- MARRIAGE -
Some things get better with age (think wine and cheese!) and others just get old and tired.
Great marriages get better with age! Still, this doesn't mean that the process happens flawlessly or automatically. Actually, some of the challenges faced along the road of marriage (jobs, kids, finances) are the very elements that strengthen and bond you together.
If you are more than a few years down the road of marriage, we've collected these podcasts to help "tune-up" your marriage and spur some great conversations to be even better!
Do you ever lose your cool? Have you ever felt like you have one nerve left and everyone is standing on it? If you’re like us, it’s easy to react to people and circumstances reflexively – to give full range to impatience, frustration, or anger.
In this summer replay episode Billy and Joy kick around the idea of responding rather than reacting to the things that bug us.
We all have habits. We all do little things daily that add up to something bigger than we expect. In this episode Billy and Joy discuss Charles Duhigg’s concepts around Keystone Habits and how little efforts can make a big difference in our relationships and with our families. Take a listen and find small victories you can have with little changes!
When someone says you should “invest in your marriage” do you ever wonder what that means? How can you make the idea practical? Look no further! We have 20 quick ideas for you!
Some say "life is a series of negotiations," so why shouldn’t marriage be the same way?
In this episode we’ll discuss how negotiations is not only tedious, but also dangerous to your relationship with your spouse. Then, we’ll also suggest an alternate approach.
Who are you?
I don’t understand him!
I don’t get her!
These are common frustrations in any relationship, but what can you do to move pass misunderstanding? How can you demystify your spouse? That’s today’s conversation!
Do you love or hate Valentine’s Day? We are surprised how many people fall into the loathing camp! Perhaps it’s time to reframe this holiday and make it fun again. Today’s podcast gives you five ways to make that happen!
Disagreements are part of every marriage, but do we have to fight? Or is it better to stuff our feelings in the name of keeping the peace? What if there’s a third option? That’s the discussion on this episode.
Have you ever been at a store or at a government agency and been completely frustrated with how poorly the place was run? If so, then you’ve come across this principle: A lack of organization leads to relational tension.This is true not only with service organizations - it’s true in our marriages. In this episode we’ll discuss how you can make your marriage better simply by improving some of your systems.
How is your pace around the holidays? Do you feel like you are absorbing the joys? Or does it all feel like it’s a blur? In this episode we cover four reminders that will help your family make the season more meaningful.