July 29, 2022
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🏅 Stay connected when you put your spouse 1st.
🧡 Here are some ways you can be there during a friend’s infertility journey.
🗣️ If your spouse talks badly about you, here’s how you can work through it.
💍 A successful marriage may mean adjusting what you expect as a newlywed.
🔶 Guide for guys: supporting a friend through infertility.
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you can find ways to divide those household chores fairly
Dishes, laundry, yard work, cleaning, cooking… oh my! The chore list is long, and the questions are many.🧹
Who does what? How do we make this fair? Am I doing too much? Why doesn’t my spouse do more?
A big part of marriage is managing and maintaining a house and all the responsibilities a home can bring. So, where do we begin?
Here are some scenarios to think through as you talk about how to divide household chores fairly:
- You both are working full-time and focused on establishing your careers.
- You are expecting a child or have a child or children. (The seasons of childhood bring so many challenges.)
- One of you works from home.
- One of you is thinking about a career change.
There may be a season where one of you carries more household chores due to other circumstances. No matter what, you need to agree about what works for your family.
Addressing household chores isn’t a one-time conversation either. It needs to happen often. Different seasons of life bring different responsibilities.
improve your sex life with these steamy questions
I love talking about sex. No, not in a pervy way. Let me explain: I think more problems happen when sex is not discussed than when it is, especially among 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 7 questions every couple (That’s you!) needs to ask to improve their sex life.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Chris Ownby, a husband, #GirlDad of 2, and our Research Strategist here at First Things First! He’s always researching & reading so he’s come across some great things. Take a peek at his recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
📗 Mindsight– While technically not a marriage book, this is one that will definitely have a positive effect on all your relationships, most importantly your marriage. Relationship growth often starts with personal growth, and this is a good one to go through together with your spouse.
📱 Gamepigeon app for Apple- Challenge your spouse to a “friendly” game of checkers, darts, archery, or a number of other short, fun games. Great for when you’re waiting on a table, hanging on the couch, or taking a break during the day.
🗺 Parks of the USA Bucket List Water Bottle– Instructions: Get the bottle. Visit a park with the one you love. Make memories and have fun. Apply sticker. Repeat.
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