42 Love Letter Prompts

The best collection of love letter prompts on the web.  42 love letter prompts to be exact. I mentioned in my last post Four Ways To Emotionally Connect With Your Spouse While You’re Apart that Rich is currently in Brazil and we are apart for the month.  While we’re away for extended periods of time like this, Rich came up with the great idea to write each other love letters. Since we find ourselves writing quite a few of these, we ran out of love letter prompts fairly quickly and were unsatisfied with the love letter ideas we found online (C’mon… Read More

How to Bring Out Your Spouse’s Best Side

3 Ways to bring out your spouse's best side. 1. Believe in them. 2. Let go. 3. Love unconditionally

To bring out our spouse’s best side, we should believe in them, let go and love unconditionally.   Sometimes when marriage is hard, it seems like it will never be good again.  Sometimes when our spouse is in a bad mood it seems like they will never be in a good mood again.  And when they’ve disappointed us or just aren’t shaping up to be the version of themselves we envisioned when we married them, sometimes its hard to see our spouses in the best light. I think this happens to all of us at some time or another.  Here… Read More

Breaking Down Barriers:  The Power of Forgiveness in Marriage

By Celeste I love self-help books.  I love the feeling of empowerment I get when I read about how I can improve my life.  Every now and then I’ll read a really good one that I can’t stop thinking about.  Friends, I’ve come across such a book.  It’s called Forgive For Love by Fred Luskin. I’ve always believed in the power of forgiveness, but I guess I’ve always just thought about it from a religious perspective.  For some reason hearing about it from a more academic perspective has been eye-opening for me.  Fred Luskin is a professor at Stanford and… Read More

Wearing Your Marital Weight on Your Hips:  Putting Your Marriage Efforts In All The Right Places

I recently purchased one of those baby carriers (for my now toddler baby) where you can wear them on your back and barely even feel them.  It’s glorious.  My one year old LOVES (read: demands) to be held, so this has been a great purchase.  Without it, my arms and back can get quite sore.  With it, I can carry him for way longer and expend way less energy. Another example: before I learned how to swim correctly, I wasted A LOT of energy trying to do free style staying flat on my stomach and using mostly my arm strength for momentum.… Read More

Why You Should Get Together With Other Couples More Often

By Josalyn I remember having a conversation with our good friends, Josalyn and David once about advice we were given when we were first married.  Josalyn said one I had never heard before- someone told her that to strengthen her marriage they should get together often with other couples.   This advice sort of seems contradictory- like if you have a free night to bond with your spouse it seems like you should just spend it alone with your spouse. And sometimes you should, but I really think there is something to the idea that getting together with other people… Read More