429: SUMMER LOVIN’

“There is always that one summer that changes you.” —Anonymous

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“Summer lovin’ had me a blast…” Just about everyone loves summer — it’s filled with so many good things: fireworks, vacations, picnics, gatherings with friends and family, and lots of outdoor fun.  

But with all of the good things that come rushing in, it’s easy to let the busyness crowd out intimacy in your marriage.

Yes, Danny Zuko and his buddies were eager to relish in the heat of the summer nights, but outside of Hollywood movies, we all know that the best nights of sexual intimacy follow daytime connection, fun, and trust.  

We want you guys to make this summer a defining one for your marriages, but to do that, you have to be intentional – about each of the marital intimacies.

We’ve jotted down some ideas of ways you might want to tackle one (or more) of the intimacies below. Don’t try to do everything all at once. Pick one or two with your spouse and work on growing in that area. It will have a ripple effect, we promise!

What you can do

  1. Sexual –  Sleep naked.  Plan for fun sexual intimacy on vacation.  Join the Position of the Month Club.
  2. Recreational Don’t leave all of the fun for the kids — go make your own fun! Catch fireflies. Go skinny dipping. Watch fireworks.  Stargaze around the fire pit.
  3. Financial – Start with your budget for summer activities.  Once you both are on board with how much you’re comfortable spending on vacations/camps/extras there won’t be tension or regret over finances and you’re free to enjoy!
  4. Emotional – How will you make time to connect with your spouse this summer? Commit to doing a weekly Coffee Break. Listen to our new daily podcast Daily Steps and discuss these bite-sized actions with your spouse.
  5. Spiritual Read through a devotional book together. Pray for one another. Serve at church together.

Don’t let the whole summer slip by and leave you wondering what happened. Make extraordinary happen.

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Other Resources:

Position of the Month Club

6 Forms of Intimacy to Build a Strong Marriage

Strategic Coaching Session with Alisa

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