It’s been six years since we watched Jill Duggar marry the man of her dreams, Derek Dillard, on national television.
Since then, the couple has welcomed two sons, Israel David (5) and Samuel Scott (2).
Even though life looks a little different now than it did six years ago when they first tied the knot, Jill says it’s important to keep the fire alive in your marriage.
In a post on the family blog, Jill Duggar shares her thoughts on what makes for a healthy marriage — and according to the 30-year-old, it includes a lot of sex.
“Have sex often!” she writes. “You both need this time together regularly (3-4 times a week is a good start. lol).”
Her advice comes as a recent study shows that couples are just barely having that much sex in a MONTH.
Jill says when she and Derek first got married, they got tired of people constantly telling them, “Oh you just wait,” or ”You’re just in that newlywed phase.”
“Although I do realize that sometimes things may change slightly due to life changes (e.g. kids, work schedules, etc.), one thing I think we need to recognize is that the fire in your marriage doesn’t have to die out!” she writes. “But like a fire, sometimes, and more so during some seasons than others, you need to be intentional, proactive and work hard to keep the fire going.”
In her lengthy blog post, Jill shares 39 ways to not become one of those couples. But some overarching themes include being intentional, proactive, and working hard to keep the fire alive.