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Putting Sex on the Calendar: Can It Work?

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Scheduling sex is something that many couples resist. On the surface, putting sex on the calendar sounds unpleasant, like an item on a to-do list. You might even argue that it takes away spontaneity. But from research, we know that scheduling sex actually works for many couples. If you’re wondering how that’s possible, we’ve got you covered. Let’s jump right in and talk about it. Planning Creates Anticipation One reason why scheduling sex on the calendar works for busy couples is that planning actually creates anticipation for the moment. It helps you to get into the frame of mind to…

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Better Communication, Better Love: Saying “I Love You” Without Words

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When it comes to communication in marriage, nonverbal communication is just as important as the words you say to one another. In some cases, nonverbal communication might even say more! The old adage is, “Actions speak louder than words,” for a reason. The words we say make up only a small percentage of what our spouse believes we’re saying to them. Developing great nonverbal communication skills is critical for showing love to your spouse in a way they can understand. Bare-minimum human decency won’t cut it here; you must be intentional with your nonverbals. So what are some ways you…

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8 Fresh Valentine’s Day Date Ideas to Reignite Your Spark

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Valentine’s Day is all about focusing on one another and celebrating the love you share. It’s also a great opportunity to reignite the spark in your marriage. However you decide to celebrate, choose ways that are unique to you and your relationship. In this article, we’ve rounded up some Valentine’s date suggestions to get you talking about and planning this holiday. Ready for the ideas? Let’s jump in. Valentine’s Date Night In Planning a “date night in” this Valentine’s Day? Here are a few ideas to get your creativity flowing. 1. Have a movie night to rewatch the first film…

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Intimacy Roundup: Keeping the Spark Alive in the Bedroom (Part 2)

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Looking to deepen your intimacy with your spouse? Ready to reinvigorate your sex life? If you want to keep intimacy alive, you have to nurture it – not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually, too. Last week in part one, we shared some of our top resources for cultivating intimacy in the bedroom and beyond. In this article, we’re sharing additional tips and support for you. Read on for more guidance and ideas to help strengthen your marriage and keep the spark alive. 1. 5 Tips for Igniting More Romance in Your Marriage Romance is an essential part of marital…

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Intimacy Roundup: Keeping the Spark Alive in the Bedroom (Part 1)

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Intimacy is both an important and multifaceted part of marriage. It’s important to nurture your intimacy on many levels: physical, emotional, and even spiritual. As our relationships progress, life throws curveballs our way, and sometimes it can be challenging to stay as close as we once were. In this two-part series, we’re highlighting some of our most valuable articles all about intimacy. These resources will help you to navigate a variety of situations in your marriage. When you stay focused on nurturing your intimacy, you’re much more likely to keep that spark alive. Let’s take a look at some of…

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Summertime Love: It’s Time to Reignite Your Intimacy

Summertime Love: It’s Time to Reignite Your Intimacy

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Summer is a great time to rekindle your romance and reignite your intimacy! It’s a season of fun and adventure, when many couples reconnect through shared time together. There are no rules for how to create special new memories; just focus on spending time with one another and the love you have for each other. There are so many ways to bring intimacy back to the forefront of your marriage. Today, we’ve gathered some of our best tips for deepening intimacy and truly enriching your relationship. Let’s jump right into it. Start Dating Each Other Again Summer is the perfect…

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My Spouse Feels Like My Roommate! What Now?

My Spouse Feels Like My Roommate! What Now?

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Does your spouse feel more like a roommate these days? Maybe you’ve hit a rough patch in your marriage, or perhaps you’re empty nesters. Either way, life together feels much quieter–and less intimate–than it was before. If you’re wondering what happened to the passion you used to enjoy, keep reading. First of all, know that the distance you feel right now doesn’t necessarily mean the end of your relationship. There’s hope for bringing the spark back to your marriage! With a little bit of work and intention, this quiet season could become a new beginning for you and your spouse….

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My Spouse is Always Scrolling On Their Phone! How Do I Stop It?

My Spouse is Always Scrolling On Their Phone! How Do I Stop It?

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Does your spouse spend a lot of time scrolling on their smartphone? Is it driving you crazy? Mindless scrolling is a problem millions of people and countless couples have today. If you feel like it’s taking valuable time away from your relationship, you’re not alone. Your spouse may not realize it has gotten out of hand, but it’s an obstacle to intimacy and you’re ready to take care of the problem once and for all. So how can you unglue your spouse from their phone? Have a Calm Conversation First The first thing you want to do is have a…

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How to Find Harmony When Your Spiritual Beliefs Clash

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These days, it seems we all have busy lives. Because of this, it can be a challenge to find spiritual harmony in your marriage–particularly if you and your spouse were raised in different faith traditions. Maybe you each want to find your own path toward spiritual growth, but you’re feeling a bit of a clash in your relationship. Whatever your situation, it’s possible to grow spiritually as a couple. It’s possible to find that deep meaning you’re both seeking, and you can do that together. Let’s talk about what that might look like. Seek Shared Spiritual Intimacy Rather than trying…

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The 3 Core Components of Romantic Love

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Romantic love is more complex than we think. Most of us grow up thinking we understand love. As we grow, we learn that love is much more intricate than we thought. And, there are different types of love to consider, including familial love, friendship, and romantic love. Marriage has a way of revealing all the ways we can learn to love someone. Sharing your life with another person means you’ll experience things together that you never imagined–both good and bad. Through every season of life, our love will be tested. We must be able to continue showing love for one…

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