1. Pray daily with her.
  2. Write a love letter that she’d like to receive.
  3. Discover her top 3 needs and over the next 12 months go all out to meet them.
  4. Buy her a rose. Take her in your arms. Hold her face gently. Look into her eyes and say “I’d marry you all over again!”
  5. Take her on a weekend get-a-way.
  6. Read the scriptures to her.
  7. Replace the “D” word with the “C” word! [D: divorce – C: commitment]
  8. Court her.
  9. Remain faithful to her.
  10. Fulfill your marriage covenant.
  11. Have a family time at least one night a week.
  12. Use circumstances to teach your children to trust God.
  13. Protect your family from evil.
  14. Restrain your teenager’s passion.
  15. Set spiritual goals for your children.
  16. Take one or two of your children on mission trips.
  17. Catch your kids doing something right.
  18. Date your daughters.
  19. Inspect what you expect.
  20. Do a Proverbs breakfast Bible study with your teens. [15 and older]
  21. Hug and Kiss your sons and daughters.
  22. Ask your children for forgiveness when you fail them.
  23. Pray with them.
  24. Call them to a spiritual mission to do what God wants to do with their life
  25. Persevere and don’t quit.


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