5 Relationship Building Tools for Your Marriage
Do you remember the 1990’s sitcom Home Improvement? If you’re unfamiliar with it, it centers around accident-prone TV show host Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, his wife Jill, and their three boys.
The thing that stands out to me the most about this show is how much “The Tool Man” loved tools. We’re talking way past borderline obsession.
The thing is, I love tools too.
When I need to hang a picture, I appreciate a good hammer. Or, when it comes time to refinish an old wooden yard-sale bookshelf, I’ve discovered the electric sander proves invaluable.
Literal home improvement isn’t the only place I value tools, though.
I also appreciate them when it comes to my marriage. These tools aren’t fashioned from aluminum or wood or durable plastic. Rather, they’re practical ideas and time-tested concepts that I reach for to help build up my marriage.
Here are five of my husband Ted and my favorite marriage-building, “team us”-strengthening tools and tips on how you can use them too.
1. Get on the Same Page … Literally
Make an old-fashioned paper and pen list of what you value in marriage. Then look for creative ways you can develop and practice those qualities regularly and consistently.