December 03, 2021
top trending topics
😍 Showing appreciation for your spouse isn’t just a nice, sweet notion—your marriage may just depend on it.
🎁 Finding the perfect gift for your wife is easier than you think!
🤔 So… what can you do when you have nothing in common with your spouse? Asking for a friend.
🔥There’s a way to find out if you’re having enough sex in your marriage.
🚩 Worried that your husband may be watching porn? Watch out for these red flags.
tips & tricks for growth
want more thankfulness, appreciation, and gratitude in your marriage?
Can you imagine a healthy marriage without these? No matter what your relationship looks like right now, you can go on this 30-day journey of gratitude & love with your spouse or for your spouse.
Either way, both of your lives will be changed for the better.
This free guide is filled with 30 days of simple, easy-to-follow daily tasks. You’ll be guided through everything you need to fill the next month with gratitude and love!
You can do it on your own or with your spouse. Either way, this guide can help you transform your marriage through gratitude in 30 days!
how to communicate better with your spouse
Communication in marriage isn’t some tricky thing that some people have, and some don’t. It’s a skill that you, me, and everyone else can practice and improve. Use these skills to transform the communication with your spouse…
1. Practice the art of listening well
Listening well means seeking to understand. It’s putting yourself in your spouse’s shoes. Seek to understand their point of view. And know that just because it’s not the same as yours doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.
2. Ask lots of questions
The ultimate goal of healthy communication in marriage is to connect. Be curious for the sake of knowing your husband or wife better and how you can strengthen your relationship.
3. Go deeper in your communication
Explore and appreciate the complexities of each other. Instead of having only shallow, transactional convos, start intentionally discussing feelings, opinions, shortcomings, goals, hopes, needs, past experiences, and future dreams.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Caroline Henry, wife to her husband of 2.5 years, Will, new momma to a little girl, and the Content Manager here at First Things First. Take a peek at her recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
🎅 Santa’s Bag App– The easiest way to keep all your gift lists straight!
✨ Melt Massage for Couples– Online massage courses designed for couples make a great gift or a great way to relieve some holiday stress! They also have free videos on YouTube.
💛 Virtual Date Night | Let’s Laugh, Love– My husband and I led this virtual date night last year, but it’s not too late to join in on the fun! Get your laughter rolling with this free at-home date night.
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