By Lavern Nissley
Dave Wilson and I were chatting briefly after a men's breakfast. He was telling me about how he doesn't know what to tell other men when they ask him the secrets of being married 40+ years. But he knows what husbands should NOT do!
I asked him, "So, what are your top three things NOT to do? He very quickly listed them
By the way, Dave and Cindi have been married 46 years.
(The main headings are from Dave. I filled in with a few exaggerated specifics.)
Don't appreciate her
Unless you do just the opposite: Appreciate her, spend time with her and validate her ideas and plans. Those are 3 time tested secrets to 40 years.
Thanks, Dave Wilson, for the list!
As an added bonus in the realm of satire, we're including a brief video from JP Sears on how to use passive aggressive techniques in your relationship. Also not meant to be taken seriously.
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.