Y’all, I bought a set of books for my boyfriend and I on a whim. I was thinking about ways that we could break the normalcy that we had fallen into and boom- there was this book set.
I didn’t know how the books were going to be laid out, or what was in them except that they had gotten wonderful reviews and would give us 31 Creative Ways to Love and Encourage one another.
What’s inside? Well these books are written by husband and wife team Jeff and Alyssa Bethke. Alyssa wrote my book, which focuses on ways to love and encourage my boyfriend. And Jeff wrote my boyfriend’s book which focuses on ways he can love and encourage me!
As you’ll see above, this is not a lot of reading for one day. We each take about five minutes to read and ask questions or respond to one another. The best part, I think, is that our days are different. Day four for me was about snack time, while my boyfriends day four was about communication!
How it’s going so far:
I’ve got to say, I think these books are adding something wonderful to our relationship. That is not to say that we were in bad shape, but by taking just five minutes a day to focus on each other in a way we wouldn’t necessarily think to, has been great!
Further, this will continue to be a really great resource for us as we progress in our relationship. By taking notes about each topic, we are essentially creating a best practices for days ahead! For example: I made it a point to jot down snacks my boyfriend likes as well as ones he does not, so when the time comes, I’ll be ready.
I feel strongly that it is important to do maintenance on your relationship, no matter how long you have been together. That being said- these books are a super quick and fun way to do just that!
I hope you enjoyed my quick review & thanks for stopping by!