February 04, 2022
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💝 Ditch the date night rut with these out-of-the-box Valentine’s ideas!
📱 Spice up your sexts… oops we mean texts with your spouse for the next 7 days with our new (and free!) Heart2Heart texting activity.
🔥 Sex totally matters in marriage. A lot, actually! But not just because it feels good…
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why date nights should be a priority in your marriage
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!
improve your sex life with these questions
by Chris Ownby
I love talking about sex. Let me explain: I think more problems happen when sex is not discussed than when it is, especiallyamong married couples. Get this: even nerdy science says couples who talk about sex have much healthier… and dare I say, steamier… sex lives than those who don’t! Kind of makes you want to cue up the conversations!
But just what exactly should you talk about? Uhhh… honey, I like sex… do you like sex?… Ok, cool…
No, no, not like that! There are a gazillion great questions to help couples discuss sex. Questions about likes & dislikes, turn-ons & turn-offs, mood-makers & mood-killers. So, because I love talking about sex, and because I want you to love talking about sex…
Here are some questions every couple should ask to improve their Sex Life:
🔥 What makes sex fun for you?
🔥 What do you consider be-foreplay?
🔥 What is off the table? (And what’s on the table… if you know what I mean…)
🔥 How does stress affect sex for you?
🔥 We have different interest levels in sex. How do we meet in the middle with that?
🔥 What makes me insecure about sex?
🔥 How has sex changed in our marriage over time?
Talking about it can make it even better! so go on, get your chat on!
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Gena Ellis, wife to her college sweetheart, mother of 3 boys, and a Relationship Coach here at First Things First! Take a peek at her recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
🎧 Reimagining Love Podcast– This episode is a beautiful story of rediscovery and reconnection by a couple who experienced the trauma of infidelity. It is an astounding story of rebuilding trust within their relationship.
🍲 My favorite crab bisque recipe– This recipe reminds me of home, Savannah, Georgia. I try to make dishes that bring good memories of home for special days like our anniversary, Feb. 5, and Valentine’s Day.
💻 Marriage Course: Can I Trust You Again?– This course provided by Dr. Alexandra Solomon helps couples explore the renewing and renovation of their relationship after infidelity.
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