Couple Exercises

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Knowing your partner, and feeling close to them, takes more than asking questions. It takes asking the right questions, and really listening to the answers. Better Marriages has several exercises that will have you and your partner finding out the details of one another’s lives, hopes, dreams, fears and more. These exercises will put you on a path to a deeper understanding of yourself, your partner, and your relationship.

Developing Intimacy

Respond to the following questions individually and then share your responses with your partner. 1. What things am I aware of that make me feel close and intimate with my partner? 2. What things am I aware of that hinder our intimacy? 3. […]

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Intimacy: Shared Privacy

One simple and useful definition of intimacy is "shared privacy". David Olson, co-founder of Prepare-Enrich, family specialist and member of Better Marriages Advisory Board, has identified seven aspects of marital intimacy. Consider your own relationship and score each area from 1-5, […]

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Intimacy: Where Are We?

These questions will explore the degree of intimacy you experience in your relationship and identify where you would like to grow. Read the statements individually and then share your responses with your partner and discuss together. Elaborate on each of these ten […]

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Couple Growth Plan Exercise

Download GROWTH PLAN Exercise Each of you individually write your response to numbers 1-3. When finished, share your answers with each other before proceeding to number 4. When you have written your goals, post them in a place where you will […]

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Growth Plan for Couples

The ongoing growth of your relationship is important! Download this guide with daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly activities to keep your relationship growing. Download PDF

Marriage Moments Compilation

Marriage Moments Members of Better Marriages receive a weekly “Marriage Moment” delivered to their inbox.  If you aren’t currently a member and want to get more articles, tips, and couple exercises, you can join at http://www.bettermarriages.org/members/join/ Please enjoy this sample compilation. “All those ‘and […]

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Loving Well

by Bea Strickland We know that the first hot love, infatuation, doesn't last. In the book, The Truth About Love, author Pat Love talks about the behaviors of falling in love and what we can learn from them. We can employ […]

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The Joy of the Unexpected

From the resource files of Better Marriages   All of us expected to find happiness with our partners when we decided to marry. However, one of life's surprises is the joy of the unexpected pleasures. That joy is the focus of this couple […]

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Marriage Growth Plan

by Eddie and Sylvia Robertson adapted from Wonderful Wednesdays, available in our online bookstore here. It is always a good time to create a Marriage Growth Plan. Where do you want your relationship to be in a month? A year? It can […]

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What are Couple Exercises and Why do Them?

Couple Exercises are tools to strengthen your relationship. They consist of structured questions for couples and a structured way of discussing answers. Just as regular physical exercise benefits our body, marriage enrichment exercises benefit our marriage. Regular physical exercise benefits our […]

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