Most would answer a "great sex life" but after hubby had a heart attack outta the blue...I would have to say it went on the back burner then my heath declined for a time as well..and it became more important to talk and laugh and share our fears, hopes and dreams...
Mutual love ,care and respect !
#1 Communication #2 Honesty #3 Trust #4 Compromise #5 Patience Those are the building blocks to start a good foundation for a strong marriage
Except one and other ;)
do the right thing
give your best
treat your spouse the same way u want to be treated and be a friend
Kindness ,maturity,give -and take and the ability not to sweat the small stuff..and strength for the rough patches
Openness, never keep anything inside get it out and let it go. no jealously or other bull like that, be best friends. never go to bed angry with each other. and dont take for granted what you have, cause tomorrow may never come
Intimacy (emotional and/or physical)
Quality time in prayer and discussion
a wing and a prayer and a good prenup
Really hot sex on a regular basis.
Love, Loyalty, commitment, realistic expectations..