Year: 2019

Married couple communicating

Keep Your Marriage Connected with These 8 Questions

With the business of balancing work, family, and other additional commitments, you need to make your marriage a priority through connection and consistency. Whether you ask one or all of these questions, once a week or once a month, it’s healthy to put some time aside for your relationship and check in with each other. Also, remember that this is coming from a place of vulnerability. Treat each other with respect and avoid the blame game at all costs. Do you feel loved? This is a great question to get the conversation started. If you do feel loved, what are things your spouse did to make you feel that way? If you don’t, what can your spouse do to make you feel loved? Do you feel respected? The word “love” is easy to associate with marriage. The word “respect” is just as important but easily forgotten, especially in the heat of disagreements and busy schedules. Asking this question allows you both to slow down and keep respect at the forefront when it comes to priorities …

Husband and Wife with Piggy Bank

6 Tips for Financial Success in your Marriage

It has been said that finances are one of the main sources of disagreement in married couples. If the thought of reading or even talking about finances made you cringe, then this might be a more real topic to you than you’d like to admit. Money stirs up funny feelings in many of us. It’s this thing that comes with so many memories and strings attached. Growing up, you might have come from a family who talked about it openly and you want to replicate that in your marriage. On the flipside, you might relate finances to religion and politics, which are to be spoken of in hush tones behind closed doors. Whichever side of the spectrum you may fall, it’s these inert different views of finance that cause friction day-in-day-out in a marriage. What’s the solution? If you’ve been following us for any amount of time then you know it’s all about communication and expectations. For our purposes here we’re not going to talk about how to retire happily into your golden years; we’re …

3 Reasons Why Date Nights are Crucial to Building a Healthy Marriage

3 Reasons Why Date Nights are Crucial to Newlyweds

So you just got hitched and you are living your happily ever after. End of story, right? You might be surprised to find that there is more you could be doing to build that sturdy foundation. Don’t get me wrong, the first few months of a marriage are truly special. They are a formative time to grow, to learn, and to go through all the new experiences a married couple does. However, this is not the time for slacking. You may be overjoyed that the wedding is finally over and you can stop planning for once in months, but don’t be fooled. This is a time to be building rhythms into your relationship that will help establish your relationship on the love you and your boo already share. I’ve never been one to use math to explain why setting aside focused time with your spouse is so important, but we’re all about bringing new and fresh things to this little blog of ours and I’ll be damned if we don’t try. We’ve surmised a simple …