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Wednesday; August 14

What does it take to make a good marriage?I have gotten the opportunity to do my share of weddings, but as I look back on it, very few people have asked me what it takes to make a good marriage.It is easy to focus on what colors look good together, what songs sound good in a ceremony, what biblical verses should be included and when you should cut the cake; but a successful marriage is more than a beautiful wedding.So, with this in mind, here are a few observations I have made through the years: 1.Spouses should spend more time cheerleading and less time coaching.It is tempting to try to grow a better husband or wife, but the thing that might make an even better relationship is by merely encouraging each other.When we cheer for rather than critique each other, we build a foundation that will help us transcend most of our challenges. 2.Marriage is better when each spouse gives 75%.I hadn’t really thought of this until I read a biography of George and Barbara Bush that cited this as the f…