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One Crucial Ingredient for a Quality Marriage

pascal_dagnan-bouveret_-_blessing_of_the_young_couple_before_marriageIf you tried to come up with factors that contribute to a quality, lasting marriage, what would your list look like?

No doubt many people would list things like good communication skills or the willingness to compromise. They might also list things like the need for spouses to possess similar interests and values and compatible personalities. And then there is the question of whether or not they work well together managing their lives, home, family, etc.

I agree that these things are important—in fact, it’s a real blessing if a marriage relationship exhibits any of these traits. But as valuable as each of them is, I’m convinced there are a handful of things that are even more important and foundational in building a quality marriage. And I want to expand briefly on one of those things here: