The Secret to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Marriage Will Surprise You
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You might think the secret to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s marriage is luxurious, resort vacations. Or the secret is touring together with people singing along to their songs among dazzling lights. Or you might think it’s that they’re simply keeping the family healthy and happy. Nope!

 

The country superstars shared with People Magazine recently the secret to their romance can be boiled down to 2 key things:

1. Regular date nights
2. Praying together

 

Faith Hill opened up about their prayer life by saying, "Tim and I share a quick quiet moment together before hitting the stage…always praying."

As for dates, whether it’s watching Springsteen on Broadway in New York City or staying home to watch TV in their pajamas, this powerhouse couple knows how meaningful date nights are for a healthy and flourishing marriage.

The best part is that you don’t have to be Tim McGraw or Faith Hill to have a successful relationship. You can start doing these things today.

 

Designing intentional time together is why my wife Jennifer created our couple's workbook called "Five Dates." It equips you and your partner to build a strong and meaningful relationship even with a small 10 minute investment each week. We've been doing this in our relationship for 28 years. It's a simple thing with a HUGE benefit!

 

These fun and simple workbooks are for dating, engaged and married couples. It's for couples who are just starting out or who have been together for decades.

Good things happen when we get intentional. You too can build a strong and enduring relationship like Tim and Faith with just a few extra minutes each week. Make the decision today to build the relationship you've always dreamed about. 

 

ABOUT "FIVE DATES" WORKBOOKS
Created by Mike and Jennifer Foster and based on decades of relational research, these fun and creative workbooks will help you create lasting togetherness in your relationship. With an extra 10-minutes a week, "Five Dates" will equip you with the tools to build the relationship you have always wanted. Perfect for dating, engaged or married couples.

 
 
Mike Foster
4 QUESTIONS EVERY COUPLE MUST ASK
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We just got home from speaking at a Chick-fil-a Marriage Adventure in the Caribbean. It was so much fun spending time with couples from all over the country! Unfortunately, no waffle fries or chicken sandwiches came on the trip :)

While we were there, we asked couples about the strategies they use to connect each week.

Jennifer and I use these four helpful questions as our framework. We ask each other:

1. What brought you joy this week?

2. What was a challenge for you this week?

3. Do we have any unresolved conflict in our relationship?

4. What is one thing I can do for you this week?

Mike Foster
THE POWER OF A COMPLIMENT
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According to a recent study, a compliment can have the same effect on your brain chemistry as a cash bonus. Kinda crazy right?

Professor Norihiro Sadato from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences said: 

“To the brain, receiving a compliment is as much a social reward as being rewarded with money.” 

So, if you want to enrich those you love, while also rewarding the qualities you value, hand out compliments. Praise pays.
 

Mike Foster