September 10, 2021
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what’s your communication style with your spouse?
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… Relator… 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!
6 exercises to strengthen emotional intimacy in your marriage
When your relationship has a high level of emotional intimacy, you share your feelings, needs, fears, successes, and failures knowing you will continue to be loved and cared for by your partner. Building strong intimacy in your marriage can give your marriage the satisfying fulfillment you desire.
Here are 6 exercises you can start doing:
1. Do something new and engaging together.
2. Show affection
3. Do marriage enrichment together
4. Make time to talk
5. Celebrate your togetherness
6. Make the most of pillow talk
Each of these 6 exercises on their own may not strengthen your emotional intimacy. However, if you do these with a heart of gratitude and appreciation toward your partner and you make them a habit, you’ll begin to feel closer and more connected.
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.
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