Favorite Relationship Enhancing Resources for Married Couples
Throughout the course of our marriage, we’ve come across some great companies and resources whose mission is to help couples strengthen their relationship and make their marriage more of a priority. We share these resources at various points in our blog posts and on social media, but know that not everyone has seen those posts or remembers where to find the names of products and links to find them. This page contains information for all of our relationship favorites and will be updated on a regular basis, as we discover new companies and products that help us make our marriage relationship stronger. We hope you will love these resources as much as we do!
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Resources for Connection for Married Couples
Conversation Starter Cards
A strong marriage requires couples to be able to speak freely and openly about any topic, but especially about difficult topics that directly affect their relationship. To help you tackle those tough conversations that impact your marriage, The Dating Divas have created conversation starters specifically designed for those tough topics that every marriage needs to talk about.
The tough topics include; Intimacy, Financial, Quality Time, Romance, and Family. This printable pack includes 250 question prompts in the above categories. These cards are perfect for keeping in your nightstand, in your purse or in the car to pull out when you want to connect on a deeper level in the time that you have together.
365 Connecting Questions for Couples
Asking open ended questions on a daily basis will keep you talking and learning more about it each other. It also keeps things from getting boring! Marriage 365 has created a resource that provides a new question each day for an entire year to help you connect with your spouse.
This book will get you talking, laughing and connecting every single day for a year. You will fall more in love and become more aware of what each other is thinking and feeling. It is available in ebook, paperback or hardback format.
You've heard of the honeymoon and the babymoon, but have you ever been on a marriagemoon? At least twice a year, we take a night or two and get away for a romantic weekend, or I guess a second honeymoon together. We usually stay close and we don't spend much money, but we make it special and we use the time to connect with each other. We've been doing this since the beginning of our marriage and it's always been a game changer. After our getaways, we feel refreshed, more in love and ready to tackle what life throws our way. In the future, we're hoping to plan a week long adventure to someplace farther from home, but for now, our relaxing getaways are perfect for our busy pace of life.
MarriageMoon is the three-day guide couples take with them on a trip to strengthen their relationship! It's the 3-day guide that comes along on your trip - it's light and small. MarriageMoon takes less than 45 minutes each day, spread throughout the day.
Promptly Journals - Love Story Journal
Promptly Journals has put together a gorgeous, high quality book filled with prompts to help you record your love story from the moment you met until the end of your life together. Joe thinks it's a little weird to think about our last kiss and our relationship ending because one of us passes away, but I think it's a really cool idea! So often we focus on the beginning of a couple's relationship but rarely consider how their love grows and evolves throughout their lifetime.
I love how the Promptly Love Story Journal can become a part of your anniversary tradition each year. You will be looking back on the previous year of your marriage and recording those defining moments for your marriage. You’ll also be looking back on years past and remembering those experiences that have made your relationship as strong as it is today.
Resources to Increase Intimacy in Marriage
Mentionables - Lingerie Company
When I discovered Mentionables, I knew they were the perfect company to help me update my lacy wardrobe. Their prices are reasonable and they have a variety of styles and sizes to make any woman feel confident in her skin. Each season, Mentionables releases a new line and I have been swooning over pieces in every line that I’ve seen them release so far! I strongly believe that purchasing something lacy is for your benefit as much as your spouse's. A woman deserves to feel good in whatever she's wearing, and Mentionables will definitely make you feel comfortable and more gorgeous than ever in your own skin.
Use Code APM10 at checkout for 10% off your purchase.
P.S. Click here to read my blog post on why you should continue to purchase lingerie in every stage of marriage and a few tips to help you get more use out of your lingerie.
7 Days of Sex Challenge
Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo of One Extraordinary Marriage equip couples struggling with the lack of time, communication or intimacy with specific tools and strategies to create the extraordinary relationship they desire.
The 7 Days of Sex Challenge provides a fun game-plan for busy couples like you to reboot your intimacy. It eliminates the stress of figuring out what you need to do for 7 days that will be new and creative to try. While you may try it to jump-start your sex life, you’ll enjoy it for the deeper connection it will foster.
Game of Love
The Game of Love is customizable bedroom board game for couples!
They've printed a blank game board onto a fitted sheet, and it's ready for you to customize! Using our washable fabric markers, fill in each space with an activity, question, gift, or another idea from our Idea Vault. Customize the game to fit your relationship just right! When you're ready to play, you and your partner will roll the die and together, move along the game board completing each space. Wash the sheet and you’ll have a blank board, ready for another adventure.
date night resources for Married Couples
Prioritizing Date Night in Your Marriage
Why you need to date your spouse and how to make date night happen more regularly. 300+ date night ideas for every stage of life.
In this e-book you will find:
Research based reasons you should continue to date your spouse after the two of you get married.
Benefits that your marriage will enjoy when you make date night a priority.
Seven tips and suggestions for making date night happen, no matter what obstacles life brings.
Over 300 ideas to keep date night fresh and fun throughout every stage of your marriage.
Date night ideas to fit any budget, time constraint or other limitations.
Date Night In Cookbook
My favorite thing about this cookbook is the way that the content is laid out. Each chapter contains a menu and the personal story behind the inspiration for that particular date night meal. The menu for each meal includes a main dish, side dish, dessert and an appetizer or drink, sometimes both. Scattered throughout the book, you'll find photos of the author and her husband enjoying moments from their date night in meals.
The author tells the story of how she and her husband met and fell in love over delicious food and how a lot of their date night memories include the food they enjoyed while they were connecting with each other. Those nights that they spent at home cooking together and eating the meals that they made helped them to "stay connected, feed [their] marriage and [gave them] space to fall deeper in love." Ashley said it best when she said, "Date Night In is the story of nourishing a relationship and the food that brings us together."
Date Night Subscription Boxes
I'm part of a lot of different marriage groups on Facebook and at least once a month, I see someone ask for suggestions on date night and relationship enhancing subscription boxes that are out there. I always share a few that we've tried, but I've always wondered if there was a resource that includes them all.
I put this post together as a resource to share with those people who are looking for monthly subscription options for date nights at home. I've scoured the internet and social media looking for subscription companies that are currently in business.
Resources for parents
Online Prenatal Class
When we were preparing to become parents, our schedules were so busy with work and school that we were never able to find a consistent day each week to take a prenatal class together. We managed fine with the birth of our first and our second without that education, but it was always something that I’d wished we’d been able to find time to do.
Fast forward almost two years after we had our second baby and I met Hilary of Pulling Curls at a blog conference. She told me that she was a labor and delivery nurse and that one of her courses on her site is a prenatal course. Hilary has been a prenatal nurse since 2001 and has taught prenatal courses in-person at her local hospital so she is very qualified to teach. I think her online course is a genius idea and perfect for busy couples who can’t find a day to go take a course at the hospital for a few weeks in a row. You can take this class together at home, when it’s convenient for you and then head to the hospital for a tour before your baby arrives.
Our Favorite Websites and Influencers
Pennies Into Pearls - Brittany is committed to sharing tips and resources that help other individuals, couples and families to live their dream life on less. I’ve learned a lot about setting and sticking to a budget, meal planning and grocery shopping, and how to have better financial discussions with my spouse. Click here to check out her website and all of the great content and YouTube videos she has put together. She’s also a blast to follow on Instagram!
Simply on Purpose - Ralphie’s goal is to help parents change their family culture and move away from the things their family has been doing for generations to create a more positive parenting experience and a happier home. I have learned so much from Ralphie’s content and the basic principles that she teaches. I was was privileged to attend one of her great in person workshops and came home feeling confident in my abilities as a mom and even felt equipped to be a better wife. You’ll find the majority of her content and information by following her on Instagram.
Today’s the Best Day - Danielle has a passion for making every day the best day for herself, her marriage and her family and she shares that passion with her online community. She is truly inspiring with her positive outlook on life, serving heart and the way she loves and treasures her family and kiddos. She is just as happy and bubbly and loving in person as she is online! You can read great articles on her blog, but I highly suggest following her on Instagram for the greatest benefit!