Rules are principles or regulations governing conduct, action, procedure, arrangement, etc.
They determine the success of every great venture. So if you are planning to have a great marriage these rules for newlyweds must be your pillars.

1: Never think of divorce: Many people go into marriage by having alternative outside their marriage. I heard the story of a lady that got married and asked her younger sister for the key of her room in her father’s house and the sister ask why? She said if the marriage is difficult she will return to her father’s house, behold she eventually returned divorced few months later

2:  Never go to bed angry: There is no way newlywed couple will not have some challenges but you have to learn to handle it with maturity.

3:  Never shout on your partner: You have become one and learning to honor your partner is what makes your marriage a blissful one.

4: Learn to appreciate your partner: Most newlyweds tend to see the weakness of their partner and magnify it instead of learning the act of appreciation. Whenever your partner puts down the toilet seat. Or does whatever chore he doesn’t enjoy doing, always learn to appreciate him or her.

5:  Don’t divulge your partner’s secrets, thoughts or share their private picture in the public

6:   Listen when talking: This is a sign that you reverence your partner, learn to concentrate and stop face book, reading newspapers or watching television when he or she is talking to you.

7: Learn to place your relationship first after God: Never allow third parties such as in-laws, parents, relations, neighbours, and friends to take the place of your partner in your life.

8: Learn unspoken rules: There will be a time to communicate to your spouse when people are around. Your partner should be able to get your message without others knowing.

Gideon Dosu is a family coach, a qualified marriage counsellor and a graduate from College of Marital Success (CMS); Africa’s Premier Marriage Institute, now a lecturer in the college. He can be reached on

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