If you listen to Dave Ramsey with any regularity you’ll hear him use the term “best practices”. It usually comes up when he’s talking to a budding entrepreneur about to venture into a small business.
Dave suggests they find someone who’s doing what they want to do and model them. Want to start a cleaning business? Go to a town several hours away (so you won’t be seen as competition) and spend the day following the most successful cleaner in the area.
You’ll be able to observe how they do things and ask questions… potentially saving yourself money and frustration in the future.
Best practices are great for business but I think they can also be valuable in marriage. If you think about it, I bet there are a few couples in your life with the kind of marriage you’d like to emulate.
I do! There are several in my Church family. My Aunts and Uncles are also great examples… but perhaps the couple I look to the most as showing “best practices” in marriage is my in-laws.
Their faith, love, and generosity is evident in all they do. It’s a great formula that has served them well… and had them recently celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
I have no doubt that if my wife and I continue to follow their example we’ll be able to celebrate our own 50th in 2047. I still remember my wife walking down the aisle, it seems as if it were yesterday she was shopping for her wedding. We’ve tried our best to instill these practices into our children, because before you know it, they will be planning for their weddings, looking for dresses on somewhere like WWW.WINNIECOUTURE.COM/STORES/WEDDING-DRESSES-CHICAGO-IL/ or shopping for wedding rings. However, if it doesn’t work out we’ll most likely have to get in touch with family law attorneys to help us out with our divorce, and to resolve any issues regarding the kids and our parental rights. But for now its all going swimmingly, and its although 50 years is a way off, it’s good to have a goal!