Your marriage doesn’t have to be "just good," it can be great.
But what separates the great marriages from the good ones? Consider the following.
God must be in your marriage.
Consider the words of Solomon, "A threefold cord is not quickly broken" (Ecclesiastes 4:12).
Couples who strive to build a relationship with Christ as its center enjoy an enormous advantage over those who do not.
Remember your vows.
Husbands, did you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect your spouse, forsaking all others?
Wives, did you promise to love, honor, cherish, and obey your spouse, forsaking all others?
Consider Matthew 19:9 along with Hebrews 13:4.
Enjoy life together.
While life is filled with its ups and downs, we should not allow the "downs" to prevent us from enjoying life.
"Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest…" (Ecclesiastes 9:9).
Appreciate one another.
When you stop to count your blessings, don’t forget to count yourspouse.
An attitude of ingratitude will eventually manifest itself in selfish and disrespectful behavior toward one another.
"Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing…" (Proverbs 18:22).
Treat one another as the most important person in the world.
After all, who on earth is more important to you than your spouse?
In terms of your relationships with others, no relationship should be more important to you than your relationship with your spouse.