7 Ways to Reconnect With Your Spouse

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

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

Nighttime Routine Tips to Help Any Marriage

That time before bed is precious to a marriage and committing to a happy healthy nightly routine with your spouse can make all the difference in maintaining a happy healthy marriage. By Karla Vance We have all heard that old saying “never go to bed angry” and though some nights are easier than others my husband and I have tried to live by that motto. When the stress of work or home responsibilities get to us, it can make that period before we go to sleep a time that should be filled with cuddles and loving words, combative, restless and… 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

The Weekly Marriage Check In: A Happier Marriage Week by Week

Want a happier, healthier relationship? Give yourselves a weekly check up! Start with gratitude, then discuss your needs. Every couple needs a safe, regular place to talk about the hard stuff and prevent fights before they happen! Click through to learn how xoxox

Companionship inventory, marriage meeting, weekly marriage check in or check up- whatever you call it, if you want a healthy, long lasting relationship, you should be doing it!  One of the first posts of this site was How to Conduct a Weekly Companionship Inventory. That was almost two years ago! Its time to revisit this critical piece of marriage advice. A Weekly Marriage Check In: Why You Need It Marriage counselor Marcia Naomi Berger in her book, Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted gives some pretty convincing evidence that these weekly… Read More