- Set aside time together. Do something that is not at all related to wedding planning or work. This does not have to be expensive or far from home. Find a trail you have never walked and take a stroll after dinner. Pack a picnic and go to a park that is new to you. Make this a part of your regular schedule. If not a set night/day per week make it at least one time per month.
- Participate in a marriage education/enrichment program. This is not the same as marriage counseling or therapy. A program like Prepare/Enrich or having a relationship coach helps you discover the strengths you share. You learn new skills to deepen and grow in intimacy. This allows you to enter your marriage on a stronger foundation.
- Read a book together. You can pick something related to relationships like “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Last” by Gary Chapman. Then talk about what you liked and what you did not like. You can also find a fiction book you both like and take turns reading it out loud to one another.
We often hear from couples that the busy time of wedding planning makes it difficult to focus on the relationship and they arrive at the day after the wedding without the closeness and intimacy they had when they first became engaged. Don’t stop dating! Ever!!!
We can work with you on the marriage education/enrichment aspect. We provide Prepare/Enrich assessments and evaluations for couples. The couples who participate tell us how meaningful it has been and how helpful for them to explore their relationship and learn the skills to keep it deep, meaningful and healthy. We also offer Relationship Coaching–a way to have someone walk this path with, providing knowledge and skills to take your relationship to the next level.
Call us today to learn more about having a coach walk this path with you! 336-937-0890