That old adage, "It's better to than to receive" can be the secret to a great marriage. Here are five ways to find joy through sacrificing for each other:
1. Give the gift of sacrifice. Giving up something so your mate can enjoy her own pursuit is like giving a present, only there's no wrapping paper. It's another way to say, "I love you."
2. Know what turns on your mate. Watch and listen. What brings your partner real joy? What activity or hobby gets him excited? If he had the chance, what would he do with a free evening? Then give it to him.
3. Let her know you respect what she does. Build your spouse's esteem by sincerely affirming her strengths. …