September 09, 2022
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😘 If you’re not already, start doing these 3 things for your spouse every day.
💔 To the husband who hurt his wife…
👉 Bored with your spouse? Get out of that rut!
🔒 There’s always some room to increase trust in marriage, boost yours.
😓 If you’re feeling unhappy in your marriage, it doesn’t mean it has to end.
tips & tricks for growth
extroverts married to introverts, listen up!
I’m sure you want to understand and appreciate your spouse, and it can be hard sometimes. But I’m here to tell you: When extroverts are married to introverts, it can be a good thing — a great thing, even! You just have to figure a few things out and appreciate your differences.
If you are an extrovert married to an introvert, here are some things they probably wish you knew:
💞 Being an introvert doesn’t mean they don’t like people.
💞 Have a set game plan.
💞 Accept, and don’t judge them.
💞 They need alone time.
These tricks can help you understand and appreciate each other!
for those introverts married to extroverts…
We’re all wired differently, and the differences are never more evident than in marriage. While navigating differences in relationships can present challenges, you’ll go deeper as your relationship grows and you become a student of your spouse. Couples often encounter differences when one spouse is introverted and the other is extroverted.
What does an introvert married to an extrovert need to know?
😀 Navigating social settings.
If you know that your spouse is energized by being around others, you should talk about this. It’s not fair to prevent them from being in social settings, but it’s also unfair to always send them alone.
😀 Talking about their problems.
Extroverts usually find it easy to talk out their problems with others. They’re often more than willing to express their feelings, thoughts, and issues.
On the other hand, introverts tend to internalize and think through things. They dislike conflict and will withhold their thoughts to avoid confrontation.
😀 Taking risks.
Extroverts aren’t afraid of risk. They may be more apt to engage in risky behavior than an introvert. Some studies have shown that they are wired this way. Their brain rewards them when risks go well.
Marriage is about learning from each other and growing together. Knowing who you are individually and together can make you stronger.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Kyle Richard, husband of 1.5 years to his wife Kristina, an avid board game player, and our new Marketing Strategist here at First Things First. Take a peek at his recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
📖 Solve For Happy– This is a great book where the author explores the idea that no matter what obstacles we face, burdens we bear, or trials we’ve experienced, we can all be content with our present situation. The author also plots out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness and enduring contentment.
📺 The Truth About Marriage– A great documentary about three couples learning the ropes of marriage several years after their weddings. It’s funny how you can learn what not to do or what to do by observing others. You will see a lot of yourself in one of the couples. And the documentary answers the question: Why is marriage so difficult?
📘 Daring to Trust– Trust is a great foundation for any relationship. This book also touches on how to move past trauma, live in the moment, and move towards a better future.
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