Fadi and Chantal’s Marriage Advice

Fadi and I were invite to give our marriage advice to a group of soon-to-be-married couples as part of their pre-marriage counseling with Father Elie Anbar.

We tried to keep it simple…

Here’s the powerpoint that we presented:

And here are the 14 things that we advise you to do in order to have a healthy relationship:

  1. No one is going to love you if you do not love yourself
  2. Be independent
  3. Know the five love languages
    1. Time
    2. Service
    3. Touch
    4. Gifts
    5. Words
  4. A good relationship starts with good communication
  5. Take the 5 minutes break before getting angry
  6. Express your feelings
  7. Give each other space
  8. If you feel like giving up, just remember why you are together
  9. Be best friends
  10. Never laugh at one another’s choices, you were one of them
  11. Keep calm and don’t get carried away
  12. In marriage, each person should have a little pocket money and the freedom to have a little fun! Its healthy!
  13. Never shout at each other. Unless the house is on fire!
  14. Live happily ever after!

What are some of your marriage advice?

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