In honor of Valentine’s Day it is my distinct pleasure and honor to re-post this article that I posted in 2015 written by Elder Ambrose Robinson and edited by yours truly.
- David Robinson- Retired NBA Superstar for San Antonio Spurs
- Elder Charles Robinson-Pastor of Gates of Heaven Church of the Living God International(CLGI) & Secretary to CLGI Executive Board
- Dr. Kimberly A. Robinson
They are also the proud grandparents 4 wonderful grandchildren.
- David Jr – Graduated in 2015 from UT Austin
- Corey – Junior at Notre Dame
- Justin – Freshman at Duke University
- Jada – Junior in High School
Enjoy these golden words of wisdom from 2 people who have had 55 years of being committed to one another!
TOP TEN MARRIAGE TIPS
By Elder Ambrose Robinson
- Always wear your wedding ring. It will remind you that you’re always connected to your spouse and it will remind the rest of the world that you’re off limits.
- Never stop thanking your spouse for even the seemingly mundane things.
- When I’m wrong, I don’t assume I’ve mended things until I say “ I was wrong and I’m sorry.” Swallow your pride and keep the love in the air for your marriage. I do it all the time (and I expect to have to do it a few more times before the Lord calls me).
- Everything happens for a reason, we may not understand it now, but God does and that’s all that matters. Stay in Him and He will work it out.
- The grass is NOT greener on the other side. It is greener where you water it!
- When you’ve made a mistake, admit it and humbly seek forgiveness. You should be quick to say, “I was wrong, I’m sorry. Please forgive me.”
- In your marriage, never stop working on:
- Your relationship with God
- Communicating more effectively with your spouse
- Increasing the quality of your intimacy
- Extending grace, mercy and forgiveness to your spouse
- A spouse who must win every argument has not figured out that battles are being won, but the marriage is being lost.
- People who are wrong can be hard to correct. People who are always right can be hard to live with. Don’t be hard to live with, practice humility in your marriage often.
- Your children are more likely to thrive in a home where you and your spouse consistently show each other the kind of true love that the Bible describes to us. (I Corinthians 13:4-7 )
“These are lessons that we have learned over the years and while we didn’t always follow them, we are well aware and have learned from our experiences“. – Elder Ambrose Robinson