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7 Key Spousal Self-evaluation Questions

 Two Giving spouses produce a satisfying, rewarding relationship but one taker can break the marital happiness connection.  Evaluate how well you do Giving by answering the 7 Key Spousal Self-evaluation Questions below. 

1.         When was the last time I initiated a kiss?

2.         When was the last time I initiated a hug?

3.         When was the last time I initiated an “I love you”?

4.         When was the last time I complimented my spouse?

5.         When was the last time I said, “Please” or “Thank you”?

6.         When was the last time I gave my spouse any kind of physical touch?

7.         When was the last time I demonstrated a small loving action toward my spouse?

Today: Answer the 7 spousal self-evaluation questions and commit to making improvements where needed.  

SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL HAPPINESS, released December 2019, will make a great Christmas gift for married friends, children, grandchildren, parents, and other family members.  Please share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram the December release of SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL – Practical Skills and Tools That Build a Strong SATISFYING RELATIONSHIP.  

Please also “SUBSCRIBE” on my website, www.DrRandySchroeder.com,  for future newletters and information about SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL HAPPINESS.  See past blog posts under WEEKLY WISDOM for Marriage, Parenting, and Life

 

MONDAY MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

Similar to the wisdom of Proverbs, every Monday I will share a practical wisdom quote.  I pray this quote will make a difference in your personal life and relationships.  

Monday, July 15, 2019

“I want the kind of marriage that makes my kids want to get married.”  Emily Werenga

SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL HAPPINESS Released Dec. 2019

I am very happy to announce that my Christian marriage book, SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL HAPPINESS, will be released December 2019.  SIMPLE HABITS are the keys to a lasting, loving marriage!

These short lessons, each one easily read in less than five minutes, will build a vibrant, rewarding relationship that becomes more fulfilling every year.  The seven chapters cover every aspect of your marriage so you are able to strengthen your present positive words and behaviors as well as repair troubling parts of your relationship.

These Successful Habits Will Boost Your Marital Satisfaction By Helping You . . . . . . .

*          Learn the healing essentials of apologizing and forgiving for life-long harmony

*          Implement the four practical habits that strengthen your marital bond

*          Increase your spiritual and emotional closeness

*          Build an enjoyable relationship with communication skills that connect you together

*          Apply the “guards” that protect and enhance your marriage

*          Keep the “bond of peace” with guidelines that lead to respectful disagreement discussions

*          Develop God-pleasing financial unity

SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL HAPPINESS will make a great Christmas gift for married friends, children, grandchildren, parents, and other family members.

Today:  Please share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram the December release of SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL HAPPINESS – Practical Skills and Tools That Build a Strong SATISFYING RELATIONSHIP.   

Please also “SUBSCRIBE” on my website for future newletters and information about SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL HAPPINESS.  See past blog posts under WEEKLY WISDOM for Marriage, Parenting, and Life

 

MONDAY MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

Similar to the wisdom of Proverbs, every Monday I will share a practical wisdom quote.  I pray this quote will make a difference in your personal life and relationships.  

Monday, July 8, 2019

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” Albert Einstein

7 Qualities of a Polite Spouse 

Two spouses that are extra-polite create a positive, happy marriage.  The best part about being polite – politeness is within our control.  One of the best ways to care and value our spouse is to be extra-polite.  Shown below are 7 goals for attaining politeness. 

1.  On a regular basis give sincere, positive compliments.

2.  Be courteous and considerate by regularly using “please,” “thank you,” and “you are welcome.”

3.  Ask questions to express an interest in your spouse.

4.  Never interrupt and let your spouse finish speaking.

5.  Avoid being a “C” spouse by regularly not complaining, criticizing, and correcting.

6.  Smile frequently rather than wear a constant frown.

7.  When speaking use a pleasant, encouraging tone so your spouse feels nurtured and special.

Today:  Implement these 7 politeness qualities along with what you have found to help your spouse feel loved. 

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Recommend An Enjoyable Restaurant!

I thought I would make this Wednesday’s blog post fun by seeking your favorite restaurants from around the U.S. 

Last week my wife and I attended the Kentucky Christian Writers Conference to learn marketing ideas for the future launching (released later in 2019) of my Christian marriage book, SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL HAPPINESS - Practical Skills and Tools That Build a Strong Satisfying Relationship.  We had delicious barbecue at MARK’S FEED STORE in Elizabethtown voted “Best of Louisville.” 

I am sure you have eaten at wonderful restaurants.  Will you please email your favorite restaurant either locally or during your travels?  I will not share your name but only your restaurant suggestion in future blog posts.  Others will delight in discovering hidden gem restaurants. 

Today:  Please email your restaurant recommendation to info@DrRandySchroeder.com.   

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MONDAY MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

Similar to the wisdom of Proverbs, every Monday I will share a practical wisdom quote.  I pray this quote will make a difference in your personal life and relationships.  

 Monday, June 24, 2019

The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand.  We listen to reply.

 

7 Ways to Have Meaningful Contact with Your Child

One of the primary ways to demonstrate unconditional love with your child is through various forms of contact.  Shown below are 7 ways to establish meaningful contact with your child. 

1. Physical contact.  Affection is the cement to a relationship and your child thrives on physical touch.

2. Eye contact.  The best attentive listening happens through continual eye connection.

3. Time contact.  Time equals love so love your child by spending daily time together.

4. Meal contact.  Meals at the table not only strengthen a parent-child bond but also provide a time for establishing values. 

5. Prayer contact. Regularly pray with your child: in the morning, in the car, at meals, before bedtime, etc.

6. Monthly date contact.  Plan a one-on-one monthly date with your child outside the home. 

7. Activity contact.  Regularly enjoy activities together like playing catch, riding a bike, going to the movies, shooting baskets, building with Legos, hitting golf balls, etc.

Today:  Implement these seven contact ideas as well as create your own meaningful contact action plan.

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MONDAY MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

Similar to the wisdom of Proverbs, every Monday I will share a practical wisdom quote.  I pray this quote will make a difference in your personal life and relationships.  

Monday, June 17, 2019

“There is no shame in having fallen.  Nor any shame in being born into a lowly estate.  There is only shame in not struggling to rise.  And also shame for not wishing to attain the better.  Or not dreaming about it and praying for it.”  Samuel Amalu