This post was sponsored by Marriage in a Box. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
About a week and half ago, I got an awesome package in the mail: Marriage In A Box. Marriage In A Box, developed by licensed therapist Maria Sappe, is a box full of cards that give couples a way to approach and discuss different issues that come up in marriage, such as communication and intimacy. I would say Trae and I have a very strong marriage, but we are also constantly striving to make an even stronger marriage, so I was super excited to review Marriage In A Box.
The color-coded cards are divided into different sections: Introduction, How Happy Are You, Can We Agree On, Division of Labor, Habits, True or False, The Word List, The Glossary, Stepping Stones, and Resources. The box also comes with three dry erase cards and a sticky love note pad.
We found the Introduction cards confusing at first. We had to lay the cards out and use the online companion to the cards before we understood how all the cards worked and connected together. Trae and I started with the True or False cards to make sure we understood how Marriage In A Box works. For the most part we answered the questions the same. For example, one of the true/ false questions was “My spouse should make me happy.” I answered “true,” but according to Marriage In A Box the answer should have been false. The card says “you are the only one who can make you happy, because happiness is something that comes from within.” That statement stuck with me, and came up again when we got to the Appreciation: Self card in the How Happy Are You? category. The How Happy Are You? category is a series of cards that have one topic per card; each topic tackles a fairly common issues that can occur in marriage and breaks down the issue, gives questions to ask, and how to put a solution to the issue into practice. Trae and I quickly went through Agreements, Appreciation, and Appreciation: Acknowledge. It was when we hit the Appreciation: Self card that we saw how helpful Marriage In A Box can be.