April Love Experiment Recap: Quality Time

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

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

Quality Time Love Language Guide

Five keys to speaking the love language of quality time. I hope I’ve gotten the message across clearly in this blog that I am no marriage expert. I am a FAR cry from a perfect spouse and find it very difficult to put most of what I learn from researching these articles into practice. You said it kid. BUT. There is one area where I am becoming quite an expert and that is how I feel loved. I’m able to articulate how I want Rich to treat me to make me feel the most love. Knowing this is actually a… 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

February Love Experiment Recap: Words of Affirmation

What happens if you send a loving note or text full of words of affirmation to your spouse everyday for a month? Good things friends. Good things. So we’re done with our February love experiment which to send a nice text, email or note to your spouse everyday.  This challenge was based on Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages book, specifically the words of affirmation love language. Time for a re-cap! Confession- the first half of the month went WAY better than the second half.  For the first half of the month I was doing the 14 Days of Love Letters… Read More