7 Sensational Reasons to Travel Together

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Couples who travel together enjoy more “Red Hot Monogamy” according to U.S. Travel Association.


And of those, 40 percent said their intimate lives are permanently better since traveling.10 sunset profile

Because we wrote 7 Simple Skills for Every Man and Every Woman, we thought we would gather 7 SIMPLE but sensational reasons why traveling together builds a relationship. When you go on T.R.A.V.E.L.S. together, you will enjoy…

Trying New Things: Become More Interesting: As you broaden your horizons by going to new places, meeting new people, and try new skills, you both become more interesting to each other and to your friends and family. In 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman: Success at Keeping It All Together , I share,

Relaxing Together: Often couples are in conflict simply because they are EXHAUSTED! Weh you can get away, get rest, get unhurried time together, often you can move from conflict to connection. That slower pace can also be easily transformed into some wonderful “red hot monogamy” and renewed intimacy.

Anticipating Fun– In your very busy, responsible life, looking forward to a trip, planning exciting experiences and dreaming together puts light at the end of the tunnel. A trip on your calendar brings HOPE for easier, happier, less stressful days.

Viewing the Extraordinary: Imagine the two of you in a hammock watching the sunset over the ocean, snorkeling with exotic and hawaii san diego cruise pr pixcolorful fish, dancing under the stars. Make a list of things you want to see LIVE and in person together, then put dollars to your dreams by putting the dream vacation on your calendar, and place money in savings or monthly payments to the tour company or cruise line.

Experiencing Caring Connections and Conversations: Getting away can give you time to regroup, renew or realign your lives. Longer stretches of uninterrupted time gives you the opportunity to solve issues or problems and you two can proactively plan together so you can avoid issues that might ensnare other couples.

Learning from Experts: Often, while enroute you can learn information to enrich, encourage, educate and inspire you, your marriage and your family. Some travel can include listening to podcasts or audio books, or you can travel WITH experts (cruises, vacation destinations, Christian Conference Centers, or educational tours- like to Israel)

Sharing Memories: You will traverse experiences together. Some of these memory making activities will be romantic, others might be adventurous, some might be a little problem you victoriously solve but most will be precious, priceless bonding moments together!

marriage cruise 2017 laffoon farrelTraveling anywhere in the world can meet many of these extraordinary expectations and exciting experiences  but we know from past experience, our Marriage Cruise happening THIS COMING January 7-`14, will include all of these 7 sensational yet simple, sweet memory-making opportunities. (This week will include time with us, but also great wisdom from The Smalley’s and the Laffoons, who bring their biblical insights in creative ways. Get more information on the cruise here. And please use this link to register as a “Friend of the Farrels” to get a special onboard gift. If you register for the conference and BOOK your cruise room with deposit by AUG 31, the cruise line is offering some SPECIALS and UPGRADES. Please email us at info@love-wise.com and let us know you are coming!)

We would also LOVE to bring a relaxing, renewing, rejuvenating, re-energizing retreat weekend getaway to your area! For details on how to bring us to your church, conference center or recreational area, email info@love-wise.com
We hope to have you join us on a vacation with purpose sometime this year!

Praying this promise from God from Psalms 32:8 over you:


Move Yourself Thin

Thursday, February 28th, 2013



Day 4: Have you ever observed thin people? Many of them just can’t seem to sit still! Did you know even figetting burns calories?

I wear a pedometer and each day I aim at taking 10,000 steps (or walking about 4 miles). In total, at an “I’m late, I need to get someplace” pace this translates into a little over an hour of walking.   But we can get this same kind of benefit from all kinds of movement. Two of my favorites forms of exercise are Body & Soul & Praise Moves  . These provide the extra blessing of movement to Christian music. Praise Moves is a Christian alternative to yoga and replaces any and all Eastern religious influence with scripture and renaming poses with Biblical worship titles. (Below is a photo of me with one of my favorite Body and Soul instructors at Sandy Cove conference Center. They do a “moving minute” before each teaching session–keeps audience awake and is a great intoduction to the fun of Body and Soul workouts).

Since I know that 1 Cor. makes it clear that our body is a “temple of the Holy Spirit”, I want to “Glorify God with my bod.”  One of the mottos I go by is “Something is better than nothing”, so on the busy days, if you embrace this, then you might keep a pair of tennies at your desk or in your car for a quick walk while you wait for the kids’, or I keep video workouts on my computer for when I travel and the hotel might not have a workout room. Your TV likely has some exercise stations on cable, or go to Youtube and sample a workout plan you are considering. I asked for a wii as a gift from my family and I enjoy dancing with my grandkids or doing “wii sports” when the family is over.

Look for ways to PLAY: Put up a basketball hoop in the driveway, try a peice of new fitness equipment, make use of the free gym membership specials most gyms offer on an ongoing basis. Try a variety of activities. This causes muscle confusement which helps break weight loss platues, but for me, it also keeps me interested and not bored doing the same thing day in and day out.

In 10 Secrets to Living Smart, Savvy and Strong, I have a four quadrant chart which shows the balance of the types of exercise you should include each week.


Take a look at your average week. How balanced are you? Are you just focusing on cardio, then you are missing out on the extra calories that weight bearing exercise gives even AFTER your workout. Are you skipping flexibility and balance, then you risk falls as you age.

Use the chart above and plan your week so that you are gaining strength in all four areas. I also try to mix up my exercise with some individual workouts and some classes each week. I find my competitive nature works a little harder in a class!This is also why I take a group of women kayaking for a week each May- ask me about that! (info@love-wise.com) Many women love the bonding and encouragment of exercising together.

Observe how you work, while watching CBN’s 700 club, I learned that sitting is like the new tabacco– it takes years off your life! (Watch the news clip)  At your desk, try a core ball instead of a chair (I have one), or make your treadmill into a desk. Several of my friends have done this and they can easily get in a few miles a day as they make calls or check emails. I set a timer so that every 30 munutes I get up and move. I might do 10 squats, or ten push ups or simply run up my driveway, but those few minutes make my mind more alert and help me get to my 10,000 steps a day goal.

I also found I am motivated to move if I reward myself with a new fitness outfit for each 10 pounds lost! (I love Jockey Personal Wear because it feels like pajamas and buying it supports women in biz!) What ever works to get me moving, right?  (Even retail therapy!) Grab a copy of 10 Secrets to Living Smart, Savvy and Strong and some friends and do a book club on the GO! Walk and talk – play then pray!