The Very First Step Toward Your Happy Marriage

Happy Marriage | The Secret to your happy marriage is all about your mindset. Click through to read more.

A happy marriage. We all want it. Sometimes its there in abundance and sometimes it feels so darn elusive that we’ll never have it. Why is that? Before we can understand how to have a happy marriage, we have to understand a few key things about happiness itself. Because sadly, we humans are notoriously TERRIBLE at understanding what makes us happy and what doesn’t. We become fixated, convinced that happiness lies juuuust ahead of that promotion or that 20 pounds we want to lose or when we find our soul mate. We’re convinced. BUT studies show over and over that… Read More

7 Ways to Reconnect With Your Spouse

Reconnect with your partner | Has your connection slid a bit? It doesn't have to be overwhelming to re-connect, start simple.

Often when we let our connection to our spouse slip, it seems overwhelming or daunting to get that connection back again. It can be easier to isolate ourselves waiting for our spouse to do the work. But marital improvement starts with us always. It doesn’t have to be a big, daunting thing to re-connect. Start simple. The little things matter. They become the big things. Kim from Marriage Zing is here today to teach us seven simple ways to reconnect with your spouse when your connection has slipped.  Thanks Kim!   Marriage, or in many cases, parenting, can often take its… Read More

April Love Experiment Recap: Quality Time

Connecting with your spouse | We ran an experiment where we devoted at least 10 minutes just to talk everyday to see how it would impact our marriage. Click through to read about it.

What happens when you take 10 minutes to connect with your spouse everyday?  Good things. Good things happen. We just wrapped up our love experiment for the month- connecting with our spouse for 10 minutes every day. This challenge is based on Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages, specifically the quality time love language. Time for a re-cap! Initially we planned on doing our 10 minute connect plan as outlined in this post: 1. talk about the good of the day, 2. talk about the hard of the day, 3. pray, 4. kiss. But honestly, most of the time… Read More

Quality Time Love Language Challenge

The perfect quality time love language experiment! Each night this week, take 10 minutes to connect and talk to each other distraction free! Click through for more details!

Introducing our quality time love experiment for the month- connecting with your spouse for 10 minutes at the end of every day. Alright, it’s almost April and that means its time to introduce our Marriage Laboratory Experiment of the Month (MLEM if you like- you can remember it because it sounds like phlem)! This year all our experiments are based on Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages book and February will be all about . .. . . . QUALITY TIME! Here’s the experiment explained scientific method style: PROBLEM: We’re so BUSY!  We forget to prioritize our most important relationship. Our… Read More

The Kissing Challenge for Married Couples

The Kissing Challenge: Kiss your spouse for six seconds, twice a day for a week! The result: stronger connection. Are you up to the challenge? Click through for more benefits!

The Challenge:  Kiss your spouse for six seconds two times a day every day this week. Hypothesis: Stronger connection. Happy feelings. Good times. Rob from Family, Good Things is back guest posting today! Wahoo! And he’s here with a simple yet effective experiment in love for busy couples (hey! that’s your tagline!): the kissing challenge.  Thanks Rob!  – Celeste The Verdict When you were first married you kissed your spouse more often (and longer) than you do now. Your Sentence You need to read this brief article and be willing to do the homework (best homework ever). Warning #1 If… Read More