February 03, 2023
top trending topics
🛑 Put passive-aggressive behavior to rest with these tips.
💞 Start planning for your Valentine’s Day now with these creative ideas!
😖 When people in your circle get divorced, there can be implications to your marriage too. What should you do??
🔥 Uncomfortable it may be, talking about sex can boost your marriage.
😘 You don’t have to wait for a Valentine’s date: check out this or this.
tips & tricks for growth
prioritize those d8 nights
In the early years of marriage, couples usually find it easy to schedule date nights. Once children come along and careers get more intense though, date night takes last place on the list of important things needing attention.
Before long, couples find themselves going through the motions of marriage and stuck in a rut when it comes to romance, all the while looking for a cure.
Date night just might be the cure. Here’s why it matters in your marriage:
💛 Helps You Connect
💛 Increases Intimacy
💛 Builds Resilience
💛 Increases Happiness
💛 Energizes Your Relationship
Date night may seem like an optional item on your “to-do” list that requires planning and energy you don’t feel like you have right now. The truth is, date night is vital for the health of your relationship!
talk less, listen more
At the heart of most relationship issues lies miscommunication. Whether it is parent to child, husband to wife, spouse to an in-law, or friend to friend, missteps in communication have the potential to devastate a relationship. Big time.
Communication is an art. But, how do we improve it? How do we lessen the misunderstandings in our relationships?
🎨 The Art of Listening
If you haven’t already figured it out, you can’t read minds. And no one can read yours. That’s really a good thing. (Flashback to Mel Gibson becoming overwhelmed when he can hear the thoughts of every woman around him in What Women Want.)
We can observe behavior, though. That starts with listening.
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 Lauren Hall, wife of 7 years to husband Daniel, toddler/boy mama, dog mama, and the President & CEO here at First Things First. Let’s get REALatable💛 & learn a little bit about her:
Q: Top pet peeve?
A: 🗣 People being fake or using inauthentic gestures and tones. I struggle at networking events and with small talk for this reason.
Q: Early bird or night owl?
A: ☀️ Early bird, 100%. I wanna see the sun come up! And have some alone time before my toddler wakes up.
Q: Favorite age so far?
A: 💫 32. Now. The older I get, the more I find joy in the small things of life. I’m more grateful today (and I’ll be even more grateful tomorrow) than I ever have been for the gift of living.
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