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Recreation Roundup: How to Make Time and Memories Together This Summer

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Looking for ways to enjoy recreation and shared activities with your spouse this summer? We can help. In this post, we’ve gathered some of our best resources on recreation and shared time to help inspire you throughout the summer months and beyond. Ready to learn more? Let’s jump into it. 1. Seek Adventure Together It’s easy to make memories together when you’re seeking adventure as a couple. What adventure looks like to you will vary from season to season. For example, newlyweds on a budget might enjoy a quick weekend getaway to a local tourist attraction or national park. Parents…

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6 Unique Recreational Activities to Enjoy With Your Spouse

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When it comes to shared recreational activities, there is a wealth of options available. Whatever your interests, it’s possible to tap into resources to help you pursue those activities together. Sometimes, though, we need a little help coming up with ideas. Just like you, we understand how busy life is and how hard it can be to come up with ideas when you’re tired and tapped out. That’s why we’ve rounded up six ideas for unique recreational activities you can enjoy with your spouse. Let’s jump into it. 1. Boating At a glance, the idea of boating might sound straightforward….

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Why You And Your Spouse Should Try A New Shared Activity This Spring

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Do you and your spouse spend time together in shared activities? A shared activity can be anything you do together, from a hobby to a sport or other recreational activity. These activities will look different from one couple to the next, depending on your interests and your preferences (such as whether you enjoy physical, high-impact activities or prefer something more lowkey). The most important thing is finding pastimes that you can spend time doing together. Wondering why you and your spouse should try a new shared activity this spring? We’ve gathered a few of the most important reasons, so let’s…

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7 Ways to Renew Joy in Your Marriage

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Daily life is hectic, and it’s a little too easy to forget to live joyfully in the midst of busyness. In marriage as in the rest of life, cultivating joy is essential. Sometimes it takes a little extra effort to make sure we’re giving time and effort to joy. If you’re looking for ways to renew joy in your own marriage, we’ve gathered some quick tips on how to do so. Read on to find out how! 1. Be intimate. When we’re busy and stressed, intimacy is often one of the first things we push to the side. Instead of…

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7 Ways to Prepare for a Not-So-Typical Holiday Season Together

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The holidays are almost here. For many people, the holiday season is an exciting time full of possibilities and celebrations. But for many, holidays are a reminder of difficult times. Still others look forward to their normal traditions, only to be derailed by unexpected circumstances life throws their way. If you find yourself facing down a holiday season that looks nothing like your normal, festive routine, there are some things you and your spouse can do to make it happy and enjoyable for everyone. Let’s dive in. 1. Take stock of your usual holiday traditions. Many of us fall into…

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4 Ways to Grow Closer to Your Spouse This Fall

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The seasons are changing, and we’re headed into fall. Fall is a time of profound change in the natural world as the leaves change color, then drift to the ground. It’s also a time of warmth, gratitude, and giving. There are many ways you and your spouse can use the fall season to draw closer to one another. Let’s look at a few ways you can get cozier with your husband or wife this fall. 1. Play more together. New seasons often mean new opportunities for play. When the weather changes, or when certain sports or activities cycle in, that’s…

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How Adding Value to Others Boosts Your Happiness

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“The only real happy people are those who have learned how to serve.” – Rick Warren It’s no secret that when you bring joy to others, you also bring joy to yourself. The notion of kindness leading to happiness is not new. Writers, philosophers, and religious thinkers have made the connection for centuries. Studies today show the same results, that when you serve others, you are infusing happiness into yourself as well. Research reveals that being generous and considerate makes people happy. It’s as simple as that! And when you are able to do this as a couple, it increases…

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The Benefits of Adventure in Your Relationship

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“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight” – Epictetus Most couples tend to play it safe when it comes to adventure and trying new things. Life is going along ok and you are making it, you’ve found an easy groove in life and love – so why change it? Eventually, if you’re not mindful about the groove you are in, it will become a rut. You can’t cross the sea by staring at the water. Adventure requires that you jump into the experience. Dopamine in the brain is essential to happiness. As we age we lose…

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