September 16, 2022
top trending topics
😝 Can having meaningless conversations together actually benefit your relationship?!
😇 Happy couples never argue… or do they?
💸 Fighting about finances? Use these 3 tips to figure it out.
❤️ In marriage sometimes you gotta step up and take the lead — here’s how.
😧 Friends should support your marriage, not hurt it.
tips & tricks for growth
sure signs you have (or are) a good friend
Am I a good friend? That’s a great introspective, self-aware kinda question! To find the answer, you could do what any sensible person would do—take a bunch of online quizzes and see if the internet thinks you’re a good friend. (I was everything from a “BFF” to a “just-okay friend.”) OR you could ask yourself this question: “What am I looking for in a friend?”
A good friend:
1. shows up.
2. lets you be yourself…
3. … while helping you be your best self.
4. is self-aware.
5. is empathetic.
6. is trustworthy.
7. is fun, introduces you to new experiences, and helps you grow.
What you are looking for in a friend — be that person! Being a good friend and having good friends are two essential things in life.
lets just agree 2 disagree…
If you’ve been married for a minute you know disagreements are going to come up between the two of you. But, have you ever had one of those disagreements where not only were you on opposite sides of the issue, neither one of you was willing to budge?
Guess what? You’re in good company. Plenty of marriages have experienced this; they may just not be talking about it because what does it really say about your relationship if you can’t figure out how to come to some type of compromise? Asking for a friend, right?
It’s actually possible to agree to disagree without experiencing distress in your marriage. Meaning, both people have accepted the other’s point of view without agreeing on it and they are moving on.
It’s not always easy to disagree without being disagreeable. Keep in mind, the one you love is far more valuable than proving your point or being right.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Mitchell Qualls, husband of 17 years to his wife Dalet, a dad of 2, and the VP of Operations here at First Things First. Take a peek at his recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
🔥 Intimately Us is an incredible app to deepen sexual intimacy in your relationship. There are games, conversation starters, and daily challenges. There is also a learning section to help you better understand your spouse’s sexual needs. My wife and I have become more intentional with one another through the guidance we found here.
🍂 The mornings are crisp, and fall is in the air. The leaves will be changing soon. In our part of the country, fall is the most beautiful season. Now is the time to make plans to take a romantic drive and see those vibrant fall colors. Don’t know when the leaves change in your area? This tool will help get you started.
⚡ Our family loves board games! We love Clue and Harry Potter, so what’s better than Harry Potter Clue? It’s a classic game with a few twists, including moving staircases.
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