604: THAT’S SO IRRITATING

“At times both words and actions are irritating.” —Anonymous

irritating

Raise your hand if you have ever gotten irritated at something your spouse has done or said. Did you also make a comment, either to yourself or possibly out loud to them, regarding it?

Being married is challenging. You more than likely have had times when you thought, “Why does my spouse do that?”

601: OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE: PART 5 — THE DATING ROUTINE

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” —Albert Einstein

dating routine

Let’s talk about your dating game as a married couple. Your “recreational intimacy” is the way the two of you spend your time together. Maybe this is an area of your marriage where you can really see an opportunity for growth.
That’s because as a married couple, dates may have a routine to them. It could be that you always do dinner and a movie, or just wander and window shop while looking at your phones.

600: CELEBRATE THE WINS IN YOUR MARRIAGE

“Track your small wins to motivate big accomplishments.” —Teresa Amabile

celebrate

To celebrate something means you honor and recognize achievements or “wins” you have experienced in your life. 

In marriage, it’s important to celebrate the wins you experience together. Sadly, we live in a world where there is so much negativity that we need to be deliberate about celebrating the wins in our lives.