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

Marriage Routines and Rituals

Introducing the theme for the month: routines and rituals. I got this really great idea from a blogging podcast to focus on a different theme every month with every post that month on the same theme. I thought, “Good thinking podcast, I will be implementing that.” This is me implementing that. So this month, the theme for every post is . . . . routines and rituals. Specifically routines and rituals that strengthen your marriage. We’ll be talking about things you can do every day, every week and every month to help you and your spouse stay connected to each… Read More

The Power of a Good Greeting: 5 Ways to Connect With Your Spouse at the End of the Day


The first minute when you see your spouse at the end of the day sets the tone for the rest of the night. Make it count! A typical scene when my husband gets home from work: I’m trying to finish up transforming ramen and broccoli into something that will pass as “dinner.” Sadly, the kids’ screen time has just expired and they are acting as though they’ve never had the TV shut off before. My husband enters in and my first thought is, “Shoot! I wasted the afternoon! Why didn’t I start dinner sooner?” Husband enters in a chaotic scene… Read More

Questions to Ask Your Spouse Besides “How Was Your Day?”

Questions to Ask Your Spouse Besides, "How Was Your Day?" We all get in the rut of asking lame questions and receiving lame answers. Click through for some great ideas of more inspired questions to ask your spouse each day to foster better connection and communication.

If you don’t want lame answers, you can’t ask lame questions.  Here are some tried and true different questions to ask your spouse at the end of the day besides, “How was your day?” This is the last post from our rituals and routines month.  Check out the other posts: No time together? Take the 10 minute DAILY connect for busy couples challenge! The Weekly Marriage Check In: A Happier Marriage Week by Week Low Energy Ways to Connect With Your Spouse Besides TV   So often the only daily re-cap my husband and I give each other is, “How was… Read More

Resources for Improving Intimacy:  “The Art of Desire”

A review of the e-course “The Art of Desire” by Jennifer Finlayson-Fife By Celeste This is the second half of my “Resources for Improving Intimacy” post.  Check out the first half about a book called “31 Days to Great Sex” here. This post is part 5 of the series:  Improving Intimacy Part 1:  How to Agree on How Often to Have Sex Part 2:   Waiting for Sex Until Marriage- Can I Really Do It? Part 3:  When Sex is Painful:  One Woman’s Story        Part 4:  A Therapist Answers Your Questions About Sex First Half  and Second Half Part 5: … Read More