467: TIME FOR BED

“Going to bed at night saying WE’VE done something wonderful. That’s what matters to me.” —Steve Jobs

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What does your bedtime routine look like with your spouse? We want to dive into the value you can get from creating your own bedtime routine — together.

Our routine has changed over the years. In our early years, going to bed together wasn’t a priority for us, it wasn’t even on our radar as a potential snare.

466: THE CHALLENGE WITH A SEX CHALLENGE

“Treat objections as requests for further information.” —Brian Tracy

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Life is stressful, but when you are too busy (or tired) to find some time for sexual intimacy, it can really seem unbearable. The end result is that sex is pushed to the back burner until a later date.

Problem is that “later date” doesn’t seem to come around, which leads to frustration and resentment. Of course you have lots on your plate with family, work, church, outdoor activities, play dates and more.

465: DATE NIGHT

“Live less out of habit and more out of intention.” —Anonymous

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While it is an element of marriage, sharing life is no substitute for dating your spouse — it requires an element of intentionality. And dating isn’t just sharing a meal – for something to be considered a date, there must be a romantic interest that is expressed.

If it could be mistaken for something you’d do with your sibling, don’t call it a date.

464: BEING PREGNANT AND MARRIED

“Your priorities aren’t what you SAY they are. They are revealed by how you live. What does your life say about the value of your family and marriage?” —Jimmy Evans

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Fatigue. Nausea. Sex drive changes. Distractions. New obligations. We get it, these are real issues that affect your marriage. But they are just new-to-you challenges that you and your spouse get to work through together.

An opportunity to emerge stronger at the other end — together.