July 29, 2022
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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.
when everything seems to be falling apart
What makes a marriage really work? Is there any way to guarantee that love can last forever? Here’s how you can get your marriage off to a great start.
It has been said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail.
Many people are in love with the idea of marriage. However, many couples fail to prepare for inevitable bumps in the road ahead. Some are just not ready to handle the tough times.
Before you take a walk down the aisle, consider making some wise choices that will help ensure a successful marriage…
❤️ Get premarital education.
❤️ Learn how to resolve conflict and communicate effectively.
❤️ Learn what your partner expects from marriage.
❤️ Be committed to the permanence of marriage.
If you want to make your marriage last, it must be a top priority for both of you.
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 the one you’ll spend your life with.
📱 Gamepigeon app for Apple- Challenge your fiancé 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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