remember thy wonders of old).

12. Your spouse’s favorite magazine. (I Peter 3:8 Finally, brethren be ye all of one

13. To celebrate the little things in your lives. (Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that

14. To not replace the evening gown with the bathrobe. (Song of Solomon 6:4 Thou
are beautiful my love).

15. Your own intimate vocabulary (which is foreign to other family members). (I
Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery).

16. The quality of your marriage isn’t handled by how few problems you have, but
how you handle the problems. (Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers).

17. TV executives don’t care about marriage communication. (Mark 13:5 Take heed
lest any man deceive you).

18. Marriage should have more dreams than nightmares. (Proverbs 29:18 Where there
is not vision the people perish).

19. Biblical writers refer to the act of sex as to know. (Philippians 2:3 Let each
esteem the other better than themselves).

20. You should keep your spouses insecurities private. (I Peter 4:8 Love covers a
multitude of sins).

21. A quick phone call when you’re going to be late can diffuse a potential explosion.
(Proverbs 2:10 Knowledge is pleasant to the soul).

22. How to establish realistic expectations. (Luke 14:28 Sit down first and count the

23. How to take responsibility for our actions instead of blaming your spouse.
(Romans 2:1 Be careful when you judge someone for when you judge someone
else you condemn yourself for it takes one to know one).

24. How to face stressful events peacefully. (Proverbs 1:33 Shall dwell safely and be
quiet from fear of evil).

25. The importance of being straightforward about getting your needs met.
(Ephesians 4:15 Speaking the truth in love may grow up).

26. The attractiveness of a positive attitude. (Philippians 4:13 I can do all things
through Christ).

27. It is ok to read a book or take a course on improving your marriage. (I Peter 2:2
Desire the sincere milk of the word that you may grow thereby).

28. A walk together is good for both the heart and the soul. (Amos 3:3 Can two walk
together unless they agree).

29. Money problems are a major cause of divorce. (Luke 16:11 Not faithful in
handling wealth who will trust you with true riches).

30. Ignored problems will not become solved on their own. (Hosea 4:6 My people are
destroyed for a lack of knowledge).

31. How to dream big together. (Matthew 18:19 If any two of you shall agree as touching anything that they shall ask it shall by done of them of my Father in heaven).

32. The value of creating a safe environment to openly share your feelings. (James
1:19 Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath).

33. How to turn a negative thought into a positive statement before the brain engages
the mouth. (I Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations).

34. It is better to help your partner be on time instead of blaming them for being late.
(Eccl. 4:9-10 Two are better than one for if one falls, he has another to help him up).

35. How to interpret your spouse’s non-verbal communication. (Luke 5:22 Jesus
perceived their thoughts).

36. The silent treatment was invented by a kindergartner. (James 4:2 You have not
because you ask not).

37. How to avoid the same sexual routine. (Song of Solomon 7:12 They went out into
the country to make love).

38. Happily married people do exist. (I Peter 3:15 Be read to give an answer to
everyone who asks you of the hope that is in you).

39. A few simple rules for resolving conflict. (I Peter 3:9 Do not render evil for evil,
or railing for railing).

40. The important of planning fun into your schedule. (Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred
makes the heart sick).

41. To be proud when introducing your mate. (I Peter 3:7 Giving honor unto the
wife/Ephesians 5:33 Wives reverence your husbands).

42. Sticks and stones are much less painful than words carelessly spoken. (Proverbs
18:21 Life and death are in the power of the tongue).

43. Men reach their sexual peak at about age 20; women at about age 35. (I
Corinthians 7:5 Defraud ye not one another).

44. Encouragement before marriage is kindness, but encouragement after marriage is
a necessity. (Hebrews 3:13 Exhort one another daily).

45. It is not the number of years you are married that counts but what you do during
those years. (John 10:10 Jesus came to bring life and life more abundantly).

46. The importance of a weekly meeting to discuss problems, family, calendar, goals,
finances, and so on. (Proverbs 16:3, 9 Commit your works to the Lord and He will
establish your thoughts. Man makes his plans and the Lord orders his steps).

47. The past is past, move on. (Philippians 3:13 Forgetting those things which are
behind and reaching forth).

48. Orgasm isn’t the name of a Biblical city. (Proverbs 5:19 Be thou ravished always
with her love).

49. To ask for your spouses advice. (Proverbs 11:14 Where there is not counsel the
people fall).

50. That God can meet every single one of your needs. (I Peter 3:12 The eyes of the
Lord are over the righteous spouse and his ears are open to their prayers).


MelissaQ said...

I some how stumbled in here and was happy to find a great post. It was very interesting. Thank you.
God Bless.

doreen said...

What a great list. Thank you for sharing:)
Your babies are just so precious..

Jamie said...

I'm glad you ladies enjoyed this list as much as I did! I just loved it and thought it was such great and practical advice so I had to share.