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BEYOND THE WEDDING

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Don’t marry the person you fall in love with. A fall is an accident, not an act of your will. If you fell once, chances are you will fall again for someone else. A great marriage is never an accident, it’s a covenantal choice that two people make with each other for life. It’s only in the soil of this garden that true love can take root in the hearts of its companions. If you do fall in love make sure you covenant to grow in love because what began as an accident needs to be done on purpose!
— Kris Vallaton
 
 


Tips & Tricks to Keep that Love Alive!


 
  1. Have boundaries

Set boundaries around your immediate or nuclear family. Have individual, couple and family time built into your routine and redefined lines of connection with each spouse's family of origin.

2. Touch each other often

 Have a good connection around non-sexual physical touching, hand holding, kissing hellos and goodbyes, laying together, sitting on the couch next to each other.

3. Say I love you to one another

Hearing this is reassuring about the way your partner feels about your relationship. It's a small gesture that can keep your connection alive. Call each other during the day to say it if you miss your chance in the morning.

4. Have regular physical dates

Having an ongoing sexual relationship in your routine is important. Couples in their 20's average relations two to four times a week, couples in their 30's twice per week, 40's and 50's once to twice per week.

5. Compliment your partner in front of other people

Not only is it a nice thing to do, it helps your partner feel a deep sense connection to you as well as builds their self-esteem.

6. Regularly give each other small gifts or gestures of loving and caring behaviours

Write your spouse a loving note, get them a special treat from the store or when you go on a business trip, write I love you in lipstick on the bathroom mirror one morning.

7. Have regular weekly dates

Keep your connection alive and have regular weekly couple's business meetings to discuss ongoing family "business" including the division of roles and household duties, weekly plans and items that need to be discussed in the relationship.

Check out this awesome website for more info

https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/save-your-sex-life/201202/9-tips-hot-and-healthy-marria

 


Personality Tests

I’m obsessed with personality tests! Especially ones that help me understand my hubby better!

Also they’re super fun to do!

FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES

https://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/couples/

16 PERSONALITIES

https://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/couples/

THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS

https://psychologia.co/four-temperaments-test/

Other Amazing Resources

Pre marriage Counselling Services

The Hart Centre

http://www.thehartcentre.com.au/our-counselling/pre-marriage-insight-program/


Relationships Australia

https://www.relationshipswa.org.au/en/courses-and-seminars/all-courses-and-seminars/Together-Forever



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