Enduring All Things: July 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

What I've been Reading, Watching, and Listening To {July 2018}

Confession: I am finishing this post on August 6th. I'm going to back date it because I don't want to go looking for this post in the future and not be able to find it. I read/watched/listened to all this in July but I just haven't gotten around to writing the reviews.

Anyway, July was a pretty crazy month. My grandmother passed away so we flew to Arkansas for the funeral. Then we took a trip to celebrate our anniversary. I didn't get a whole lot of reading, watching, or listening done. We only saw one Movie Pass movie together and then I saw one by myself. Anyway, here's what I thought of the media I did consume. Oh! Also, I decided to add star ratings to these from now on.

Books:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - 5/5 stars

Ok so I didn't love Jane Eyre at first. But I was warned that the first 10 chapters are hard to get through so I expected it and I kept on. Then it got really good. I remember thinking "This is my kind of book. Why do I ever try to read anything besides classics or old literature from the 1800s?"

Then this one thing happened and I got really angry at one of the characters. And I thought the story was going to go a certain way and I got sort of mad at Jane herself too. But it turns out Jane is a fantastic and strong woman after all!

So I started enjoying the book again and thinking Jane was the hardcore woman that she is. But then I realized I didn't really want this life to be all there was to Jane's story. I still had a lot more of the book to read so I figured this wasn't going to be all there was to the rest of Jane's story. Then a couple crazy things happened. I mean, I was laying in bed and I very audibly gasped. Pearson wanted to know what was so surprising so I had to try to explain it to him.

But these surprising events led to another decision that Jane had to make and for some reason, I doubted her again. Silly me. But that brings us to the BANG of an ending.

Was that cryptic enough for you? Actually probably not. I was trying not to give too much away and now I'm thinking I might have done just that.

Your Marriage Today... And Tomorrow by Crawford and Karen Loritts - 4/5 stars

I highly recommend this book to anybody who's engaged or married! It had so much more to offer than I expected. Read my full review here.

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TV Shows:

Anne with an E S2 - 5/5 stars

Oh my goodness. I believe this season was even better than the first. If that's possible. I fell in love with Anne's crazy spirit all over again! And the influence she has on her family and community is amazing. She made changes and made waves! Yes I know it's fiction but it's a story that everybody needs to see or read. Speaking of reading, I just checked out 4 of the books in the Anne of Green Gables series so be looking for those reviews next month!

Parks and Rec

Yeah we re-watched the second half of Parks & Rec this month. For the third time. It was just as fantastic as the first two times. There is not a single character in that show that I dislike. It's pretty much genius.

Movies:

Ant-Man and The Wasp - 5/5 stars

Of course this movie was fantastic. I wasn't surprised at all. I honestly don't even know how to review it because I think most people already know what to expect from the MCU and have a standard. This movie exceeded that standard as each new release seems to do. And there were definitely a few surprises. What I really liked about it was that the trailers didn't giveaway the whole story like so many seem to do these days.

Waitress (the movie) - 3/4 stars

So, I don't think it's a secret but I love the music in the Broadway show, Waitress. I had heard about the show several years ago and started listening to the music. I fell in love. Well then it came to Columbus so a friend and I went to see it. I really liked the show as well.

So when I saw the DVD of the original movie at my library, I decided to give it a shot. And I was disappointed. I guess the music made the show. Not only that but my favorite secondary characters seem played down a lot. I guess that's what happens when they don't get their own song. And the bad guy seemed a lot worse in the stage show as well.

Mamma Mia! - 5/5 stars

I have ALWAYS loved this movie. From the first time my dad "made" us watch it (My dad loves musicals as much as I do, plus he was a kid/teen in the 70s and Abba was his jam). Anyway, I've seen it at least half a dozen times. And I got the privilege of seeing it on stage when the Broadway show came to Columbus a couple years ago. Anyway, all this to saw I've always been a fan and when I watched it last week in preparation for the sequel/prequel, it did not disappoint.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - 5/5 stars

You guys! Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was absolutely amazing! I mean it was everything I could have wished for and more. I loved the story, I loved the music, I loved the casting, I loved the outfits and the colors. The while aesthetic seemed to scream Charlene. I did think the Cher thing was kinda silly and pointless. She wasn't a large part of the story and I felt like they kinda just stuck her in at the end to please the kids from the 70s. Which is basically what they did. But I don't think it really took anything away from the movie either. All in all fantastic!

Oh and I think it's worth mentioning that this was the only movie I've ever watched in a theater by myself. I would have never done that a year or so ago. It was actually quite liberating!

Listening:

Sara Bareilles

After watching the Waitress movie, I started listening to more Sara Bareilles. (She wrote the music for the Waitress musical). I don't know what it is about her and her music but I feel like she gets me. I love it all!

The Avett Brothers

Pearson and I flew into Memphis for my grandmother's funeral and my brother and his wife picked us up on their way to the funeral in Arkansas. My brother and his wife absolutely love the Avett Brothers. In fact, my brother proposed at an Avett Brothers concert. So we listened to a lot of Avett Brothers in their car and I sort of fell in love with them again.

Delta Rae

Delta Rae is very similar to the Avett Brothers. Pearson discovered them a couple years ago and shared them with me. Anyway, listening to the Avett Brothers again got me listening to Delta Rae again. I highly recommend them both.

The Civil Wars

I used to absolutely love The Civil Wars. I was obsessed. They are also very similar to the two bands mentioned above. So of course I started listening to them again too. Amazing.

Therapy Thoughts podcast

As I mentioned in my Monthly Goals for August (remember from the confession at the top I'm writing this on August 6th), I am trying to eat intuitively. That is thanks to MindfulCounseling and BodiPosiCounselor on Instagram. Well, Tiff of Mindful Counseling also had a podcast called Therapy Thoughts (she also does little "Therapy thoughts" snippets on Instagram Stories all the time). Anyway, the podcast and her Instagram account have both already changed a lot of my toxic ideas about body image and diet culture. I can't recommend them enough!


What have you been reading, watching, and listening to lately? Have any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments!
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Monday, July 30, 2018

"Your Marriage Today... and Tomorrow" (Book Review + Giveaway)

I received a free copy of Your Marriage Today... and Tomorrow by Crawford & Karen Loritts in exchange for review and another free copy to give away. All opinions are my own.

I was contacted at the beginning of June about a possible partnership and to see if I would be interested in reviewing Your Marriage Today... and Tomorrow by Crawford & Karen Loritts. I accepted because the book sounded interesting and I thought I could give a copy away during my anniversary month celebrations. And then, like I always do, I procrastinated.
Anyway, to be honest, this book was much better than I thought it would be! But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me first share a little "bio" about the book. Here is what the original email said asking me to review the book:
Dr. Crawford and Karen Loritts have been married 45 years and have spent the last 30 years speaking on marriage. This book contains their most successful, proven material. Interlaced with personal stories and letters from their four children this book will teach you: 
  • the biblical and theological foundation for marriage 
  • godly disciplines and habits that will improve your marriage 
  • how to use your marriage to shape future generations
So you see, I thought this book might focus on out-dated gender roles in marriage. I also thought it might get preachy about how the point of marriage is to "be fruitful and multiply." And then when I got the book and saw that it was only 150 pages long with pretty large print, I thought it was going to be a fluff piece with no tangible tips.

Boy was I wrong.

The book does focus quite a bit on leaving a legacy, but they talk about leaving your legacy to future generations in the church as well as your own children.

And yes there are chapters on the most important "gifts" we can give our spouses separated by gender. The number one gift for a wife to receive is love and number one for a husband is respect. The wife chapter also lists that we need provision, protection, and leadership, for example. But below is a direct quote from the "provision" section.
No, we are not suggesting that a certain lifestyle needs to be maintained or that there are not difficult times that we will all face.
The authors went on to tell a story from their own life when the husband was in school and the wife worked full time. When they had trouble paying bills, the husband started looking for work in addition to the wife's job. That is what is meant when they say the husband should provide. That he should put in effort and run form laziness. Not that men have to be the sole breadwinners.

I was very pleased with the use of scripture throughout this book as well as the acknowledgement that living a Godly life does not guarantee that your marriage won't face any problems nor does it guarantee that your children will remain faithful to God.

I also thought they had a great balance with what the Bible says about marriage and how men and women are different but also acknowledging our changing culture.

And lastly, each chapter had tangible steps to take and I felt very convicted. Especially in the resolving conflict chapter.

I recommend this book to anybody wanting to strengthen their marriage!
Do you think you could benefit from this book?
Thanks for reading!

Would you like to win a copy of Your Marriage Today... And Tomorrow for yourself? 

Head over to my Instagram account or click the post below to enter to win!
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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Amazing Anniversary Products from the Dating Divas

Of course, I can't let anniversary month go by without sharing a post about all the awesome produces The Dating Divas have created for anniversaries.

Anyway, so some of these products were actually made for anniversaries, some I just think would be great to use on your anniversary, and some are even FREE!

Before I share anything else though, you absolutely have to download their FREE Anniversary Guide. The guide has all things anniversary: gift ideas, sexy bedroom ideas, and themed date ideas (all linked directly to the PDF download)!

ANNIVERSARY SPECIFIC PRODUCTS:


The Anniversary Printable Pack

Everything you could need to make your next anniversary the best yet! This pack has banners, signs for photo shoots, love notes, a journal, decorations, a pre-planned date night, and even matching iron-on t-shirt designs!

The Anniversary Printable Kits

I talked about these on Monday when I suggested making some traditions for your anniversary. Basically they are awesome kits to be used on your first five anniversaries (you can buy them separately or in a bundle of all five). Each year's pack comes with a fun picture frame, a traditional anniversary gift, a creative anniversary gift, and bonus anniversary ideas!

The Anniversary Countdown

We used this super cute countdown banner on our anniversary last year! It's a banner that you print out and put together (I just taped each letter to the mantel because I couldn't find any string). Each letter is a pocket and has a fun activity hidden inside. Then each day of the week leading up to your anniversary, you pull a fun little activity out of the pocket and enjoy! I won't tell you all the activities, but one was a fun little scavenger hunt! So cool!

OTHER PRODUCTS THAT (I THINK) ARE PERFECT FOR ANNIVERSARIES:


The Year of Date Night Kits

The Dating Divas have several "Year of Dates" kits. Basically you download and print off everything you need to make a binder of 12 done-for-you dates. One for each month of the year. I think this is perfect for an anniversary gift because you (or the couple you give it to) can use it in their next year of marriage! It doesn't have to be started in January. 

Here are the Different versions they have:

The 7 Days of Sex Challenge

We've already established this month that sexual intimacy is important in marriage. And what better time to ramp up your sex life than around your anniversary! I challenge you to take the 7 days of sex challenge on the week of your next anniversary!

The 7 Days of Spoiling Challenge

And while we're talking about celebrating your anniversary for an entire week, why not use this time to spoil your spouse rotten? Take the Divas' 7 Days of Spoiling Challenge too!

The 30 Days of Love Challenge

We also did the 30 Days of Love Challenge leading up to our anniversary last year! If I'm being honest, we didn't actually finish the challenge. Maybe we should attempt it again. Anyway, this challenge is great any time and the Divas originally issues it leading up to Valentine's Day, but I think doing it around your anniversary would be perfect!

FREE ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTS:


The Anniversary Interview

This is a fun little pack of cards with questions on them to ask each other on your next anniversary! These questions help you reminisce and lead to deeper connections!

The Not So Newlywed Game

How well do you know your spouse? Dare to find out? Pearson and I played this recently and we didn't do as well as we thought. Though I'll admit we actually got a few right that I was really surprised about. And that made me feel good about our relationship!


ANNIVERSARY ROUND-UPS FROM THE DIVAS:


So you see? The Dating Divas are basically brilliant and always have the perfect thing for any couple, for any occasion!

Do you love The Dating Divas as much as I do yet?
Are you going to try any of these on your next anniversary?
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

5 Absolutely Amazing Anniversary "Gifts" your Spouse will Love

As I mentioned earlier in the month, I think a lot of couples "celebrate" their anniversary by simply buying a quick gift and calling it good. But I want to challenge that. I believe that anniversaries are so very important! There are much better ways to celebrate than spending money on some silly gift that took little thought or effort and will either die (flowers), be consumed (chocolate), or eventually forgotten about (jewelry or anything else).


So below are some things that your spouse might really want for your anniversary! These are things that you can't find at a grocery store last minute and most of them won't break the bank either!
A lot of people don't put a lot of effort into their anniversary. They grab an easy or expensive gift and think that's good enough. Well I think you should spend more time and effort in making your spouse feel special and less money on gifts they won't love. So here's what they really want for your anniversary: 5 Absolutely Amazing Anniversary "Gifts" your Spouse will Love!

ONE || To Feel Important

You guys, it doesn't take much to make your spouse feel important, but it goes a long way. Get them a special gift that fits them perfectly. Think of their favorite color, favorite candy, favorite drink, and even their favorite fandoms and characters. Bonus points if it represents something only you know about them. Again, it could be something as simple as a candy bar and soda or just a Funko Pop of their favorite character. Or even just a cute sticker that reminds you of them! Pearson got me a sticker that says "Death before Decaf" the other day and I loved it! (because I don't do decaf coffee)

Or get them something that you know they've been wanting. Or something they mentioned in passing. This takes some effort on your part. You need to pay attention to little things they say throughout the year and then remember it, but it's so worth it!

TWO || To Be Romanced

Very few of us are just naturally romantic, right? Well, you can certainly be romantic for one night on your anniversary!

You could cook a special dinner. Maybe fix your spouse's favorite meal or make something you haven't had in a while, or something that's a bit more difficult than you usually do. Then light some candles and use the fine china. Just make it special.

Also, give them a back scratch or a foot massage. Without expectations. (Though if it does lead to something more, that's great too!)


THREE || To Spend Time With You

No, quality time is not high on everyone's love language list. I get that. But it's still important and I think it's the first love language to go when life gets busy. So do the work ahead of time and set up child care. And make sure to have a back up plan for child care. Make sure all other obligations are take care of. Then write down the time you're going to spend together in your calendar IN PEN.

Then, enjoy some uninterrupted quality time and conversation together. Even if you never leave the house. Turn off all screens and just enjoy each other's company. Here are some ideas for what to talk about. You could also use this time to have a couple's check-in.

FOUR || To Feel Appreciated and Respected

Who doesn't love feeling appreciated and respected. We all need this and yet it's so easy to forget to show our appreciation and respect for someone you see every day. Again, it doesn't have to be much!

One idea that I love and I used this year is to give your spouse a card but write 10 things you appreciate about him/her on the inside! It's so simple and doesn't cost much, but it goes a long way! You could also find some way to serve them by doing a chore that they usually do, or getting their car washed or fill up the tank.

A great way to help them feel respected is to try to go the whole day without complaining, nagging, or being too negative. You really make a point to listen to them without interrupting and not to point out any flaws all day. This may seem tough, and of course if something is really bothering you, you should bring it up. But does it have to be on your anniversary? Let's try to keep this day special and positive!


FIVE || A Unique Experience

This one could be extravagant and expensive. Like if you take a trip over seas. But it doesn't have to be. You could even travel somewhere close to home one a budget. Or have a stay-cation in your own town. The point is to create a unique experience and make memories.

In fact, this experience doesn't even have to be travel related. I just want you to think outside the "gift" box. Try something new! Maybe play a sport together. Or take a class together. Or simply pull out your favorite board game that you haven't played in ages.


In Conclusion

I guess all I'm trying to say is put in some effort. You spouse should be the most important person in your life. Try to show that at least on your anniversary!

And if you still want to get him or her an actual gift, here are some great ideas!

What's your favorite way to celebrate your anniversary?
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Monday, July 23, 2018

5 Creative Ways to Celebrate your Anniversary

We all know date night can get monotonous and boring, right? I think we've all been guilty of falling into the trap of just doing dinner and a movie again. And the invention of MoviePass hasn't helped. While I think we should try to spice up our date nights all the time, there's no more important than on your anniversary, am I right?

So here are 5 creative ways to celebrate your anniversary (that aren't dinner and a movie. Again).


We all know date night can get monotonous and boring, right? I think we've all been guilty of falling into the trap of just doing dinner and a movie again. While I think we should try to spice up our date nights all the time, there's no more important than on your anniversary, am I right? So here are 5 Creative Date Ideas to Celebrate your Anniversary

ONE || Relive your Wedding

This is one of my favorite things to do on our anniversary. And no, I don't mean you have to recreate your entire wedding or renew your vows every year. I just mean, do something that reminds you of that day. Something that reminds you of the vows you made to each other and the emotions you had and the thoughts running through your mind.

So maybe you'll cuddle up on the couch with some popcorn and watch your wedding video. Of you could dance in the kitchen to your wedding song. (or sing your wedding duet, if you're like us). You could even dig up the vows you wrote to each other and read them aloud.
We all know date night can get monotonous and boring, right? I think we've all been guilty of falling into the trap of just doing dinner and a movie again. While I think we should try to spice up our date nights all the time, there's no more important than on your anniversary, am I right? So here are 5 Creative Date Ideas to Celebrate your Anniversary

TWO || Reminisce on the Past

I like to use yearly milestones like birthdays and anniversaries to look back on the last year. I like to evaluate the year, remember the good times, and learn from the bad.

Maybe you and your spouse can look at photos of all the adventures you had in the last year. Maybe you could even recreate the best date of the year. Laugh at your funny memories. Talk about things you're going to change in your marriage this year. Things you're going to do better.

You could also take this opportunity to look back past the last year. How has your marriage grown over the years? Could you recreate your first date or your first kiss?
We all know date night can get monotonous and boring, right? I think we've all been guilty of falling into the trap of just doing dinner and a movie again. While I think we should try to spice up our date nights all the time, there's no more important than on your anniversary, am I right? So here are 5 Creative Date Ideas to Celebrate your Anniversary

THREE || Dream about your Future

So you probably know that I think couples should have regular check-ins with each other. Whether you call it a "business meeting," an "Us Date." or "Companion Inventory." It's important to look back at your successes and mistakes (as I mentioned in the last section) as well as looking forward to the week or month ahead. You get on the same schedule, you plan for date night, and you discuss what you can do better as a couple.

How about doing that on a much bigger scale every anniversary? You can make vacation plans and set goals together for the years to come. Amberly of A Prioritized Marriage sits down with her husband every year both around the New Year and around their anniversary in June. They use this tome to talk about goals they have and where they want to be next year, in five years, and in ten years! I love this idea!
We all know date night can get monotonous and boring, right? I think we've all been guilty of falling into the trap of just doing dinner and a movie again. While I think we should try to spice up our date nights all the time, there's no more important than on your anniversary, am I right? So here are 5 Creative Date Ideas to Celebrate your Anniversary

FOUR || Make a Tradition

I love having rituals and traditions in our marriage. And what better time for a fun tradition than on your anniversary? As I mentioned in the last point, having an ultimate couple check-in every year could be a fun tradition.

Or maybe every year on your anniversary, you buy something for your home. Or maybe you write letters to each other to open next year. Or make an entire time capsule to open next year! Or you could have a photo shoot using The Dating Divas' Anniversary Kits. These kits include a fun picture frame, a traditional anniversary gift, a creative anniversary gift, and bonus anniversary ideas!
We all know date night can get monotonous and boring, right? I think we've all been guilty of falling into the trap of just doing dinner and a movie again. While I think we should try to spice up our date nights all the time, there's no more important than on your anniversary, am I right? So here are 5 Creative Date Ideas to Celebrate your Anniversary

FIVE || Use Date Crescent

As I mentioned before, Date Crescent is a great way to get out of a dating rut and do something fun and out of the ordinary with no planning on your part! It's great for special occasions like your anniversary! You just sign up for Crescent, tell them where you live and what you interests are, and they plan a fun, out of the ordinary date just for you! Oh and you can tell them it's you anniversary so they'll know to plan something extra romantic for the occasion.

I love Crescent because, not only does it get me out of having to plan something new and exciting, it allows us to try things that we might have never even heard of! Check out my blog post from last month explaining more about how it works. And then, sign up for your first date with Crescent using my code: 12B85AAA49 for 50% off whatever package you choose!
We all know date night can get monotonous and boring, right? I think we've all been guilty of falling into the trap of just doing dinner and a movie again. While I think we should try to spice up our date nights all the time, there's no more important than on your anniversary, am I right? So here are 5 Creative Date Ideas to Celebrate your Anniversary

So here's to making anniversaries a big deal again (like I talked about here) and celebrating with more than the same old dinner and a movie! How will you celebrate your next anniversary?
Thanks for reading!

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Friday, July 20, 2018

3 Resources that Actually Strengthen Intimacy in your Marriage (+ a GIVEAWAY)

I don't talk about the intimacy side of marriage on here very often because I believe some parts of marriage should be very private. And I think I might have some readers who are still pretty young. Like teenagers in my church. Plus it's never fun to talk about this when you know your parents and in-laws are going to read it. haha

Of course, I will still never talk about anything specific about our marriage in this category. But, for the sake of anniversary month, I wanted to talk about sex just a little bit today. After all, it is a big part of marriage and a very important part of building a marriage that will endure whatever comes your way. (Which is this blog's tagline, if you didn't know).

So anyway, without further adieu, here are three great resources to help you strengthen the sexual intimacy in your marriage!
Sexual intimacy is a a big and important part of marriage. Spicing it up in the bedroom is a wonderful way to strengthen your bond and build a great marriage that will endure anything. Here are 3 great (Christian approved) resources for strengthening your sex life with your spouse!

The Ultimate Intimacy App

Disclaimer: Ultimate Intimacy is sponsoring this portion of this post blog post. However, I had already been using and loving the app before Amy (of UI) ever contacted me. All opinions are mine.

Ultimate Intimacy is a clean, Christian friendly app to help married couples spice things up in the bedroom. The app has already helped tens of thousands of couples and has a 5-star rating on both the apple and android app stores.

The app includes a romantic and fun bedroom game for couples to experience their intimacy at a new deeper level. And it's completely customizable for your comfort level.

The app also has...
  • A resource section full of articles by sex and marriage therapists 
  • Several articles about communication, romantic tips, and a healthy sex life
  • Date ideas
  • Conversation tipics
The app is Christian friendly with no nudity and is written professionally and appropriately. And comes equipped with a pass code, day and night settings, and a product store.

As I mentioned in the disclaimer above, Pearson and I have used this app and we approve! I won't go into more detail than that.

Sexual intimacy is a a big and important part of marriage. Spicing it up in the bedroom is a wonderful way to strengthen your bond and build a great marriage that will endure anything. Here are 3 great (Christian approved) resources for strengthening your sex life with your spouse!


Boost Your Libido E-Course by Sheila Gregoire (of To Love, Honor and Vacuum)

Disclaimer: I am an affiliate partner for Sheila Gregoire. The following portion of this post contains affiliate links. If you purchase from my link, I may get a small commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions are mine.

I have to be honest here, I haven't personally completed this course yet. But before you scroll on thinking I am just trying to make some money with this section, let me explain!

I started the course last fall and had to stop because I could never find time to do it with Pearson's graduation and getting ready to move across the country. Fast forward to today and I still haven't finished it because I have a hard time finding the time. That should just tell you that it's a long course packed full of great content!

I feel like I can still endorse this course because... I fully agree with everything I've ever read on Sheila's blog. And no, that's not an exaggeration. So even though I haven't finished the course, I feel I can recommend it to you based off of the great content I have experienced in it and the fact that I fully trust the author!

Also, I will come back and edit this post once I have completed the course. And I'll actually probably write an entire blog post about it at that time too.

Anyway, in this course, Sheila teaches wives to start loving -and anticipating- sex again. You learn what libido is and how to get your brain and body excited about it. But there's no use in my just repeating what Sheila says about it. Click here to read more and enroll!
Sexual intimacy is a a big and important part of marriage. Spicing it up in the bedroom is a wonderful way to strengthen your bond and build a great marriage that will endure anything. Here are 3 great (Christian approved) resources for strengthening your sex life with your spouse!

Romance Enhanced Consulting

Disclaimer: Josie of Romance Enhanced Consulting gifted me one of her bedroom games (the football one - my choice) in exchange for review. She is also gifting her Kiss and Tell game for me to give away. All opinions are mine.

I met Josie of Romance Enhanced Consulting through the Dating Divas Partners and we've certainly hit it off! She is a "Romantic Specialist and Consultant" who has a passion for strengthening marriages through planning fun, romantic ideas for couples who struggle in the romance department. She has a degree in Family and Human Development through which she studied human sexuality and all about building family and couple relationships.

Josie offers romance consulting and coaching services as well as fun date and gift ideas, but my favorite part about her business is the fun, unique, and creative bedroom games she's developed. As I mentioned, she gifted me her football bedroom game and it was a hit!
Sexual intimacy is a a big and important part of marriage. Spicing it up in the bedroom is a wonderful way to strengthen your bond and build a great marriage that will endure anything. Here are 3 great (Christian approved) resources for strengthening your sex life with your spouse!
The game is a physical product that she sends to you in the mail (as opposed to printables that are so popular these days). It includes a game board of a football field and lots of flirty playing cards including plays, scores, and penalties! You take turns drawing cards, doing what they say, and moving the field marker up and down the field.

As a thank you, Josie is giving away one of her bedroom games to one of my readers! She's giving away her Kiss and Tell bedroom game because she says it's perfect for anniversaries because it brings back the passion and fun with something as simple as kissing!

Enter to win using the rafflecopter below! It's open for a week. Must be 18 or older to enter and live in the United States.
Sexual intimacy is a a big and important part of marriage. Spicing it up in the bedroom is a wonderful way to strengthen your bond and build a great marriage that will endure anything. Here are 3 great (Christian approved) resources for strengthening your sex life with your spouse!
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Sexual intimacy is a a big and important part of marriage. Spicing it up in the bedroom is a wonderful way to strengthen your bond and build a great marriage that will endure anything. Here are 3 great (Christian approved) resources for strengthening your sex life with your spouse!
What are some ways you spice up the sexual intimacy side of your marriage?
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