Marriage Advice For Farming & Ranching Couples
The other day, I asked y'all for your best parenting advice, and it was so good that I decided to follow up with a second question -- what's your best advice for marriage, especially for agricultural couples?
The responses were SO GOOD, and now I'm deep-diving on this topic for an upcoming RADKE REPORT column. Stay tuned!
Today, I wanted to share some of your advice. Feel free to add more in the comments section!
- Keep God at the center of your marriage. Always. The closer you get to God, the closer you'll get to each other.
- Automatic chutes save marriages! (HA! Very true...)
- Get a babysitter and spend time alone together.
- Communication is key. You have to talk to each other!
- When your wife says it's time to cull that one, ole mean cow, do it.
- Be willing to do things your spouse enjoys. You might even discover a newfound love for their hobby, too!
- If you're having an argument, think to yourself, will this matter in 10 years? If not, let it go. If yes, work it out.
- Mutual respect is critical.
- Learn and accept you both have different love languages.
- Give each other grace and forgiveness.
- Have faith in God and each other.
- Take turns opening cattle gates!
- Work together! You're on the same team!
- Critique in private, and never in front of others.
- Build your marriage on a good friendship, and make sure there is plenty of laughter in your home.