Couples who travel together enjoy more “Red Hot Monogamy” according to U.S. Travel Association. “In fact, 28 percent of those surveyed said their sex lives improved after traveling together, and of those, 40 percent said their sex lives are permanently better since traveling”.
One of our favorite romantic vacations has been speaking for cruises on the open sea. There is just something romantic about breath-taking sunsets, the fragrance of fresh air, dancing under the stars, walking the beach, eating exotic dinners by candle light and long, relaxed heart to heart talks. And the best part is the TIME alone to reconnect, recreate, romance and have RED HOT MONOGAMY!
In Red Hot Monogamy, we encourage couples to plan regular getaways to fan the flame on the 8 areas of intimacy:
You can focus on just ONE of these areas and plan a getaway to make forward movement (we have ideas on how to do this in Red Hot Monogamy). Or, you can schedule a marriage weekend (see our calendar of options at www.Love-wise). Better yet, you can lengthen your time away with a weeklong Marriage Cruise (We have one coming January 7-14 2017).
No matter WHERE you are going to get away or what goals you have for your time alone together, you two will maximize your time away if you include a few simple activities:
Prayer: So you can hear God’s voice leading you louder than anything else.
Rest: Take a nap before you dig in and discuss. Then take a nap as a reward before you come home and face real life again.
Good food: Cook together or eat at a favorite romantic spot when you begin and end a getaway. (Research says men are happier after they eat. At the same time, the place in a woman’s brain that controls eye sight is stimulated. She becomes more aware of her life and he is more willing to engage. So if you have a tough topic to discuss, enjoy a great meal, enjoy “red hot monogamy”, then engage in strategic interaction!
A little activity: Couples who exercise release happy endorphins (and they also have a higher rate of enjoying “red hot Monogamy”). Do something simple–a 20 minute walk, bike or swim will clear your brain and replenish you.
Red Hot Monogamy: Set an amount of time that you will work on talking about, writing down and processing your goals and work discussion. Reward yourself with s*x by each selecting something off the Red Hot Romance Idea list (200 ideas in Red Hot Monogamy and even more ideas in Red Hot Romance Tips for Women).
Couples who “Come AWAY do NOT come APART”.
Come away, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the spice-laden mountains. (Song of Songs 8:14)
Set sail with love,
Pam and Bill