What’s The Value of Your Marriage? 

by Nate Bagley from first7years.com


The cost of your marriage license (depending on where you live) was probably around $40.

The average cost of a wedding in the US last year was over $35,000.

If you were to get divorced today, the cost would likely be around $15,000.

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Lots of people – including the government, dressmakers, photographers and lawyers – are out there trying to tell you what your marriage is worth… but have you ever stopped to think what the true value of your marriage is?

I love this quote by Simon Sinek:

“Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it.”

So, what’s the value of your marriage?

The answer is whatever you are willing to pay… and I’m not just talking dollars.

Here’s an awesome example of a good buddy of mine who has just leveled up the value of his marriage and family by increasing his investment.

He reached out a few months ago and asked if we could grab lunch and catch up. When we sat down and started eating, he dropped an amazing bombshell.

“I want to share something with you, because I think you’re one of the only people who will get it without any weird judgment or anything.”

“Hit me,” I said.

“My wife and I have been talking about the kind of life we want to live as a family. For a while now we’ve felt like we’ve been caught up in the hamster wheel of life… which is fine if that’s what you want… but we don’t. So, next year we’re selling our house and we’re going to take our whole family on a trip around the world. We’re going to visit 5 continents, and around 30 countries. We’re going to expose our kids to different cultures, and have adventures, and make incredible memories!”

I almost cheered for joy in the restaurant!

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Life is short! He’s putting his time, energy, and money where his mouth is… into his marriage and family.

Now, I don’t think everyone should quit their job, sell their house and jet-set across the world for a year… because what’s best for my buddy isn’t best for everybody.

But I DO think everyone should invest more seriously in their dreams. That means putting a little more thought, effort and creativity into the way they want to live their life.

If you want to prove you truly value your marriage INVEST IN IT!

Is there a dance class you’ve been talking about? Sign up!

Is there a vacation you’ve always dreamed of going on? Plan it out! Figure out how much it will cost you to do it and start saving today.

Do you long for the days when the passion was super intense, and everything you did had a thin veil of romantic tension and suspense around it? What can you do to recreate that romantic excitement? Buy some sexy underwear? Meet up for a date where you pretend to have never met before, and try to pick up on each other? Reenact your first date… or your honeymoon?

Remember that quote I shared earlier:

“Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it.”

What price are you determined to pay? What is the value of your marriage?