- The Marriage Journal
6 Weekly Questions To Help Build An Amazing Marriage
The core of The Marriage Journal is the 6 weekly questions that will help you:
+ Clarify each others needs and desires.
+ Feel connected through the intimacy that meaningful conversation provides
+ Prevent a week from going by without healthy communication
+ Understand where you've been, learn where you are, and navigate where you are going - together
Having Trouble Finding Time To Connect With Your Spouse?
Quality time rarely happens on accident. Do you feel the slow urge of apathy creeping in? Do you feel like you haven't talked about anything besides work, kids, and responsibilities in weeks?
We've been there - and there's a solution! It's called The Marriage Journal - a weekly rhythm of consistent communication and intentional connection. Push back against the tide of busy and makes sure not a week goes by without intimacy, understanding, and growth.
How Does The Marriage Journal Work?
Designed to work with one (1) journal per couple.
#1: Mission + Vision
The journal starts by laying a foundation for your family by discussing and writing out a mission statement for your marriage, some family pillars you want to stand for, and your yearly goals. This is crucial to set the direction and vision for your marriage.
Each week starts with a weekly calendar to communicate about the week ahead and get on the same page about upcoming events, date night, dinner plans, etc. Don't leave anything left behind. This is the space to discuss life and all the details that come with it.
Every week starts with a short word of encouragement. This is designed to encourage you with truths about healthy marriages and the beauty of love. They can spark discussion, or simply be a time to pause and reflect.
#4: Weekly Questions
This is the core of the journal and the secret to it's success. Each week, you'll ask each other the same six questions and record each others answers to them. Take turns being the one to record the answers each week.
My husband and I have been using our marriage journal since the beginning of our marriage, and it is such a meaningful time of intentionality and building communication in our marriage. We love the devotions at the beginning and going over our schedules keeps us on the same page throughout the week. I would recommend this journal to any and every married couple, and we will be doing this for years!
I was pretty hesitant to try the journal. I wasn’t sure how my husband was going to react and we aren’t religious by any means. I was pleasantly surprised how invested my husband was in the weekly questions. The journal helped with with our communication in general; but the big change we’re seeing in our marriage is our conflict resolution. We’re both extremely stubborn so conflict has been an issue. This journal has been such a tool in aiding how we deal with conflict, and I’m so grateful. Although we aren’t religious and may not pray daily but the prayer questions has been great for learning what the other person is in need of. So all in all buy the book you can’t go wrong!
It was fantastic! My husband and I have two small children and we often forget to take time for our own relationship! It allowed us to take time to focus on us each week and talk about difficult topics my husband often didn’t want to discuss. I highly recommend it!
We’re only a few weeks in and this book is already improving our marriage like crazy! The questions are challenging yet simple and extremely helpful. We’re starting to understand each other more and both look forward to our weekly time together and it truly helps us get through the week. I tell all of my married friends about this journal, I cannot stress how much of an impact it has made in our marriage!
I absolutely love this! The journal helps keep the lines of communication open and honest. Marriage is a beautiful relationship that needs constant meaningful effort and this journal helps do just that! Buy it, use it, love it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I buy one (1) journal, or a journal for both of us?
Yes, we (Jer&Auj) use one journal for the both of us and ask the questions aloud to each other while we take turns being the one to record the answers each week.
What is the calendar for?
The calendar is a section to communicate about the week ahead and make sure you both are on the same page. It's a space to write down date night, dinner at moms house, and any other event that needs communicating about.
Are they the same questions every week?
Yes, they are the same six (6) questions every week. However, every fourth week there are two (2) additional questions. We call these the "monthly check-ins." 1. How are we stewarding our finances? 2. How is our sex life?
How long does the journal go for?
The Marriage Journal is a 52 week journal. It will last you a whole year!
Are the devotionals Christian focused?
Yes, the weekly encouragements are written from a Christian perspective. However, they are basic truths about marriage and are applicaple for everyone.
Is this journal still good for "non religious" people?
Absolutly! Connecting, communicating and being intentional about marriage is a healthy habit for everyone - no matter your religious beliefs.
How do I order for a small group or church?
We offer bulk discounts for weddings, small groups, churches, individuals and organizations. Use codes WEDDING10 for 10% off your order of 5 or more journals, BULK20 for 20% off your order of 10 or more journals and code BULK30 for 30% off your order of 50 or more journals.