In AON: Dating

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David and Claudia Arp are the Founders of Marriage Alive, and have authored or co-authored more than 30 books including 10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage, 10 Great Dates Before You Say “I Do”, and the newest two books co-authored with Peter & Heather Larson, 10 Great Dates: Connecting Faith, Love & Marriage, as well as $10 Great Dates. Their work has been featured in USA Today, the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine. They have been married for nearly 50 years, and have three grown children.

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In this episode, David and Claudia Arp—founders of Marriage Alive and authors of 10 Great Dates Connecting Faith, Love and Marriage and $10 Great Dates—explore the concept of dating your spouse and the reasons why it could be the best thing you ever do for your marriage. “Fun in marriage is serious business,” and is a foolproof way to protect your marriage against divorce. The key to a great date with your spouse is to remember these three things: (1) Talk only about each other and your relationship, (2) do something you both love, and (3) be positive and focused on the future. According to David and Claudia Arp, the biggest skill every couple should work on is communication. Dating your spouse is not just for married couples who live together every day but for military couples, as well. They break down how to date your spouse during a deployment or long separation and how to safeguard your marriage against infidelity or emotional drifting. Lastly, they give a sneak peek at the three best $10 dates and how to tailor them to your spouse’s interests and needs.

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