Ways to stroke your spouses’ ego

How well do you build up your spouses’ self-esteem?

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, have written a great book called "The Love List." In it, they outline some powerful ideas to make your spouse feel special.

For instance, try looking for ways to praise your husband or wife. It doesn't have to be a big deal, just a simple word of encouragement. Tell them, "You look great today," or "I really appreciate what a great Mum you are."

When you're with friends, make a point of bringing up one of your spouse's good qualities. Say something like, "Dave is an amazing cook. You should try his lasagna." You'll be surprised how many brownie points you score with a simple compliment.

When you’re alone, don't forget to tell your spouse how much you love them. All of us need to know that we're loved and appreciated. Everyone likes to be courted, even if they've been married for twenty years.

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Need more hours in the day? Here’s an idea…turn off your screens!

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All marriages go through “flat spots”—those times when you feel like you’re in a rut. That’s why you have to look for ways to reignite the romance.

Having a hard time focusing on your work? Maybe you’re not having enough fun!

Are you looking for a good way to strengthen your marriage? Try playing tennis with your spouse, or going on a bike ride.

How you see yourself as an adult depends largely on how your parents saw you when you were young. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when it comes to our own kids.

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What can we do to create a time of joy, peace and genuine goodwill?
Here are a few ideas that can help.

With songs about Santa playing in the supermarket and advertisements pressuring us to spend more money, Christmas can become a little distorted.

Did you know that for many people the most depressing time of the year comes right after the holidays? We’re all so wrapped up in getting the house decorated and the presents bought that we don’t seem to have a minute to relax.

Getting kids to bed can often feel like pulling teeth. But not if you work at making bedtime special.

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