#032: How to Change a Habit

Did you know 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by the month of February? How do we not only start a habit, but plan for its success long-term? On this episode, we take a long-term, contextual approach to helping you form new habits. Plan for success this year by learning to change your habits in a way that suits you, takes your environment into consideration, & helps you identify some of the psychology behind how you’re wired to make change.

Mentioned on this Episode: Gretchen' Rubin’s “The Four Tendencies”

Music: John Tibbs. Connect with him on Instagram @johntibbsmusic or listen on iTunes or Spotify.

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#031: Change Isn't One-Size-Fits-All

Have you ever tried to implement a change that didn’t work for you long-term? As a marriage & family therapist, that doesn’t surprise me at all. Why? Because humans & relationships are too complex for there to be a one-size-fits-all solution to the changes we’re wanting to make. Today, I’m sharing with you what I know about change from a systems perspective, in hopes that at the end of this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of your relationship to yourself, to your spouse, AND to change itself.

Music: John Tibbs. Connect with him on Instagram @johntibbsmusic or listen on iTunes or Spotify.

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#030: Family of Origin Q+A

You asked, I answered. Four follow-up questions to our family of origin series, plus a brief review of the past 30 episodes in 2018! Also, Happy New Year's Eve, friends!

-Music on the Brave Marriage Podcast by John Tibbs. Connect with him on Instagram @johntibbsmusic or listen on iTunes or Spotify.

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#029: Redeeming Childhood Messages

What messages did you need to hear as a kid, but didn’t? Find out on today’s episode what’s true about you, why it matters that you believe it for yourself, & how it positively impacts the life of your marriage & family. There will be no episode next week, but I’ll be back on New Year’s Eve! In the meantime, have a Merry Christmas & I hope you enjoy Redeeming Childhood Messages.

-Music on the Brave Marriage Podcast by John Tibbs. Connect with him on Instagram @johntibbsmusic or listen on iTunes or Spotify.

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#028: Childhood Messages

Fill in the blank: I am loved + accepted when I _________. Your answer is most likely the result of a childhood message you received growing up. Today, we’re talking about how childhood messages are formed, internalized, & how they affect us as we grow up. Listen in for 5 common messages that most individuals resonate with.

  • Music on the Brave Marriage Podcast by John Tibbs. Connect with him on Instagram @johntibbsmusic or listen on iTunes or Spotify.

  • Podcast Editing by Evan Duszynski.

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#027: How Our Childhood Roles Impact Our Marriages

How does your upbringing impact your marriage? Find out on today’s episode!

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#026: The Roles We Play

What role did you play in your family of origin? How has that impacted you as an adult? On today’s episode, we explore 5 different roles that each of us play into as children in our families of origin: The Entertainer; Peacekeeper; Role Model; Baby; & Fixer. In upcoming weeks, we’ll explore how these roles impact our sense of self & our marriages so that we can be intentional about creating the lives, marriages, and families we desire to have as adults!

-Music on the Brave Marriage Podcast by John Tibbs. Connect with him on Instagram @johntibbsmusic or listen on iTunes or Spotify.

-Podcast Editing by Evan Duszynski.

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#025: Thank You

It’s Thanksgiving week, friends! And I’m so grateful for you. Today on the podcast, I’m simply taking time to reflect and give thanks. Next week, we’ll dive back into the roles we play in our families of origin.

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#024: Honor Your Father + Mother (Pt. II)

What does it mean to honor your father and mother as an adult? During the month of November, we’ll be exploring family of origin issues to see how our upbringings impacted us + continue to impact our relationships.

On this episode, we discuss how to honor your father & mother as an adult, when you had a more difficult childhood or upbringing.

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#023: Honor Your Father + Mother (Pt. I)

What does it mean to honor your father and mother as an adult? During the month of November, we’ll be exploring family of origin issues to see how our upbringings impacted us + continue to impact our relationships.

On this episode, we discuss how to honor your father & mother as an adult, when you had a good childhood or upbringing. Three ways we do that are by (1) naming what’s good, (2) honoring our individual experiences, and (3) learning to see our parents as 3-dimensional.

Music on today’s episode by: John Tibbs. You can find John’s music on iTunes or Spotify, or connect with him @johntibbsmusic

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