April 21, 2023
top trending topics
😓 So you caught your husband looking at porn (So sorry!) What should you do?!
🥺 Now you’re wondering why they were looking at porn to begin with…
❤️ You can treat your family well by doing these 7 things.
🤩 It’s important to show a little interest in their hobbies.
💸 Fighting about money doesn’t have to be the norm. Win at your finances, together!
tips & tricks for growth
begin communicating deeper in your marriage
“Why can’t we just talk about it?” Couples should know: Communication is essential in any relationship, but communication is at the core of marriage. Poor, unclear, or sporadic communication in marriage is its own problem, but unhealthy communication also makes it difficult to work on other marital issues like disagreements related to finances, sex, and dealing with in-laws.
🙊 Communication is so simple, so why the communication breakdown?
Communication occurs when both spouses effectively talk and listen to each other. One spouse says what they are thinking or feeling while the other spouse not only hears but listens. No one feels the need to ramble on. Spouses take turns without interjecting or interrupting. They provide verbal and nonverbal feedback, which lets their spouse know they were heard. Sounds simple enough, right? Why is the breakdown so easy?
🗣️ Often, we care more about being right than we care about our spouse or working together to solve the problem at hand. We speak when we should be listening; we hear but don’t really listen.
forgive yourself + grow from here
Forgiveness is often defined as letting go of feelings of resentment, anger, or bitterness toward someone who has wronged you. Forgiving others can be tough. But we all can forgive. While you may be able to forgive others, how are you at forgiving yourself for mistakes you’ve made or wrongs you’ve committed?
Forgiving yourself requires empathy, compassion, kindness, and understanding. We all make mistakes. However, there is power in acknowledging, learning from, and moving beyond our mistakes.
So, how can you take steps to forgive yourself?
💛 Accept Responsibility
💛 Show Remorse
💛 Apologize and Restore Trust
💛 Focus on Renewal
Making mistakes is a normal part of life. We’re all guilty of it, but what matters is that we learn from our mistakes and move forward.
let’s get REALatable
It’s time to take things a step further & get a little intimate with a Q & A. What do you say?😉 Learn a little bit about the faces behind all of this relationship gold. This week we’re chatting with Margo Mathis, wife to her husband of 3 years, Jebediah, new mom to a baby girl, dog momma, and the Email Specialist here at First Things First. Let’s get REALatable💛 & learn a little bit about her:
Q: Favorite place you’ve traveled?
A: 🏖️ Andros, Greece. My grandfather immigrated from there as a young adult and I still have lots of family members who live there. The island is home to many beautiful beaches & the most delicious food! The plane ride there though…
Q: Best part of motherhood?
A: 🤩 Watching my girl learn & master new skills everyday! It’s so amazing to see her little mind working and her excitement for herself.
Q: Movie or a show?
A: 😅 I like watching shows better because I don’t have to commit for a longer stretch of time– Don’t @ me for watching my shows just as long as the movie. HAHA
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