Lessons of a Happy Marriage

“Marriage is a wonderful institution… but who wants to live in an institution?”

Groucho Marx

I have been blessed to have been married for 32 years, and in those 32 years I have learned a few lessons. Here are my pearls of wisdom:

If you win an argument, you lose.

Questions you must never ask:

“What is this stuff?”

What did you do to your hair?”

“Do you think I’m stupid or something?”

Things you must never do:

Never spit out your wife’s cooking.

Even if you honestly think there is something in the food that shouldn’t be there.

Even if you think it might be poison.

If it isn’t poison, you will soon wish it was. If it is poison, she’s going to get you eventually, so you may as well take it like a man.

Your wife is smarter than you are. I’m quite serious about this lesson, and you must never forget it. Ever!

Things you must do:

Take frequent long walks together.

Have frequent long talks together.

Read your Bible and pray every day.

Put Christ at the center of your marriage.

Sound too simple? It’s worked for me for 32 years. And, by the way, I am the happiest man I know! I love my wife!!

“He who finds a wife finds what is good, and receives favor from the Lord.”

Proverbs 18:22