Cooking your way to a better marriage? Well, that might be a little bit of a stretch but I thought it sounded better than eating your way to a better marriage. That probably wouldn’t end well, unless your idea of a better marriage is two sluggish, unhealthy people accompanying one another to the cardiologist. Yeah, let’s stick with cooking. The thing about cooking vs. eating is that eating can be done alone, while cooking brings people together. When you cook, you generally end up sharing your creation with others, usually at a communal table. Enter family dinner. You know how I feel about family dinner…it’s the glue. Great conversations are had over family dinner. Questions are asked and answered, details are discussed and each family member is given a chance to be heard. I love it!
Family dinners don’t always look exactly the same. It can be a family of four or a young, newly married couple enjoying a meal together at the end of the day. No matter what, it’s just the idea that time spent together at the dinner table has the power to solidify and strengthen relationships.
This is why I’m so excited about Menu Therapy rekindling a relationship with a really cool nonprofit called Foundation Restoration. Foundation Restoration is the brain-child of my friend, Ashley, whose passion it is to help marital relationships thrive. She is Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who has spent the past five years writing, counseling and growing her nonprofit from the ground up. I hope you’ll check out the Foundation Restoration website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. I believe you’ll find some great resources and encouragement you can use in all of your relationships.
Also, be on the look out for some Menu Therapy recipes to be featured in the Table for Two column. I’m excited to share some yummy recipes with the Foundation Restoration readers, as well as give away some free monthly AND year-long subscriptions to the Menu Therapy meal planning service. I think this will be the beginning of a beautiful marriage…pun intended! 🙂
To learn more about Foundation Restoration, check out the video below.