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Friday, July 31, 2015

CTC Night (At Home) -- Like Putty In My Hands

Happy Continue-The-Courtship Night!

Actually...exactly like putty.

For tonight's date night idea, go out and buy some modeling clay. Get a sitter, put the kids to bed early, or help each other set them up with their favorite distraction.

Break out the modeling clay and make something together. Sculpt each other, or a favorite part of each other, or a favorite plant or animal, or place, or General Authority....whatever, you make the rules together, but decide on a single subject.

When you're done, practice listening, by allowing your spouse to share what they sculpted and why it's their favorite thing. Agree to make it a "safe zone" by agreeing to not judge or ridicule, mock or make fun of the other's thoughts and ideas so your spouse can feel emotionally safe to express themself.

Continue this habit into your daily lives and see what wonders it does in the marriage bed.

Happy Dating!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

CTC Night (At Home) -- Truth or Dare

Happy Continue-The-Courtship night!

You heard me...truth-or-dare. Does it bring back memories from when you were a kid.

When was the last time you played it as husband and wife? Now is your chance. Make it as sexual, sensual, or simple as you like. You have permission.

How to play?

Find something to distract the children for two hours. Lock yourselves in your room.

Each spouse, write your own or do a google search for 10 truth or dare questions. 

On the bed, flip a coin to see who goes first. The winner asks "Truth or Dare"?

The other spouse chooses.

If they choose "truth" you can ask something like "do you get nervous holding hands in public?"

If they choose "dare", give them a task to do such as whisper sexy things into your ear, or let you cut their hair or paint their nails, or wash their hair, or something they haven't tried before.

Remember, this is just for the two of you. Your truth-or-dare should not involve other people or be outside the confines of your room.

Happy Dating!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

CTC Night (At Home) -- IKEA

Happy Continue-The-Courtship Night!

I heard a marriage counselor speak recently where they said that there was a study done which showed couples who visit IKEA are most likely to break up. It had something to do with the layout of store. But, what he joked about was just putting their furniture together as a couple would be enough strain to start a fight.

I was going to suggest doing a puzzle together as your stuck at home idea, but then I thought:

Put A Piece Of IKEA Furniture Together - Together:

Buy something inexpensive and assemble it together. If you both like puzzles, this is an even more fun idea. It's not a race, and perfection is not a requirement.

It's an opportunity to talk and work on a very challenging puzzle together. If the strain becomes too much, take a break and have a bowl of ice cream together.

Whatever you do, make it fun.

Happy Dating

Thursday, July 2, 2015

How Does The Supreme Court Ruling Affect The LDS Marriage Bed?

In light of the Supreme Court ruling, we would like to reassure all our readers that the LDS Marriage Bed is still committed to serving the married members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Our mission is to help you build and strengthen your eternal marriages mentally, emotionally, spiritually and sexually.

"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit,

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death..." - Romans 8:1-2

1st Presidency Letter To The Saints June,30,2015

This letter will be read in church this Sunday or next. We encourage you to review it first so you will be prepared with any questions you might have for your Priesthood and Auxilliary leaders

Sam Zaragoza
LDS Marital Intimacy Coach