15 Ways to Stay Married

Oct 15, 2020


At Virtual Home Church, we understand the importance of maintaining strong and fulfilling marriages. In today's fast-paced world, it can be challenging to prioritize our relationships amidst various responsibilities. However, with the right strategies and commitment, couples can create a solid foundation for a lifelong partnership.

1. Open Communication

Effective communication is the cornerstone of any successful marriage. Regularly express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns to foster understanding and intimacy. Set aside time each day to actively listen to your partner, and encourage them to openly share their emotions as well.

2. Quality Time

Dedicate uninterrupted quality time to connect with your spouse. Plan regular date nights, engage in shared hobbies or activities, and cherish the moments you spend together. Quality time allows you to strengthen your bond and create lasting memories.

3. Mutual Respect

Respect is fundamental in a healthy marriage. Treat your partner with kindness, courtesy, and consideration. Value their opinions and honor their boundaries. Building a foundation of mutual respect fosters a supportive and loving environment.

4. Emotional Support

Be there for your spouse in both good times and bad. Offer emotional support, empathy, and understanding. Create a safe space where they can share their joys, sorrows, and challenges. A robust emotional support system strengthens the connection between partners.

5. Prioritize Intimacy

Physical and emotional intimacy play vital roles in a fulfilling marriage. Foster a deep connection by regularly expressing affection, engaging in intimate moments, and openly discussing each other's needs and desires.

6. Practice Forgiveness

Forgiveness is essential in any marriage. Learn to let go of past grievances and embrace forgiveness as a path to healing and growth. Holding onto resentment only hinders the progress of your relationship.

7. Shared Goals

Identify common goals and aspirations as a couple. Whether it's building a family, pursuing a career, or overcoming challenges together, shared goals create a sense of purpose and unity.

8. Balancing Individuality and Togetherness

While marriage involves merging two lives, it's crucial to maintain individual identities. Encourage each other's personal growth, hobbies, and interests. Finding a balance between individuality and togetherness strengthens the bond between partners.

9. Continuous Learning

Never stop learning about each other. Discover new aspects of your partner's personality, interests, and dreams. Engage in personal and intellectual growth, individually and as a couple.

10. Conflict Resolution

Conflict is inevitable in any relationship. Instead of avoiding disagreements, learn to resolve them in a healthy and respectful manner. Develop effective communication and problem-solving skills to navigate conflicts and find mutually beneficial solutions.

11. Support Each Other's Dreams

Encourage and support your partner's dreams and aspirations. Celebrate their achievements and provide a nurturing environment for them to pursue their goals. Being each other's biggest cheerleaders strengthens the bond of love.

12. Regular Appreciation

Take time to express gratitude and appreciation for your partner. Acknowledge their efforts, strengths, and contributions to the relationship. Regularly reminding each other of your love and gratitude promotes a positive and nurturing atmosphere.

13. Adaptability

Marriage involves navigating life's ups and downs together. Develop a sense of adaptability and resilience as a couple. Embrace change, make adjustments when necessary, and face challenges as a united front.

14. Seek Professional Help

If you're facing significant challenges, don't hesitate to seek professional help. Marriage counseling can provide valuable guidance and support during difficult times. Virtual Home Church offers resources and referrals to trusted professionals.

15. Never Give Up

Lastly, remember that marriage is a lifelong commitment. During challenging times, reaffirm your dedication to each other. Nurture your relationship with love, patience, and perseverance, knowing that the journey is worth it.


By implementing these 15 ways to stay married, couples can cultivate strong and fulfilling relationships. At Virtual Home Church, we are dedicated to providing resources and support for couples seeking to maintain a healthy and lasting marriage. Prioritize your relationship, and embark on a lifelong journey of love and companionship.

Cheryl Spell
Great tips! 😊 Communication and commitment are key for a strong and lasting marriage! 💑👍
Oct 7, 2023
Rob Cairns
Remember to be patient and understanding with each other, especially during challenging times.
Jun 20, 2023
Amanda Toney
Learning to forgive and let go of past grievances is essential for moving forward and strengthening the marriage.
Jun 13, 2023
Fabio Pulzi
Managing stress and prioritizing self-care can help prevent unnecessary conflict and tension within the relationship.
Apr 29, 2023
Nick Maalouf
Expressing gratitude and appreciation for your partner's efforts and qualities can go a long way in maintaining a happy marriage.
Aug 26, 2022
Paul Brienza
I completely agree with the importance of maintaining strong marriages in today's fast-paced world. It's a valuable reminder to prioritize our relationships amidst various responsibilities.
Jun 8, 2022
Todd Diers
Genuine compromise and willingness to meet halfway on important decisions can foster a healthy balance in the relationship.
May 26, 2022
Arjun Kumar
Establishing clear boundaries and respecting each other's individual space and needs can foster a sense of autonomy and freedom.
May 25, 2022
Thomas Rowe
Supporting each other's personal growth and goals can contribute to a sense of mutual respect and admiration.
Mar 26, 2022
Ged Brannan
Communication is key in any relationship. It's important to listen to each other and express your feelings.
Feb 17, 2022
Robert Storm
Setting aside dedicated time for each other, whether it's a weekly date night or a weekend getaway, can help strengthen your bond.
Dec 19, 2021
Rhonda Bentley
Making an effort to keep the romance alive, whether through small gestures or grand surprises, can keep the spark alive.
Oct 2, 2021
Howard Sinkoff
Engaging in shared activities and hobbies can create opportunities for bonding and shared experiences.
May 2, 2021
James Posekany
Seeking professional help through couples therapy can provide valuable tools and insights for overcoming obstacles together.
Apr 13, 2021
Lanny Sagal
Understanding and accommodating each other's love languages can lead to more meaningful and fulfilling expressions of love and affection.
Mar 17, 2021
Holly Bui
Embracing humor and lightheartedness can create a positive and enjoyable atmosphere within the marriage.
Feb 24, 2021
Craig Wolridge
Building trust through honesty and transparency is crucial for a lasting, committed relationship.
Oct 22, 2020