March 11, 2022
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tips & tricks for growth
foster more meaningful convos with your spouse
Much of your talk with your spouse is “business” talk. Sure, it’s stuff that has to be discussed so things run smoothly around the house day to day, but you really wish you had more meaningful conversations with your spouse. How do you move from “business” talk to deeper, meaningful conversations about your marriage, the health of your family, feelings, needs, and hopes? Meaningful conversations build intimacy and keep you and your spouse connected.
You need them and you definitely can have them!
Here are some common roadblocks to meaningful convos:
🚧 Nobody Is Leading.
🚧 You’ve Had The Same Conversation A Million Times.
🚧 Not Having Family Meetings or Regular Check-In Times.
🚧 You Need To Improve Your Listening Skills
Any of these sound familiar?
if your spouse doesn’t seem to support you, here’s some advice
I know how you feel. I get a really big, life-goal idea in my mind about every two weeks. And when I drop my best-laid plans on my wife as if it’s a slam-dunk, somehow she just doesn’t see it the way I do. And that’s when things can blow up.
So what do you do when you have a big idea and you want your spouse to be supportive?
Here are some steps you can take:
💡 Take some time to consider the implications of your idea.
💡 Don’t think of it as a decision made, but an idea to be considered.
💡 Reframe how you bring your idea up to your spouse.
💡 Be prepared to approach the idea at a slower pace.
💡 Bring your spouse in on the decision-making process.
Remember that you are a TEAM.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Caroline Henry, wife to her husband of 3 years, Will, new momma to a little girl, and the Content Strategist here at First Things First. Take a peek at her recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
🎨 These easy paint-by-numbers are so much fun to do together! Call it a date night after the kids go to bed! Grab a cup of tea, have great conversations, and enjoy some time together.
📲 @Sarahandersencomics on Instagram– She creates hysterical comics all about her life and her relationship. Somehow, they’re all totally relatable.
📝 DIY Appreciation Board–This can be as simple as keeping some dry erase markers next to your bathroom mirror! Take turns finishing this statement: “I love you because…”
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