Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage

Small Group Starting November 6, 2017

This group will meet Monday nights at 6:30pm

This group is for married couples looking to gain some a better understanding of what makes their spouse tick and how to fulfill those things for a healthier and happier marriage.

Experience Mark’s hilarious, practical, and straight-forward advice about relationships through this twelve week study. Laugh and learn as you explore the underlying dynamics of male/female relationships. These life-changing marriage truths are related in a way that both challenges and conflicts, without being preachy, and confronts the harmful and destructive messages – from both the secular world and from churches – that have brought such devastation to marriages. Through these small group study guides, couples will learn Mark’s honest and hard-hitting insights, with guidance to discuss and interact with each other, and be able to make real, positive changes in their marriages. This study guide can also be used by individual couples to strengthen, improve, and enrich their marriage. In addition, it’s a great tool for pre-marital instruction. Together, you will experience the fun of Mark’s unique look at love, life, and marriage that has made him one the most sought-out marriage speakers.

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Unveiledwife.com – How To Set Goals For The New Year With Your Spouse

We really loved this post about setting goals with your spouse for the new year from unveiled wife, we are having a date night to do this on Friday!

I recently shared on Instagram that my husband and I spent some time setting goals for the new year. It didn’t take long for someone to comment, asking how we do this. I thought it would be fun to share with you how we set goals and why it is important to set goals with your spouse.

My husband and I have set goals every year and throughout each year that we have been together. Setting goals gives us something to look forward to, to hope for, to work together toward, and when we achieve them it gives us something to celebrate.

When we want to set goals, we turn it into a date. We either go to coffee or dinner to do this. We do this for several reasons. It gives us something specific to focus on and talk about during our date. We are intentional to talk about important things that we hope to achieve in the future. The conversation, although we are setting goals, usually is accompanied by deep and significant conversations about our marriage. Setting up a date to set goals also helps us not to be distracted by our young kids or other responsibilities in the home. And by planning a coffee date or dinner provides an atmosphere that helps facilitate setting goals because there is always a table that we can use to whip out a calendar or notepad to write down our goals. I have even used a napkin on an impromptu date that we had once.

Because we set a date up to do this, we know it is coming. We each take time beforehand to consider some personal goals we want to achieve.

Here is a brief list of areas to consider making goals:

In your relationship with God (reading regularly, praying, bible study, serving)

In marriage (intimacy, connectedness, responsibilities in the home)

In finances (budgeting, tithing, getting debt free, giving)

In meal planning (likes, dislikes, diets)

In parenting (training, discipleship, schooling, extracurricular activities)

In fitness (workouts, training, dieting)

In business/career (marketing, design, new products, promotion)

In travel (vacations, visiting family)

This list does not include every area you could goal set, but hopefully it gives you an idea of where you can start.

When I goal set I like to bring a year calendar with me so I can check dates and set deadlines for us. This helps us to know what to expect during different seasons of the year. I also like to fill in any reoccurring events or plans that are already set to keep us organized. I also have a piece of paper out that I scribble down our goals onto. Then I usually turn it into an email and send it to both of us as a point of reference and something we can easily have access to.

Goal setting with your spouse is awesome because it aligns your hearts. It puts you on the same page with each other. It sets up a hope for the future that is actually discussed, as opposed to expectations that are in your heart that leave you disappointed if they are never met.

After we set our goals, we submit them to the Lord. We take a moment to pray and we tell God that we want to be good stewards of all that He has given to us. We tell Him that we have set these goals, but that we desire His will above all else. Prayer aligns our hearts with His.

Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” – Proverbs 16:3

A few things to note:

As with any conversation with your spouse, it is possible that bickering can rise up…but do not let it detour you from the mission. Let go of pride and find a way to quickly reconcile so that the time you set aside for this goal setting date is not wasted.

Let the conversation unfold naturally. There may be a goal that is presented that leads to discussion about an important area of marriage or faith. Don’t be afraid to take the time to go there and really dig deep with each other. These discussions are significant and will lead to emotional intimacy.

All this talk about change and resolutions can feel overwhelming, maybe even make you or your spouse feel like you are not doing a good enough job. Be sure to take time to encourage each other and affirm each other as you goal set. Let each other know where you see good happening in your relationship.

Lastly, whatever your goals are for the New Year, be sure to remain flexible in your heart incase God wants to change your trajectory. Let His will for your life and marriage be above what you can dream or imagine.

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His Needs Her Needs Study Group

Starting November 15, 2016

This group will meet Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm

This group is for married couples looking to gain some a better understanding of what makes their spouse tick and how to fulfill those things for a healthier and happier marriage.

His Needs Her Needs

In the classic bestseller His Needs, Her Needs, Willard F. Harley, Jr., identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses. He provides guidance for becoming irresistible to your spouse and for loving more creatively and sensitively, thereby eliminating the problems that often lead to extramarital affairs.

Five Steps To Romantic LoveThis workbook is a supplement to Dr. Harley’s Love Busters and His Needs, Her Needs, books that have helped countless couples fall in love again and enjoy intimate, passionate marriages. All of the worksheets, inventories, and questionnaires that Dr. Harley recommends in these two bestsellers are available here in a full-sized and easily reproducible format. Using them will help you turn new insights into action!

MATERIALS CAN BE PURCHASED BY CLICKING ON THE BOOK PICTURES!

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