Try This at Home

with Building Intimate Marriages

Sometimes we want ideas for growing our marriage, but we’re not quite ready for therapy. It could be that:

  • Your spouse isn’t willing and you don’t want to start without them yet,
  • Finances aren’t quite at a place where you can afford a therapist,
  • You would like to try on your own, or
  • You just want some ideas for improving your marriage.

We are excited about our “Try This At Home” section of our website! It is designed to provide you with a host of ideas you can implement at home. Each idea is designed as an “improve your marriage” technique that you can try without a therapist.

Check back often as we add new ideas we use in our office and workshops. In time, we plan to have a “Do It Yourself Marriage Therapy” guide here so you can start improving or problem-solving your marriage on your own.

Until then, we have several ideas you can try at home.

Jump in. Give it a try. Your marriage is worth it.

If you get stuck, call a marriage therapist to help you get unstuck.

Grow your marriage with these “Try This at Home” exercises.

Fun Date

An improved twist on the classic couples date. This exercise helps rebuild the heart of a marriage relationship

Working Date

The most impactful exercise for any married couple. Couples who consistently (weekly) schedule a working date see an improvement in their marriage.

Because I Love You...

A classic BIM exercise where you play “hot potato” in doing things “just because you love them”.

Make It Sacred

Simple encouragement to make time for your marriage a priority.

Learn to communicate with each other

If you struggle to communicate effectively as a couple, this elearning course may be just what you need. While Dr. Mike has been trained by PREP, Inc., we are not otherwise affiliated with them. We do highly recomend going through this program as a couple then practicing the skills it teaches.

Get stuck? Give us a call for coaching you as a couple in the skills taught.

Grow physical intimacy in your marriage with these “Try This at Home” exercises.

Reading Out loud

Our first, and highest recommended exercise is to read an informational book out loud together and discuss it. Find out what and how here.

Explore Sexual Attitudes & Beliefs

Developing a shared vision for sexuality in marriage is a valuable task for any couple. This worksheet from the Passionate Intimacy Workshop is designed to help.

Sexual Language in Marriage

This is a more advanced exercise designed to help couples develop a sexual language within their marriage.

Brakes & Accelerators

Our twist on a classic exercise that helps couples talk about their sexual relationship.