Date idea: Spring Clean Your Marriage
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by Kim Kimberling
1w ago
Activity #1: Enjoy a picnic-style lunch in your backyard if the weather permits. Prepare sandwiches, salads, and refreshing beverages. Use this time to do a weekly check-in for your marriage. DOWNLOAD YOUR MARRIAGE GUIDE HERE Activity #2 Special Project: After spring cleaning your marriage, choose one area of your home that you've been wanting to spruce up or organize. It could be a pantry makeover, rearranging furniture in the living room, or creating a cozy reading nook. Work together on this project, sharing ideas and making decisions together. Activity #3 Relax and Unwind: Finally, after y ..read more
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MARRIED SEX: FROM BAGGAGE TO BLESSING
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by Kim Kimberling
1M ago
Are You Checking the Right Boxes? By Kathy and Tim Bush, founders of War Room Ministries m After almost three decades of checking the wrong boxes – lies, affairs, secrets - and after over one decade of checking the right ones – prayer, faith, trust – marriage, sex and all, is actually fun. Here’s how we got there. ROUGH STARTS, WRONG ATTITUDES Kathy: I came into marriage damaged and broken. Being molested as a child led me to have multiple boyfriends and unhealthy sexual relationships. I knew it was wrong, but I saw it as a way of being loved. I was very shy, and this lifestyle, bad as it was ..read more
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Date Night at Home: March The Blind Date
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by Kim Kimberling
1M ago
Embarking on a date night adventure with your spouse is not just a momentary escape from the demands of daily life; it's a deliberate investment in the foundation of your marriage. In the hustle and bustle of our routines, carving out dedicated time for each other becomes a cherished necessity. Will you try your “luck” and see what activities you grab for this blind date? This date will require about 5-10 minutes to print and prepare ahead of time. You can find your printable here Instructions: Print the printables.  Prepare the envelopes. Cut the task cards. Fill the envelopes ..read more
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Date Night Idea: February's At Home Romantic Date
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by Kim Kimberling
2M ago
Activity #1: Enjoy your take out meal by candlelight  Set the atmosphere First you are going to pick up your favorite food and bring it home for a nice dinner. Then you will transform your living room into a romantic oasis: Dim the lights, light some scented candles, and scatter rose petals on the floor. Play some soft jazz or your shared favorite playlist.  Set the table with your finest china and glassware for a touch of elegance.  Even though you're staying in, put on something that makes you feel confident and attractive. It could be a fancy dress, suit, or simply yo ..read more
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Date Night Idea: January's Vision Board Date
Awesome Marriage Blog
by Kim Kimberling
3M ago
Activity #1: Start the date with a conversation. Talk about your individual goals and dreams for the future.  What are you passionate about?  What challenges are you facing?  How can you support each other in achieving your goals?   Activity #2: Print off two goal cards  to help you two set goals for the 4 areas. Spiritual What is one thing you can do to grow closer to God individually? What is one thing you two can do together to have a Christ-centered marriage? Marriage How often do you want to have date nights? What is one thing you can foc ..read more
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Date Night Idea: December Delights: A Cozy Celebration for Two
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by Kim Kimberling
4M ago
    NOTE: This date will require a little planning ahead of time. For the dinner portion and activity #3 you might have to buy some ingredients ahead of time. As well as, activity #4 suggest buying one another gifts to exchange. Activity #1:  Prayerful Preparation: Begin your date night by praying this guided prayer together.  “Thank You, Lord, for the gift of togetherness. In the beauty of this winter evening, surrounded by Your creation, we're reminded of Your majestic handiwork. As we step into this night, may our hearts overflow with gratitude for the companionship an ..read more
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Date Night Idea: A-maze-ing Fall Date
Awesome Marriage Blog
by Kim Kimberling
5M ago
As the vibrant colors of summer fade into the warm and earthy hues of autumn, there's no better time to savor the season's romantic essence. Fall provides the perfect backdrop for cozy evenings, where the crisp air, falling leaves, and the sweet scent of pumpkin spice create an atmosphere of love and togetherness. Use this date night to enjoy the season together. Activity #1 Indoor Corn Maze Puzzles: Start by setting up a series of indoor corn maze puzzles. You can print out or create your own maze puzzles. These can be as simple or complex as you like. Provide a prize or treat at the end ..read more
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Date Night Idea: Be a Student of Your Spouse
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by Kim Kimberling
6M ago
Dr. Kim always encourages us to be a student of our spouse. Marriage is about dying to self and being unselfish. It’s about putting God as number one and our spouse number two day after day. It’s being a student of our spouse and striving to make an “A” each day.  Here are a few compelling reasons I believe that studying your spouse is a valuable ongoing pursuit: Better Communication: By searching deeper into your spouse’s thoughts, feelings, and communication style, you can improve the way you interact. This can lead to more meaningful conversations, fewer misunderstandings, and a gre ..read more
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15 Sex Questions To Ask Before Marriage
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by Kim Kimberling
6M ago
I think I was born looking forward to my honeymoon. As a 20-something guy, I could hardly wait until the vows were over. Then on our wedding night, Nancy did something in the bedroom that completely blew my mind: She invited me to kneel down beside the bed and pray with her.  This wasn’t something we’d talked about, and I was definitely not expecting it, but it actually set up the pattern we have continued to follow for 95% of our married nights together.  Inviting God into the bedroom might sound crazy, but since God created you, your future spouse, and sex, He knows better than yo ..read more
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4 Rules for Expectations
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by Kim Kimberling
8M ago
Expectations are a funny thing. I expected a lot of things to happen in marriage, but I never expected to get in a full-fledged fight with my brand-new husband over where to position the couch.  How I wish I’d known the 4 rules then!  When we were engaged, I always thought that Brian’s house, which he shared with three roommates, would look so much better with my decor help. In his bachelor bedroom, he had nothing but a desk and a bed covered in a white duvet insert (no cover), and white walls on which not a single picture hung. It was beyond minimalist. This was clearly a man with ..read more
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