September 10, 2021
top trending topics
tips & tricks for growth
quiz: what’s your communication style
Everyone has a unique way of communicating. And when it comes to relating to others, this can be the source of a lot of tension!
Director…Thinker…Socializer…Relater…Which one are you?
Every communication style has its own set of strengths and weaknesses. This quiz will guide you through your communication habits, what they mean, and how they impact your relationships!
how to prepare yourself for marriage
Is marriage on your mind for your future? If it is, it doesn’t make a difference whether you’re a single searching for that special someone, in an “endgame” relationship, or perhaps already engaged when it comes to preparing yourself for marriage. If you know in your heart of hearts that you want marriage to be a part of your future, you don’t have to wait to prepare yourself for it. In fact, taking the time to prepare yourself for marriage now will save you from yourself later. (Take it from someone who’s married now and was grateful for getting this advice sooner than later.)
How to prepare yourself:
☑️ Make sure you’re meeting the expectations you desire for your future spouse.
☑️ Love yourself and improve yourself.
☑️ Work through your past and move toward healing.
☑️ Be adaptable.
Preparing yourself for marriage is really a journey of self-awareness—understanding the motivations behind your actions, the words you say, how you carry yourself, and how you treat others. It is monumental and can make the world of difference in a relationship and ultimately one day, your marriage.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Chris Gregory, husband to his wife of 23 years, Jodi, Dad of 3, and the Development Director here at First Things First. Take a peek at his recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD.Check ’em out 👀:
🔀 Core Relationship Desire Quiz This quiz is for couples to help them figure out their core hidden relationship desires. We all have desires and sometimes struggle to identify them. This could help you figure it out and give you ways you can discuss it with your spouse.
🍪 The Best Choc Chip Cookies Who does not like warm chocolate chip cookies? I mean the recipe has “Legendary” in it. Seriously, just pick your favorite recipe and enjoy doing something together. You can talk and slow down while you make them and then enjoy your Cookies and a glass of milk afterwards.
😜 75 Fun Date Ideas Everyone needs some new Date Night Ideas every once in a while. This is a fun list that has lots of ideas (like 75). Surely you can find one that both of you will like. I know date nights can get hard if you have to plan them all the time; it is just easier to let Netflix decide for you. But try something different! This gives you easy ideas that you can do no matter where you live.
share the love
Know a friend who would love reading all the relationship goodness we’ve packed in here? Go ahead and share it with them!