A Test and a Challenge

May 7, 2011

in the generous life

My husband does the most interesting posts on The Generous Husband.  Here is a recent one.  You just have time to join the challenge.

The Gottman Institute has an on-line test to help you see how well you know your spouse.

Aside from just taking it, I see a couple of ways to use this to build your marriage. After you run through it, look at the places where you said “no” – these are things that need attention. If you want to be even more daring, print out the completed test and ask your bride if she thinks you have answered accurately.

Repeat for her answers.

2nd Annual 7 Days of Sex Challenge12-17-10Seven days of sex? One Extraordinary Marriage is doing the 2nd Annual 7 Days of Sex Challenge starting this Sunday. If you can’t (or know she won’t) do seven days, you can still participate. Sex does not have to mean intercourse to mutual climax. If you are both happy with something else, the go for that. Try to be sexual in some way seven days in a row.



Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:

Happy Anniversary to David & Thea Patrick
for a year’s worth of blogging at Happily Married After

A Bit of Sunshine: Dinner at Eight
A Grown Up Marriage: I Have Met the Enemy …
Black & Married With Kids: The Mother I Hated, The Mother I Loved!
(lovely Mother’s Day tribute)
Couple Things: Spreading the Jam and Watching a Wedding at 3 am?
God Centered Marriage: Your Personal Escape
Intimacy in Marriage: Part 1: 10 Worst Mistakes When Talking to Your Kids About Sex
Marriage Gems: The Truth About Sex and Traits of Happy People
One Flesh Marriage: Out of These Ashes
Organizing Your Way Resolving Organizational Conflict When Standards Differ
Simple Mom: 10 Steps to Courageous Hospitality
To Love Honor and Vacuum: Don’t Make Me Come Up There!
We’re That Family: How to Really Have the Marriage You Want
and For Those Who Don’t Have It All Together


Be generous! Lori <><

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