July 23, 2021
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6 exercises to strengthen 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.
5 things every happily married couple does every day
Everyone wants a happy marriage. Not everyone makes it there. How do I know if I have a healthy marriage? What is the secret to a successful marriage? What formula makes a marriage last? How can my marriage just be happier?
How do I get from Point A in my marriage to Point B?
Data has demystified marriage. Research has turned so-called secrets into strategies. We now have data on the five things happily married people do every single day. The list is out. The research is from many sources, conducted in various ways, and covers a multitude of marital territory. The suggested daily habits are incredibly consistent and reliable. Study after study. List after list.
Download this FREE easy-to-follow guide to the five essential stops to make on your daily marital commute!
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what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Reggie Madison, a husband, Dad of 7 (Yes, you read that right, he and his wife are wayyy out numbered!), and the Program Director here at First Things First! Take a peek at his recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
💰For Richer, Not Poorer: Marriage and the Growing Class Divideshares insight into the trends in the US. Princeton University and Brookings Institute can often be counted on to communicate some interesting research findings to help strengthen families.
at-home digital course that’s all about experiencing the full, deep marriage so many of us desire. Going through it with your spouse will bring increased connection in your marriage.
📖The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Couples is a timeless book that has a lot of super helpful insights which I try to consistently use in my own marriage. It’s a book I often refer to as a refresher for things to keep my marriage moving in a positive direction.
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