Though newlyweds, Peter & Tyjari Lane have a lot of wisdom to share. This interview is simple, brief, and full of tidbits of wisdom that will help you nurture your marriage.
Years Married: We’ve been married for 3 weeks. We been together 2 years.
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Kids: 1 son together
Occupations: Peter - I am a harvest worker; TyJari - I am a care giver for mentally disabled people.
Hobbies/Interests: Peter enjoys playing the drums, going to church, taking walks and listening to music. TyJari enjoys taking pictures, going to church and hanging out with family.
Favorite flavor of ice cream: We both love Cookies N' Cream.
Q. What are some of the little things you do for each other to express your love and appreciation?
Peter: I cook dinner for the most part. I take her out on dates and have family nights. I send her pictures of memories we’ve had together. Give her massages. I express my love by telling her I love her.
TyJari: Some things I do for my husband is cook and clean on my days off. I go and buy him things to make him feel special. I listen to him talk, especially if he has had a rough day. I tell him how much I love him.
Q. What are your top three tips for a healthy sexual relationship?
Peter: Foreplay (be open), be romantic, and communicate about it.
TyJari: Make love often. Change it up sometimes. Dress sexy.
Q. What wisdom can you share about how to handle money in marriage?
Peter: Learn how to be open and honest with your mate (talk about your past debt). Learn how to be considerate with the bills, and also with buying thing for each other. Do not allow yourself to become selfish.
TyJari: If there is a need and you have the funds to take care of it, do so.
Q. What are two suggestions to help couples improve their communication?
Peter & TyJari: Do not hold back your feelings. Think of your spouse as not only your lover but your best friend. Make it easy for them to be able to talk about anything (even if it seems silly). Relinquish all forms of lies, secrets, or anything that can cause harm to the continual building of your marriage.
Q. What has been your favorite date you have been on together?
Peter: At United dairy farm, eating ice cream during the Christmas season.
TyJari: When we first met at the bowling alley. Eating broken nacho chips (LOL).
Q. Why is forgiveness so vital in marriage?
Peter: I believe that forgiveness expresses true love. It empowers the relationship with wisdom and knowledge for rapid growth.
TyJari: Forgiveness is very vital in marriage. Without forgiveness there can’t be sincere love. Forgiving is not just for the other person, it is for you. Forgiveness give life, love, and happiness back to the forgiver.
Q. What have you learned about nurturing your marriage through the transitions of life?
Peter & TyJari: It takes patience with one another to be able to make it.
Q. You are still married. What is your secret to a happy marriage?
Peter & TyJari: The secret to a happy marriage is to NEVER give up on each other. Becoming a union takes time and a lot of effort. Keep God as your leader and everything will fall into place as He wants it to.
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- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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