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

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 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

No time together? Take the 10 minute DAILY connect for busy couples 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!

One thing almost every couple has in common is that they are busy. Beat the busy with your spouse! Schedule 10 minutes to connect each and every day.  “How was your day?” “Uhhhh, it was . . . . . ok. How was yours?” “Ummm, busy, but fine.” OR more realistically: “How was your day?” “MOOMMMM! Can I have some milk?” “Uhhh, it was . . . . ok. How was yours?” “DAD!  FEEL MY WIGGLY TOOTH!” “Ummmm, fine. Busy, but fine.” “Knock, knock. . . . . . . . .  HEY!  KNOCK KNOCK!!!” Last month while researching for… Read More

Low Energy Ways to Connect With Your Spouse At Night (Besides TV)

What to do with your spouse tonight (besides TV). Don't get me wrong- we LOVE TV. It just doesn't lend itself to connecting together. I think we're all in need of some low-energy solutions to connect together at the end of the day.

Marriage panel members share their ideas of low energy ways to connect with your spouse at the end of the day without watching TV. The theme for this month is rituals and routines, and today we’re using our marriage panel to discuss night-time routines specifically. Our ASK THE PANEL series involves readers submitting questions and our marriage panel answering them.  As explained here. I got this email about a month ago, ” . . . . So my marriage isn’t in any mortal danger or anything, but I feel like we’re in a bit of a slump for us anyway.… Read More