Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell shares her marriage philosophy

By Drum Digital
26 January 2015

Here are Tina (and Teddy’s) four guiding principles of marriage.

She and her husband, Teddy, have been through a lot together. She publicly admitted to having found out her husband of many years had cheated on her and later went on to make the decision to forgive him and work on their marriage.

What better person to take relationship advice from? She’s been through the wire with her man!

Here are Tina (and Teddy’s) four guiding principles of marriage:

Change your mind, change your marriage

How couples think and what they believe about their spouse affects how they perceive the other. What they expect and how they treat their spouse matters greatly.

The grass is greenest where you water it

Successful couples have learned to resist the grass is greener myth – i.e. someone else will make me happy. They have learned to put their energy into making themselves and their marriage better.

You can change your marriage by changing yourself

Veteran couples have learned that trying to change their spouse is like trying to push a rope – almost impossible. Often, the only person we can change in our marriage is ourselves.

Love is a verb, not just a feeling

Everyday life wears away the “feel good side of marriage.” Feelings, like happiness, will fluctuate. But, real love is based on a couple’s vows of commitment: “For better or for worse” – when it feels good and when it doesn’t.

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