632: KEEP IT EXCITING… TRY NEW THINGS

“You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” —Brian Tracy Looking back at the early stages of your marriage do you remember the willingness to try new things together?  More than likely there was a willingness on both your parts to do new things and…
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marriage lessons

24 MARRIAGE LESSONS WE’VE LEARNED OVER THE LAST 24 YEARS

These are the marriage lessons we’ve learned over the last 24 years of marriage. That’s 1,251 weeks, 8,760 days or 12,614,400 minutes! This is how long we have gone to bed together and woken up next to each other since we said “I do”. In that time we’ve moved 14 times in 3 difference states…
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healthy marriage

616: A HEALTHY MARRIAGE TAKES WORK

“You either want it or you don’t. If you want it you have to work hard for it.”—Anonymous It’s amazing that the idea of working on your marriage has such a negative connotation these days. As a married couple, you need to realize all relationships, those with parents, in-laws, children, friendships, etc., are a “work…
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mood

615: SET THE MOOD

“Create an atmosphere in which anything is possible.” —Raymond Kelly Think back to the last time the two of you had sex… What was the mood like? Romantic? Whimsical? Lighthearted? The truth is what things looked like the day you first had sex might be different than what things look like now when you have…
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dating routine

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 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…
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husband wants

591: ROMANCE DEFINED: PART 3 — WHAT YOUR HUSBAND WANTS

“I vow to love you, and no matter what challenges might carry us apart we will always find our way back to one another.” —The Vow Romance is one of those words that is often just thrown around with little understanding of what it means for each person in the relationship. So often you hear,…
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wife wants

589: ROMANCE DEFINED: PART 2 — WHAT YOUR WIFE WANTS

“I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.” —Notting Hill Romance has a lot of different definitions. It’s also a word often shaped by the images you see either on the big screen or the little screens you hold all day long. As we go deeper in this…
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romance

587: ROMANCE DEFINED: PART 1 — WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THIS WORD

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” —The Notebook Romance. Although it can be tricky for some to define, it’s important…
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