June 9, 2010

Good For Your Marriage: The Ten Minute Marriage Principle

"Counselor Dr. Douglas Weiss developed this easy-to-follow plan for improving your marriage. By investing just ten minutes a day to focus on each other and do simple exercises, couples can enhance their marriages in ways they will benefit from for a lifetime!"

Marshall and I got this book as part of a wedding gift. I’ve read a lot of marriage books so I sort of had the “oh, another marriage books….great” mentality but we started reading it and although we aren’t very far in its helped us a lot already.

The main thought of the book (or at least so far) is you take a few of the items listed in the book and go oven them every day together and it’s only supposed to take you ten minutes but it will make you feel more connected and united.

You’re supposed to pick three items and do the practice for three to six months and then switch topics/items. The ones that we picked were: Pray together, What are you thankful for today, and the two “Es” (what was energizing for you today and what was effort). We’re still working on getting this done in ten minutes because usually each topic comes with a little story from the day but it’s for sure been a great help to our marriage and it’s helped us get to the point of things and really communicate some stuff that we might not have otherwise.

Check out an interview with the writer at Mama's Health

Here's how to buy the book

What good things have you done recently for your marriage?

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