(If you’d like to read Part 1, you can read it here.)
If you could take your marriage to the next level, filling your life with more joy and happiness, would you be willing to do the work to get there?
Two and a half years ago our marriage was at a crossroads. I had a conversation with someone that made me realize our love life wasn’t what it could be. We were in a rut but didn’t realize it because we didn’t know any better. I learned that when it comes to intimacy, ignorance is not bliss. We were missing out on all the fun, and we needed more good & healthy information to figure each other out.
In true nerd fashion, my wife and I went all-in. We binge-listened to podcasts, devoured blogs, and consumed 12 marriage books in a matter of months. In fact, the authors of two of some of our favorite books spoke at our most recent Get Your Marriage On! live event: Sheila Wray Gregoire who wrote The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex and Laura M. Brotherson who wrote Knowing Her Intimately. By telling you my favorite books I guess it’s now public information that we really like sex. ? Maybe that’s why we have six kids?
And boy did we have fun! Wowza!
As our relationship inside the bedroom was on fire, our relationship outside of the bedroom improved by leaps and bounds as well. And as our marriage relationship as a whole grew, so did our ability to be better parents, my work improved, and there was more excitement and meaning in everyday life.
Of course there’s a lot more than great sex to making a marriage work, including learning how to communicate effectively and resolving conflicts in a healthy way. And then there’s parenting; juggling work, family, community & church service; school; and other life goals. To have a great marriage you also need a healthy dose of tolerance, patience, forgiveness, respect, love, work, and wholesome recreation. In our marriage our faith has played a big role in giving the marriage purpose, clarity, and strength.
After seeing our own marriage go from good to great, we wanted to share our experience with others. I’m an entrepreneur and run a custom software development company. We started by developing interactive apps filled with activities that make strengthening marriages fun.
There aren’t very many community events for strengthening marriages in our area. We decided to do something about it. This has turned into the Get Your Marriage On! live event, an upbeat and fun marriage conference in a date night format. We bring in marriage experts to inspire and encourage individuals in their marriage. These events has brought hundreds of couples together and has been a boost to our community.
Thank you for reading this blog, downloading our apps, and attending the live events. We hope you’ll find inspiration, encouragement, tools, and good information to help you in your most important & intimate relationship… and have fun along the way!
What experiences have you had that have helped you and inspired you in your marriage? What’s your story? Share it below in the comments.