July 23, 2021
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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!
conversations every engaged couple should have before they say, “i do”
While you’re engaged, conversations tend to hover endlessly around the wedding day, and naturally so. Though working out the details and planning your celebration is exciting, having conversations about other topics is important, too.
Here are 5 convos you should definitely have before you tie the knot:
1. Talk about the importance of marriage, what it means to you both and what you hope for it to look like.
2. Do you want children?
3. How do you handle conflict and what rules do you want to establish on how to fight when you do?
4. Talk through your finances.
5. Discuss intimacy in your relationship.
Get personal with your sweetheart. Start out your marriage with the muscle memory of talking through tough conversations, how you want to love each other and what’s important to you. The more you communicate, the richer the potential for a lovely life together. Now who’s ready to say I do?
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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 outnumbered!), 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 👀:
📲Researchers Explore Pornography’s Effect on Long Term Relationships on this episode of NPR’s Morning Edition. You’ll discover some fascinating insights regarding the effects that porn has on relationships.
💫5 Ways Your Relationship Changes After You Get Married is a great article that shares about how there will be some changes once you make that long-term commitment. Anticipating them can minimize any negative effects they could have.
💛The Five Love Languages is something many of you have probably heard of. That should tell you how helpful it is for new marriages. You definitely should revisit it before your wedding day. It doesn’t prevent every marriage problem, but it’s a great starting point.
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