July 22, 2022
top trending topics
🤔 Sacrifice VS. Compromise– Is there a difference?
😡 Can fighting in front of the kids have negative side effects?
🔕 If you’re wondering why couples stop talking, here you go.
❤️ Build trust, resilience, and deep commitment when you strengthen the emotional safety in your relationship.
💬 Improve communication with your partner by asking these curious questions.
tips & tricks for growth
strengthen the emotional intimacy in your marriage
When your relationship has a high level of emotional intimacy, you share your feelings, needs, fears, successes, and failures knowing you will continue to be loved and cared for by your partner.
Building strong intimacy in your marriage can give your marriage the satisfying fulfillment you desire.
Here are 6 exercises to start strengthening your emotional intimacy:
1. Do something new and engaging together.
2. Show affection.
3. Do marriage enrichment together.
4. Make time to talk.
5. Celebrate your togetherness.
6. Make the most of pillow talk.
Each of these 6 exercises on their own may not strengthen your emotional intimacy. However, if you do these with a heart of gratitude and appreciation toward your partner and you make them a habit, you’ll begin to feel closer and more connected. You’ll find yourself sharing more of yourself and getting to know your partner more fully.
when everything seems to be falling apart
“Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin nailed it. But I think he forgot one more inevitability… change.
Change will undoubtedly happen multiple times throughout your life. Some changes are planned, like taking a new job or moving. Some changes are unplanned, like losing a loved one or a job.
When unexpected change hits hard, we often feel like life is falling apart.
The idea of life falling apart in and of itself is very subjective and personal. There’s no standard for what it looks like.
Here’s 5 things you can do to help:
1. Take a break.
2. Embrace the present.
3. Connect with others.
4. Evaluate what you can control.
5. Practice self-care.
One single step can lead you in the right direction.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Lauren Hall, wife of 7 years to Daniel, toddler momma, dog momma, and the CEO here at First Things First. Take a peek at her recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
💛 If you have any interest in relational health, you’ve probably heard about the “attachment theory” and how it impacts your connection with others. This theory is super helpful to understanding yourself and your spouse, but it can also be overwhelming to understand. @TheSecureRelationship on Instagram focuses on breaking down the attachment theory into practical tools you can use in real-life scenarios. GAME. CHANGER.
🎬 If you haven’t taken a dive into Stranger Things on Netflix, I highly recommend it. WARNING: It’s kinda scary/creepy (which is all the more reason to cuddle, ammi right?), but it also provides a lot of good juice for conversation in your relationship. Here’s one to get you started: Have you ever seen/heard/experienced something so weird you were afraid to share it with anyone? If yes, will you share it with me?
🍵 Whether you’re a coffee person or not, the golden milk latte train is worth the ride. Turmeric gives you a natural energy boost, reduces inflammation and tastes absolutely delicious mixed in 8oz of oat milk (or cow’s milk, take your pick). My hubbs and I love this recipe from Whole Foods.
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