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Ashlynn and Coby Mitchell are a happy couple from Orem, Utah, but it wasn’t always that way. The Mitchells have suffered through the effects of Coby’s addiction to pornography, two affairs, and the molestation of their two daughters by a family member.
“We lived in the weeds for 14 years of our marriage,” Ashlynn says. “We felt alone when we were apart and when we were together.”
One day, a friend shared her own story of betrayal and recovery with the Mitchells.
“We realized we weren’t alone, that there was specialized help, and most importantly there was hope,” Ashlynn said.
We asked the Mitchells what has helped them stay connected in their marriage. Here are their five tips:
1. Schedule daily time together.
The Mitchells make each other a priority by scheduling one-on-one time each day. “It doesn’t have to be a lot of time,” Ashlynn says, “but at least 15 to 30 minutes. You can do simple things like go on a walk, work out, swing in a hammock, or sit by the fire.”
Put it into practice:
- Set a reminder on both of your phones.
- Tell everyone in the house it’s time just for you as a couple.
- Put all electronic devices away.
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