“Fiqh of Love”
1-Great relationships don’t just happen; they are created. You have to work at it.
2-If your job takes all of your best energy, your marriage will suffer.
3-One of the greatest gifts you can give your spouse is your own happiness.
4-It is possible to love and hate someone at the same time.
5-When you complain about your spouse to your friends, remember that their feedback can be distorted.
6-The only rules in your marriage are those you both choose to agree with.
7-It is not conflict that destroys marriage; it is the cold, smoldering resentment that you hold for a long time.
8-It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with what you have.
9-If you think you are too good for your spouse, think again.
10-Growing up in a happy household doesn’t ensure a happy marriage, or vice versa.
11-It’s never too late to repair damaged trust.
12-The real issue is usually not the one you are arguing about.
13-Love isn’t just a feeling; it is expressed through our actions.
14-Expectations set us up for disappointment and resentment.
15-Arguments cannot be avoided, but destructive arguments can be avoided.
16-One of the greatest gifts you can give your spouse is focused attention.
17-Even people with happy marriages sometimes worry that they married the wrong person.
18-Your spouse cannot rescue you from unhappiness, but they can help you rescue yourself.
19-The cost of a lie is far greater than any advantage you gain from speaking it.
20-Your opinion is not necessarily the truth.
21-Trust takes years to establish and moments to destroy.
22-Guilt-tripping won’t get you what you really want.
23-Don’t neglect your friends.
24-If you think, “You are not the person I married,” you are probably right.
25-Resisting the temptation to prove your point will win you a lot of points.