The University of Washington spent 30 years studying marriages, and they discovered that the core ingredient to success is friendship. In other words, couples not only have to love each other, they have to like each other as well. During a season of social distance and shelter at home, liking each other may be difficult at times. That’s why it is more important than ever to intentionally deepen your friendship with your spouse. Below are some preplanned date nights to help you connect and have fun. All you have to do is download/print and you are ready to go (just ignore the go out to dinner instructions).
Your Best Marriage 10-minute Date Nights: You know date nights are important. Every marriage expert on the planet says so, right? But sometimes life gets . . . hectic. If you find yourself struggling to get life organized enough to find time for a date with your spouse, don’t worry. Don’t feel guilty. We’ve got you covered with these 10-minute date nights.
Your Best Night Out: Take a break from streaming Netflix/Hulu/Disney+, and watch this marriage building talk. You will laugh and learn together as Ted Lowe (director of MarriedPeople.org) encourages us that marriage is easier than we think.
Your Best Night In: This online marriage event gathered experts from all over the country to teach, encourage, and build up your marriage. Grab some snacks, snuggle up, and watch this event together.
Improve your marriage using the tools of the Enneagram & the Truth of the Gospel. Together take the Enneagram assessment to begin better understanding each other. After that, use your Enneagram types/numbers to get a free personalized marriage plan. Combined these resources will create conversation and strengthen your marriage.
MarriedPeople Monthly isn’t your typical “marriage thing”. It is a man and woman friendly, mush-free email full of ideas and insights with go-and-do’s you can actually go and do. So sign up, and pick some ideas in the email and see how little things can turn into something big. MarriedPeople Monthly will arrive at your inbox the 2nd week of each month.
The MarriedPeople Podcast is Real, Fun, and Simple, because when your marriage is better, everything is better. This podcast is hosted by Ted Lowe and covers a wide range of topics surrounding marriage and family. It is worth your time. Listen on your own or tune in the next time you are driving somewhere together.
Famous At Home Podcast
Dr. Josh and Christie Straub have been releasing some great podcasts to help your marriage and family in this season of isolation. The Famous at Home podcast helps you become a rockstar in your own home. The topics and discussions will help you avoid the pitfalls of success, set healthy rhythms between work and home, and build a rock solid marriage. Because the greatest red carpet you’ll ever walk, is through your front door.
2to1 PreMarital Mentoring
The decision to marry is one of the greatest and most important choices you will make in life. An important part of a lasting marriage is preparation, and that is what 2to1 is all about. Our desire is to help engaged couples establish a strong foundation for marriage based on biblical principles. Who better to share insights into lasting relationships than the creator of marriage? God longs to be the center of your marriage to create a fulfilling relationship that will be enjoyed for a lifetime.