5 Ways A Marriage Assessment Can Strengthen Your Love

One of the most important things you can do is continually work towards a happy, healthy, connected, Christ-centered marriage. Relationships thrive when there is understanding, and assessments can give insight as you strengthen your love.

Every marriage has room for improvement. Take a look at some of the significant benefits you and your partner will get from diving deeper into your personalities and your dynamic as a couple

1. Explore How You Respond To Stress

Each person reacts and responds to stress differently, and you and your spouse likely do too. Does your spouse need quiet time to process when they’re stressed? Or do they like to talk through the problem?

A relationship assessment can help you unpack your individual responses, and help you know one another better. Getting deeper, objective insight into your stress management will help you uncover triggers and “hot topics,” too. And ultimately, understanding each others’ responses could lead to less stress and more peace in your marriage.

2. Understand Financial Management Styles

When you put together couples and money, you’re bound to get a few spats. Did you know money is the top conflict in most relationships?

A relationship assessment can give you a valuable understanding of your relationship with money and how that works for or against the two of you.

Sure, it can be tricky to figure out, but you can learn how to discuss your finances as a couple. By understanding how you both relate to money, you can stop creating friction, and start building more shared dreams and plans for the future.

3. Get Clear On Communication

One of the most vital assets in a healthy marriage is the quality of communication between spouses. With an assessment, you can move from unspoken thoughts to conversations with deep understanding, so you feel cherished and loved. 

Failing to understand one another’s communication styles can quickly lead to unresolved conflict. By understanding and using your spouse’s preferred communication style, you can voice your needs, communicate clearly, and decrease conflict in your relationship.

4. Understand Personality Types

We all want to be seen, heard, and understood. So understanding your personality and your spouse is crucial. When you know yourself and are secure in your identity as a child of God, it’s easier to build and maintain healthy relationships. 

And when you and your spouse know each other well, you’re more likely to build a healthy and happy marriage. Understanding your personalities and dynamics as a couple will help you make better decisions as a team and for one another.

5. Create Deeper Intimacy

A universal desire among married couples is to create deeper intimacy. Passion, pleasure, and fulfillment are essential to an incredible marriage, and you want to make those qualities last a lifetime. A relationship assessment can help you unlock deeper intimacy, leading to better sex and greater happiness.

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A marriage assessment gives you a safe place to work on your relationship, whether your marriage needs saving or you want to take it from good to great.

If you’ve never taken a marriage assessment with your spouse, it’s a great time to consider it. The Prepare/Enrich Assessment is designed to help couples build successful marriages with a deeper knowledge of themselves and their spouses. 

Every marriage has areas that are working well and areas that could use improvement. Let Longview walk alongside you on your relationship journey today. We’re a husband-and-wife team who share the same passion for helping others build and restore healthy Christ-centered relationships.