"I got this crazy idea in my head 3.5 years ago to start a marriage blog, but I had so many doubts, like 'Why would I do that? I'm not that great of a wife, and I'm not a therapist, and I don't know what I would say.' But the idea just coming back and back...And eventually I kind of thought, 'You know, I don't have to rely on my knowledge: I can interview people. And also, I can just try things and tell people how it went. I can experiment. I can conduct marriage experiments." This is the premise behind "Marriage Laboratory," a marriage blog run by Celeste Davis. This past year, she conducted experiments on the five love languages by simply focusing on one per month. Today on the podcast, Celeste will share some of her experiments and outcomes in the following areas: * Words of Affirmation: Send your husband a loving note, text, or email every day for a month * Quality Time: Dedicate ten minutes every single night to just sitting and talking with your spouse, with no phones anywhere in sight! * Physical Touch: Have sex every other day for a month Show Notes -Celeste's marriage blog, Marriage Laboratory: http://www.marriagelaboratory.com/ -The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman: 1) Words of Affirmation -"42 Love Letter Prompts": http://www.marriagelaboratory.com/blog/42-love-letter-prompts/ -"40 Loving Texts to Send RIGHT NOW to Make Your Partner's Day": http://www.marriagelaboratory.com/blog/40-loving-texts/ 2) Quality Time -"10-Minute Daily Connect Challenge": http://www.marriagelaboratory.com/blog/10-minute-daily-connect-busy-couples/ -"The Ultimate Guide to Speaking the Love Language of Quality Time": http://www.marriagelaboratory.com/blog/quality-time-love-language-guide/ -Article Rachel read about "bids for attention"