Do you remember life before marriage, when you and your beloved couldn’t get enough of each other and would spend hours talking or snuggled up to watch a movie or driving in the car telling stories and cracking jokes?
Maybe you’d surprise each other with love notes, thoughtful gifts and surprise dates.
Real Romance for Real Couples
For most married couples, especially those with young kids, it’s hard enough to find time just to communicate, let alone to make time for romance.
In 15-Minute Marriage Makeover, Dustin defines the importance of romance this way: “Romance is truly the fuel that energizes the intimacy in your marriage.”
I love that, and it reinforces my desire to make time for romance in the every day rather than waiting for Sean and my annual overnight getaway, you know?
This week we’re talking about real romance for real busy couples, a topic I think we can all appreciate!
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How This Works
Here’s how this works:
- I will share this week’s discussion questions in three ways: in this post, as a printable PDF page and in the comments, with one comment per question.
- Using the “threaded comments” feature, you will be able to respond to a specific question so that your comment is threaded or nested underneath that question. Just click Reply under the comment you’re responding too so that we can see that thread. Other people can also respond to your comment in the same way, so that hopefully we’ll get an actual discussion going rather than just one long comment thread!
- Please take time not just to share your own answers, but also to read other people’s answers and ask questions, share encouragement and more.
- Don’t forget to download your free printable resources at the end as well!
Okay, let’s get this thing started!
Week 2 Discussion Questions
The focus this week is on communication, including making time to just talk, fighting fair, asking for — and offering — forgiveness, affirming your spouse and being upfront with your wants and needs.
1. What “intruders” do you have to guard your couple time against?
What time of day works best for you to set aside couple time? Do the TV and computer serve as distractions? What other interruptions and distractions pull you away from time with each other?
2. What are your favorite ways to show your husband you love him?
How do you embrace romance in the everyday? How do you play together? How do you relax together?
3. What act of service can you do for your spouse to show him you care?
Is it easy for you to serve your husband, or do you have to make a decision to do it even when you don’t want to? Which thing from his list is hardest for you to do?
4. When was the last time you wrote a love letter to your husband?
Is it hard for you to share your feelings? Have you ever read a love letter out loud to him?
Week 2 Resources
Download or print these free resources for this week’s exercises:
Looking forward to the discussion!