Many couples don’t seek out marriage counsel because they believe counseling means they’ve failed. In fact, marriage counseling can help couples have fulfilling and successful relationships. It sometimes helps to get an unbiased opinion from a third party and it may be that all your relationship needs is a gentle nudge in the right direction.
If your relationship is suffers from some of the following, you may benefit from marriage counseling.
Withholding Affection as a Punishment
If one or both of you is using a lack of affection as a punishment, you may benefit from advice from Christian psychologists. Getting angry and choosing to ignore your partner or use the ‘silent treatment’ isn’t going to solve any problems. The Bible says, ‘Love is patient, love is kind’, and Christian marriage counselling teaches you to approach problems calmly and quickly find solutions, instead of getting overwhelmed and angry.
It's not easy dealing with relationship struggles, so why do it alone when you can get help from a professional? At the very least, it's a step in the right direction. Relationships are work and turning to a professional is a sign of wanting to salvage your relationship. It’s a no brainer!
Back in the day, it seems a proposal could only go down a certain way. The man with a ring in his hand, down on one knee, and solemnly popping the question. Luckily, we don’t have to be this traditional anymore, and you can do a lot to spruce things up, making your proposal a bit different than the rest.
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Use these brilliant ideas as inspiration, mix and match to make it suit your style, and get ready to feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
Do girls really propose?
I think it is safe to say that most girls are done with having to play the part of waiting around for a boy to find her attractive, take her out, and finally pull out that engagement ring when he feels ready for it. Our generation has done so well in beating gender stereotypes, and proposals from girls are becoming increasingly common.
Read up on the common proposal mistakes to avoid here and get ready.
Recreate your first date
Do you remember what you did together on your first date? If you started to date as soon as you met and went through a basic couple of first dates before becoming serious, you probably do remember the restaurant, time, and even the meal you ate. Other couples meet and start to date a bit less traditionally, but they can still find ways of recreating the first spark of romance between the two of you.
Cook up the meal you ate on your first date, go to the same restaurant, or simply cook his or her favorite meal if you’re not quite sure how all of this started in the first place. You can easily set a romantic tone without having to pull out the exact napkin they used to dry their lips with on that rainy day of October if you know what I mean.
Do something new together
When it all boils down to spending the rest of your lives together, you might as well show him or her just how much fun it’s going to be to spend it with you. Plan a date where you can do something new and exciting - maybe something your fiance-to-be has talked about for a long time already, such as going horseback riding or trying out surfing for the first time.
The proposal will be completely unexpected and fun, especially when you’ve spent the day exploring new adventures together. With such an amazing girlfriend, who wouldn’t want to spend the rest of their life having fun with you? Have a look at Baunat for some extraordinary engagement rings to complete the experience.
You want to spend your life together with someone you love and who appreciates you - no matter how you chose to pop the question, your perfect someone will be head-over-heels with happiness and love. It’s about making the moment special, though, and give you something to remember for ever.
With these fun and creative ideas, you’re sure to remember your special day and make a surprise out of it.
We’ve all been there, right. We’ve all woken up one morning and decided we’re bored of the way we look. We don’t like our hair style, have a wardrobe that overflows with nothing we like, and just have that icky feeling about the way we look generally. Most of the time this feeling passes, kind of like the flu; a couple of bowls of soup, a binge watch of New Girl and we’re back to our old self. But sometimes it doesn’t go, and we find ourselves desperate for a stylistic reinvention as a means to boost self-confidence. But how do we do this without doing something so drastic we’d be compared to Lady Gaga circa 2010 (#meatdress)? As much as we love our Lady Gaga.
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