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Get Our Creative Conversation Starters eBook For Free

For a limited time, you can get our Creative Conversation Starters For Couples ebook for free over on Amazon. You don’t have to have a kindle in order to read the book. All you need to do is download the kindle app on your phone and you will be able to read it.

It is only free until Monday, so you be sure to download it while you still can. Also, I’d love to get your feedback about the book. If you could leave a review of the book on Amazon, that would rock! It will help us to write future books.

Get Our Couples Truth or Dare eBook on Sale!

Right now, if you head over to Amazon, our Couples Truth or Dare ebook is on sale. It is currently on sale for $0.99. This would make for a perfect Valentine’s Day date night.

The way the book works is that each chapter alternates a truth and a dare. The player will do one truth and one dare during their turn.

You can either play one chapter in a session or several. The book is designed to get you and your spouse up and moving around during intimacy.

Check it out on Amazon ASAP. This sale won’t last forever!

Why You Need Date Night When You Are Married

When you first enter a relationship, dating is a top priority. It is the main way you are able to get to know someone on a deeper level. Sure, texting and phone calls help, but the date is where you get the full experience.

For those that take their relationship to the next level and get married, dating can become something of the past. It is easy to get comfortable just hanging out on the couch every night.

When you first enter a relationship, dating is a top priority. It is the main way you are able to get to know someone on a deeper level. Sure, texting and phone calls help, but the date is where you get the full experience.

Focus on One Another

When you go out with your spouse, you are giving one another complete attention- at least you should be. Getting out of the house will keep your mind from wandering to household tasks and life.

It is very important that you take the time to focus exclusively on your partner. By taking time out of your week to get together for a few hours, you are able to re-connect on a deeper level than what you get on a daily basis.

Build Unity Through Shared Experiences

Getting out and doing things together is a great way to build unity in your relationship. Shared experiences will give you plenty of stories and memories, also.

Since the experience of the date is so important to the process, you should make certain you are switching things up when you go out. Dinner and movie is great, but it is a good to make sure you giving yourself variety.

Develop Deeper Friendship

Develop a deeper friendship with your spouse

It can be easy to get in a rut in your relationship. With the amount of things that have to get done from day to day, you can feel like you are more like business partners than lovers.

Taking the time to go out with one another gives you something to look forward to. It takes you out of the ordinary things you do in life and keeps your friendship alive. There has to be more to your interactions than daily chores and tasks.

Some people spend so much time investing in their home and children, that they forget to invest in each other. One day, the children will move away and leave the home empty. When that day arrives, if you have been investing in each other, you will have a relationship left.

If you fail to invest in one another, you might find that you have grown apart. Making date night a regular part of your month will ensure that you have a close relationship that will last for years to come.

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Meaningful Gifts For Your Spouse

If you didn’t know, I’m a gift giver. It is one of the ways that I show love to others around me. To me, the best gifts are handmade or meaningful in some way. I invited on Bessy Lenard to share with us a few of her favorite meaningful gifts for your spouse.

Here’s what she has to say.

When it comes to relationships, finding the gifts that matter is a difficult art that only a few master. It is important for a married couple to maintain their relationship strong and very much alive throughout the damage that an everyday routine can make on one’s feelings.

It is not easy to find the right present for your spouse, but thankfully there are some presents that are always meaningful. How to turn the art of giving into a success that can strengthen your marriage? This is what this little article is about, so sit back and discover some of the secrets of happily married couples!

The Romantic Gifts That Say Let’s Get Sexy

A sensual gift that is focused on enhancing your couple’s intimacy always brings a new romantic wave that can excite and revive a relationship. Romantic gifts are best suited for specific occasions, such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day – you can start to get ready for this one now!

They can be almost anything that exists to give you the chance to strengthen your intimate bond. Maybe you are a DIY enthusiast and dress a list of reasons why you love your spouse. You could be feeling playful and pick a sexy board game to reach new heights.

What matters with these gifts is to keep the excitement a part of your everyday life, so that you never grow bored of each other’s presence and body. Unleash your sensual side; it’s going to be hot tonight!

The Little Gifts Just Because

There is naturally more than sexual intimacy in a married couple’s relationship. There’s the sense that loving someone is a challenge of every day; it can only work if you make every day count.

There is naturally more than sexual intimacy in a married couple’s relationship. There’s the sense that loving someone is a challenge of every day; it can only work if you make every day count.

There are gifts that do not need a reason and don’t need to match a specific occasion such as a birthday or an anniversary. These gifts focus on surprising your spouse and bringing a little bit of unexpected pleasure, such as organizing the delivery of fresh orchids every month.

One could say that these love presents are random, or you could even call them random acts of love. What you could do is varied! You could surprise your spouse with a weekend getaway on the countryside. Maybe you can bake his favorite cake for dinner. There is no rule: You just need to pick something unexpected that will get your partner excited about!

The Little Gestures That You Do Every Day

There is the last type of gifts that matter, and this is giving little attentions. The sweet gestures of everyday life remind your partner that this is serious between you and him or her. Take your pick, but do make sure to give a heart to your marriage with these little tips.

There is the last type of gifts that matter, and this is giving little attentions. The sweet gestures of everyday life remind your partner that this is serious between you and him or her. Take your pick, but do make sure to give a heart to your marriage with these little tips.

  • Walk hand in hand
  • Tell your spouse you love them every day
  • Kiss them passionately often, talk to each other every day

There is a lot that you can do, so remember to show your love with these little gestures.

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Long Distance Relationship Date Ideas

If you are in a long distance relationship, you know how difficult it can be to stay connected. There was a time when Austin and I lived apart for 9 months. If only we had access to the technology of today, it wouldn’t have been as hard!

I put together some fun ideas of how you can stay connected, no matter the distance between you.

If you are in a long distance relationship, you know how difficult it can be to stay connected. Here are some great ideas you can try.

Couple App

What I love about the Couple App, is that it is designed to be shared between you and one other person. When you get a notification from the app, then you know right away that it is from the one you love.

One of the reasons I like this app for couples that are in a long distance relationship, is because of the thumbkiss feature. When one of you initiates a thumb kiss, it allows you to “feel” the other person. Matching up your fingerprints causes your phone to buzz, signifying you touched one another.

The app also allows you to draw together. There is a feature that lets you open a canvas. Both of you are able to draw on the same canvas with one another.

Within this app, you are able to create calendar events that are important to you both. This is a great way to share your schedule with one another.

Share an Online Journal

Journalling is a fun way to remember your feelings and emotions in the moment. With an online private journal like Journalate, you both can share the journal. Just create an account and share the login information with one another. This will give you both something fun to look back on together as time goes on.

Love Quiz App

I thought this was a fun getting to know you app. The Love Quiz takes you through different scenarios and you guess what you think the other person will do. It will show you both how well you know one another, as well as help you get to know the other person better.

I thought this was a fun getting to know you app. The Love Quiz takes you through different scenarios and you guess what you think the other person will do. It will show you both how well you know one another, as well as help you get to know the other person better.

For example, one of the quiz questions asks-

At a restaurant you tell her:

  1. Don’t look at the prices sweety, take the lobster if you feel like it
  2. Don’t look at the prices sweety, take the Big Mac if you like it
  3. I forgot my wallet again

With these types of scenarios, you can know what to expect from the other person. It would make for some great discussions.

Eat Together

Even though you are miles apart, you can still eat together. Just pull up your video messaging service of choice and sit down together. If you are super talented, you could both cook the same meal together. It can add to the experience to cook a meal while video chatting

Even though you are miles apart, you can still eat together. Just pull up your video messaging service of choice and sit down together. If you are super talented, you could both cook the same meal together. It can add to the experience to cook a meal while video chatting.

Conversation Starters

We are huge advocates of conversation starters, which is why we have created so many products for couples. When you ask intentional questions, great discussions take place that bind your hearts closer together. Check out the 20 questions I put together for your next date night.

Online Games

Words With Friends is one of the online games that I used to play with Austin. I also had a chance to play this game with other friends. It was a lot of fun, because it allowed us to take our turn whenever we had a few minutes.

Ice Breaker Games

If you would rather play games face to face, there are several you can do over video chat. Some ideas might be-

  • 2 Truths and a lie- you tell two things that are true about you and one thing that is a lie. The other person has to guess which one they think is the lie.
  • I’ve never- both of you need a drink like water or tea, in front of you. One person will say something that they have done before, and if the other person hasn’t done that activity, they will take a drink.
  • Would you rather- in this game, you ask the other person to chose between two horrible actions. For example- would you rather be poked in the eye or stabbed in the gut?

Simple games like these can teach you a lot about a person.

Send a Date Night Package

Put together a date night box that you mail to the other person. Have them wait to open it until you are both together on video chat. Whatever you have sent them in the box will be what you do for the night.

Some ideas for your date night box can include:

  • Movie- if you would rather stream the movie, just write down the title of the movie you want to watch together. Be prepared to have the same movie on your side so that you can watch it at the same time. Keep your video chat open so that you can still interact.
  • Book- chose a book or devotional that you both can enjoy. Have a copy of the same book for yourself. Take turns reading selections of the book to one another.
  • Snacks- ahead of time, find out what their favorite snacks are and pick a few up. I don’t suggest mailing chocolate or fresh goodies, but most other things will work well.
  • Clothing- if you feel confident enough, you can buy an outfit or article of clothing for them to wear during the date. Otherwise, you might send them something of yours to put on.
  • Love letter- don’t forget to include a handwritten love note.

Spray the box with your favorite cologne or perfume that you like to wear.

These are some of the ideas that I came up with. If you are in a long distance relationship and have something you would like to add, feel free to in the comments section.

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Questions to Ask On Your Next Date Night

Conversation starters are always a huge hit with you guys, so I thought I would release more that you can ask one another on your next date. Keep checking back on this post, because I’ll be sure to have Austin create a printable version of these questions….after he gets done with all of our other awesome printables he’s working on!

Conversation starters are always a huge hit with you guys, so I thought I would release more that you can ask one another on your next date.

I left the questions in this post pretty generic for people in either a dating relationship or marriage. Many are great to ask your kids or friends, as well. I hope you enjoy!

If you want some printable or ebook version, check out these resources I have done in the past.

Creative Conversation Starters For Couples eBook

Conversation Starters Printable

30 Sexy Questions to Ask Your Spouse

Date Night Conversation Starters

  1. What goals would you like for us to accomplish as a couple in the coming year?
  2. If we had a free day and $1,000 to spend, what would you want to do with it?
  3. What expression of love from me makes you feel most loved and understood?
  4. What is your top thing you need to accomplish this week, and how can I help you do that?
  5. Did you have any holiday traditions when you were a child?
  6. Did you have any special moments with your parents as a child?
  7. What is the most helpful communication tool you have used to enhance communication with your loved one? ex. email, texting, phone calls, notes….
  8. Would you rather understand the past better or be able to predict the future?
  9. Is there a memory you would like to make together in the next year?
  10. Is your spouse influenced by the weather? If so, what mood do you find your loved one in when it is raining…sunny…cloudy…etc.
  11. What is your spiritual goal as a couple? What goals have you accomplished in the past as a couple?
  12. Describe a time when you felt like you didn’t fit in?
  13. Did you ever feel bullied as a child? If so, describe the situation.
  14. Can you think of a couple that you would like to change places with for a day to see what their life is like? What do you think you would expect to be different than your current life?
  15. Are you polite to one another? If not, how can you be more polite to your loved one?
  16. In what ways do you want to have encouragement and compliments expressed? Do you respond best to physical affection, acts of service, letter writing, etc.
  17. Do you find you and your loved one laughing at things that no one else would find funny? What do those moments show you about your shared sense of humor?
  18. Are there any shared activities that you and your loved one do that you would say bring you closer together?
  19. Is there a way your parents expressed verbal affection toward each other, you and your siblings?
  20. Complete this sentence, “The purpose of our relationship is….”

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The Key to Cooking a Romantic Meal

With Valentine’s Day coming up, preparing a romantic meal can be a lot of fun. If you do not normally do the cooking, here are a few tips from Mandi Ellen.

Here’s what she has to say-

Cooking a meal for your spouse is the perfect budget friendly date. Having a romantic meal at home offers a level of intimacy that restaurant eating will never give you! Even so, there’s pressure to get things right. You want to wow your man with your cooking finesse, right? A culinary disaster could have more implications than you realize.

Every man likes a woman who can cook! A meal that goes wrong could be a story to tell the kids, but it won’t seem like a laughing matter at the time! That’s why it’s important you follow these steps to make sure your meal goes according to plan!

STEP OUTSIDE YOUR INGREDIENT COMFORT ZONE

You may want to stick to what you know, but you aren’t going to blow anyone away with a good spag bol. The more creative you get, the more impressed your man will be. Branch out with something like lobster, or tripe meat.

The bonus is that you may be cooking something he’s never eaten before. He’s bound to think it’s good if he’s never had it, right? Well..not quite. But, he’ll still enjoy the experience! Do your research beforehand, so you know as much about your new ingredients as possible.

PRACTICE BEFOREHAND

Whatever you choose to cook, it’s important to practice. That way, you’ll have a clear idea of whether the meal will work. If you encounter problems during your practice, you can rectify them for the event. Practice is especially important if you’re using new ingredients.

Whatever you choose to cook, it’s important to practice. That way, you’ll have a clear idea of whether the meal will work. If you encounter problems during your practice, you can rectify them for the event. Practice is especially important if you’re using new ingredients.

Save the food going to waste by inviting a friend round to taste the goods. Getting a second opinion can only help your cause. Besides, you can turn the test run into a fun girls night!

PREP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

When the time comes, it’s important you do as much meal prep as possible. Your man isn’t going to want to be left alone while you cook! Your practice run should have given you some idea of any work you can do beforehand.

In an ideal world, you want to have everything ready to go in the oven by the time your date arrives. That way, you’ll only be going into the kitchen for a few minutes at a time. Whatever you do, don’t leave him alone for long periods. There’s no denying that the food is important, but your company is even more so!

TAKE TIME ON THE TABLE

It’s not just the meal that’s going to make a good impression. The way you lay the table could make a huge difference to the evening as well. Think about how to make the setting as romantic as possible. Light candles. Buy some rose petals if you want to.

It’s not just the meal that’s going to make a good impression. The way you lay the table could make a huge difference to the evening as well. Think about how to make the setting as romantic as possible. Light candles. Buy some rose petals if you want to.

A little romantic music in the background could work wonders, too. Make the dining experience as romantic as it can be. Get the most out of the privacy of eating at home! If you get it right, he’s sure to spend the night gazing lovingly into your eyes!

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We Actually Use Our Own Conversation Starters Book on Dates

We have a rule on dates- avoid talking about work, kids, and stress factors.

Today, Austin and I were able to go out on a date with one another. Before heading out, I grabbed our copy of Creative Conversation Starters for Couples.


We have a rule on dates- avoid talking about work, kids, and stress factors. For years, we have relied on Love Talk Starters. Then, a friend gave us a box of conversation starters that we have used for a while. Now- we have our own book of questions to go through.

I highly encourage you and your spouse to adopt this same rule when you are on dates. It is so important that you and your lover escape normalcy and engage with one another.

Other things on my mind this week-

Why I love Valentine’s Day

What to do when sex feels like a chore

Free Marriage Checkup Printable– Sign up and it will be emailed to you

 

Have a great week!