Schedule Date Nights With Other Couples More Often

Why You Should Get Together With Other Couples More Often

Getting together with other couples lets you see your spouse in a new light, helps you to laugh together and strengthens your friendship with your spouse. 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… 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

4 Ways I Unintentionally Harm My Relationship: A Review of Jennifer Finlayson-Fife’s Relationship Course

How I Unintentionally Harm My Relationship | Jennifer Finlayson-Fife's Relationship Course

Before we dive in here I want to let you, my readers know how much I value you. I try to listen to your emails and comments and let your ideas dictate my post topics. And I don’t try to sell you junk. Although, I could. Last week I was offered $200 to promote an electric razor in a post. These opportunities come frequently- whether its a mattress or pizza rolls or various other products. But I don’t pitch those products in my posts because I know it wouldn’t bring you, my readers any value whatsoever and I care about valuing the… Read More

How to Spend Quality Time With Your Spouse When You’re Rarely Together

Quality time with spouse | make the most of your time together

If you have limited time together, you need to learn how to make the most of the time you do have together. Here are four ways to do that from couples who have been there. This month we’re talking all about quality time- why its important and how to make the most of it. But what about if you hardly ever see your spouse? How do you spend quality time together when you are rarely together? There’s no doubt about it, rarely seeing our spouse takes a huge toll on our marriages. Its rough. But our marriages aren’t doomed through… Read More

Spiritual Sunday: Why Do I Need Jesus?

Happy Easter dear readers. My thoughts today have been on the question: why do I need Jesus?  Not, why do YOU need Jesus, but why do I need Jesus.  This isn’t an essay to convince you to accept Christ (that essay would look very different), but rather to boil down what purpose He serves to me that I can’t find elsewhere. Which is a little difficult to test since I don’t have a control group of me without ever knowing Christ. So our starting point is the FAITH I’ve already gained in Him, which is may be a bit of a… Read More