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27 QUALITIES YOU MUST DEVELOP BEFORE MARRIAGE PART 1

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27 QUALITIES YOU MUST DEVELOP BEFORE MARRIAGE PART 1

Bisi Oludare

Marriages would have truly been ‘..and they live happily ever after’ if singles placed their priorities right to develop some great qualities that would have made them live with joy and have an excellent marriage.

People want to be married but some are not developing the characters needed to sustain the marriage. Getting married is good, staying married is better but enjoying marriage is the best.

In this article we will be looking at qualities you must develop before marriage. This is not gender-specific but for both the guy and the lady if they want an excellent marriage

1. HOSPITALITY
One of the characters you need to develop before marriage is hospitality, you need to care about other people and don’t allow things to be all about yourself. You must be able to accommodate people, care for them, cater to them, and be able to entertain guests. This is needed because by the time you are married, a lot of people will start visiting.

2. BECOME A GOOD COMMUNICATOR
Communication is the bedrock of any successful relationship in life and you must be a good communicator before you go into marriage. Communication is not all about just talking but it is all encompassing. You must be ready to listen to other people and not just talk. Part of being a good communicator is being a good listener, who is empathetic enough to consider other people.

3. LEARN TO FORGIVE
Without forgiveness, there is no marriage. So, if you are not somebody that has learnt the act of forgiveness as a single, you will find it difficult to enjoy your marriage. Forgiveness is something you must do intentionally and not grudgingly if you desire to get married.

4. PATIENCE
You will have to be someone that delays instant gratification while you look at the bigger picture. Patience is when you are willing to wait without losing your temper.

5. TOLERANCE
You need to tolerate other people and this will start from tolerating people in your immediate home then it will be easy for you to extend it to others. You will need tolerance in marriage because there will be things you have to endure and if you are not tolerant, you will find it difficult to cope. It is about accepting other people for who they are while you change for them to change

6. BE INDUSTRIOUS
One of the major things you need to develop as a single is to be industrious. You need to be very hard working. Remember, there is no food for a lazy man.

7. SERVICE
You must know and be good at assisting people because service is all about assistance. A person that is ready to follow an authority not just for the financial gain but as an act of loyalty. This will help you to win in your marriage, not just with your spouse but even everybody

8. PRAYERFULNESS
Prayer is key because it usually changes things and also changes people if this tool is used effectively. As a single, one thing you cannot do without is to develop a strong habit of prayer. Prayer will keep you and your spouse closely when you are married. It is a special weapon that nothing can resist, you need to develop this quality before you think about marriage
9. SACRIFICE
Life is about sacrificing and marriage is a practical ground where this quality must be practised. You must be ready to give your all if you want to get married and this will not happen by default unless you have been living a sacrificial life before marriage. There are times you will even have to sacrifice your ‘happiness’ to see that your spouse is happy. That is wisdom to sustain your home and not foolishness.

 

Do not miss the part two of this article coming out tomorrow.

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