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Sex between a married couple is not only good, it’s very good. If you read the research and surveys, you will find that married couples experience better and more frequent sex than non-married couples. Married couples are healthier, happier, and live longer. When we went on a WorldWide Marriage Encounter weekend, we were more than a little surprised when a priest told us that our love-making is good, is important for us, and is important to the world. He encouraged us to “make mad passionate love!” So, why has married sex become something else? Society and media portray sex for married couples as dull and lifeless, a tool used to manipulate, something to joke about, and something that - beyond the newlywed phase- gradually drifts away. We’ve been sold this bill of goods, and we often buy into it! What we really crave in our sex life is to give and receive something powerful- to experience the depths of our passion and love for each other, to be as intimate as possible. Our freq…
has become a household term in recent years and many couples strive to make
this quality time together a priority in our increasingly fast paced lives.
Throw some kids into the mix (or in our case a granddaughter), and it’s even
harder to carve out quality couple time. Not to worry because finance guru Dave Ramsey has come to our rescue with not only
a whole host of date night ideas, but most of them are budget friendly. We’d
like to highlight 10 of Dave’s Stay at Home Date Night ideas!
"Fine!" and "Whatever!" These 2 powerful words have the incredible potential to bring nearly any discussion to a screeching halt. They send the insensitive message of "I don't care. Discussion over. Period. Full stop!" As married couples, we have probably used these or similar words. And, if we have raised children we have probably employed time out, taken the car keys or other forms of discipline.
Those 2 little words are not the focus of this blog.
A number of years ago, some friends of ours told us about a
little trick they use to keep their marriage healthy, strong, and vibrant.
Every year, they pledge to attend some kind of marriage enrichment event
together. According to our friends, this does not mean weekend getaways to the
beach, skiing, or going to a bed and breakfast together.
Growing up and getting married means that we leave our family of origin and start a new family. We’re not asked to forget about mom and dad, but we do need to remember that our spousal relationship is important to take care of because it becomes the solid ground where we plant our new roots.
One reason married couples end up together is because there is a physical attraction between them. Some call it chemistry. There are times when we can’t keep our hands off each other. We make any excuse to be close, to be intimate.
Yes, this is a strange twist. We recently heard about James J Sexton's book, "If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late." James is a divorce attorney from New York, who started noticing some patterns after 20 years of working with couples whose marriages were ending.
We have been under a stay-at-home
order for 5 weeks now due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Just being in the same house together doesn’t
ensure a close, intimate relationship though; we must decide to take actions that
bring us together. We decided to view
this mandate to stay at home as an opportunity to find new everyday ways to
romance each other.