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Duck Dynasty star Jessica Robertson celebrated her 12th anniversary to Jep Robertsonby offering fans her tips for a successful marriage. The reality star wrote a blog post on A&E's website explaining how she met her husband and how they've made their relationship work while raising their four children.
Jessica wrote, "Jep and I saw each other for the first time around February 2001 at our mutual hair stylist. I was leaving as he was arriving and we both said "hello." That was it. Then we saw each other again about a week later at a concert. That was the first time we actually said more than a word to each other. I started hanging out with him and all his friends that March, but we didn't admit to liking each other until the end of May. We started officially dating in June and were married on October 7, 2001, when I was 20."
She goes on to offer a few tips for a successful marriage:
Be Loyal to Your Spouse:
Be committed to each other, even when it seems like the rest of the world views commitment and loyalty as a thing of the past.
Forgive Your Spouse:
When I struggle with forgiveness, I think of how God forgave me by not holding the past against me. Then I can't help but forgive. Never be too stubborn to say, "I'm sorry."
Respect Your Spouse:
Showing respect can make or break your spouse's confidence. A look, a smirk, a rude comment, even the tone of your voice can speak volumes. Build up your spouse; don't bring him or her down.
Cherish Your Spouse:
We sometimes forget to nurture the relationships with our spouse the way we do with our children. We get so busy being a mom or dad that we lose sight of this very important need. Go above and beyond to spend as much quality time together as possible. Jep and I try to go on a date a week and it has really helped keep our relationship strong.
Photo Credit: Jessica Robertson's Twitter