With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!
Building An Intimate Marriage
by Les and Leslie Parrott
The reality that we’re broken people becomes very apparent when we share our lives with someone else. We bring our unique personalities into the marriage, but we also bring our selfish nature.
Frustration, friction, disagreements–they are all certain to show up, but the way we react to these issues and obstacles shapes not only our character, but the strength and the intimacy of our marriage.
As much as we lead with love toward our spouse, we must also lead with... (Read More)
UPCOMING MARRIAGE WORKSHOP AT SOUTHEAST!!!
This workshop equips you with tools to prepare for, improve, or repair your marriage by creating a relationship that is dynamic and satisfying! This format is designed for couples that are dating, engaged, or married. You will learn essentials for creating a thriving, healthy marriage. Some of the topics covered include:
- Effective communication techniques
- Conflict resolution strategies
- Creative and engaging date night suggestions
- The personality profile of you and your partner
Friday, Sept 16 from 6:30-9:00pm and Saturday, Sept 17 from 9:00am-2:30pm
Cost is $75, but first 50 couple can register for $50. (Code: SCC25) Register at https://www.myrelationshipcenter.org/marriage-project/couples/
HE SAID/SHE SAID
Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other.
This month’s couple is Jessica and Matt McKee. Matt has launched 8 companies, and is currently part of 2 startups. Matt and Jessica have been married since 1999. Together, they're raising two rowdy boys and live outside Atlanta, GA.
WE ASKED JESSICA AND MATT, “HOW DO YOU SUPPORT EACH OTHER WHEN STARTING A NEW BUSINESS?”
Jessica: Trust is so important. I give Matt space to make decisions that will allow his business to grow and trust that the decisions he makes will also support our family. Perspective has taught us that life as an entrepreneur offers times of feast and times of famine. During the times of feast, we work together to prepare our household for the times of famine that are inevitably coming.
Matt: Communication and grace are the key ingredients. For example, one year I spoke at 52 different events all over the nation. I felt it necessary to grow the business I had started. At the end of that year we sat down and Jessica asked if I could make it 26 events the next year. She gave me the grace to do 52 and communicated that 52 was way too much for that season. The next year I did 24 and took the family with me as much as possible. I also unloaded the dishwasher more that year. I will let you decide which was better.
Talk About It - HOW DO YOU SUPPORT EACH OTHER WHEN STARTING A NEW VENTURE?
Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.
When we are apart, it makes me happy to think about ______________________.
Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...
4 Ways to Survive a Politically-Divided Marriage - by Dave Willis
Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. This month, we want you to hear from Casey and Meygan Caston from Marriage 365.
During one meal this week, ask each other this question:
What are three things on your bucket list?
CHECK IT OUT
The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.
Great Book - Love Talk: Speak Each Other's Language Like You Never Have Before by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott
Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.