“Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.” – Zig Ziglar
As children, we are taught concepts over and over until we ‘get’ them. Statistics show repetition enhances our growth & learning ability. However, once we cross the threshold into adulthood, the notion of repetition for more significant learning typically ceases. Aside from attending college or trade schools for more formal education, we’re typically left to gain knowledge of valuable and important things by, well, just doing.
Relationships can be highly impacted, either positively or negatively, by repetitive actions.
I don’t know about you, but I certainly didn’t attend a Relationships 101 class in school!
So, where can we begin to bridge the learning and growth gap?
We can start by recalling and then taking the crucial step of implementing the tools and tips that we have learned about.
Let’s talk about a few of those:
- Communication – key in every marriage!
- Enjoy quiet moments together
- Celebrate one another, and celebrate your love
- Believe in yourself – and believe in your partner
- Ask the hard questions
- Be willing to do the work
- Most importantly: Keep Christ at the center
When we are willing to repeat the actions that will positively impact our marriage and our spouse, we will see change.
Another benefit? God will honor the efforts in your repetition! Sure, there will be days when you’re ‘just not feeling it’. Keep those efforts toward a great marriage going!
We have walked the hard road of betrayal together and seen God hold us together. Through daily, repetitive steps of intentional forgiveness, grace, and choosing love, God was at the center – fighting for our marriage.
What purposeful steps can you begin taking (and repeating!) today for your marriage?