#040: 3 Contributors to a Great Sex Life

Great sex lives are made over the long-term, not in an instant. According to the happiest couples, great sex lives consist of much more basic principles than what culture would lead us to believe. On today’s episode, we discuss three basic contributors to a great sex life in marriage, based on Scripture & research: 1) commitment to one another 2) safety & trust 3) mutual beneficence.

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#039: Sex as a Second Language

Sex can be hard to talk about…even with your spouse. In this episode, I share 3 conversation starters to help you and your spouse develop more mature language and conversation around your sex life, as well as your individuality sexuality. Because let’s face it, learning to speak sex more fluently in your marriage is a prerequisite to attaining the level of intimacy you desire.

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#038: The Gift of Sex

I believe that God created us for meaningful sex, and that our sex lives actually have the opportunity to reflect the goodness & glory of God. Have you ever thought about your sex life or sexuality in this way? What's difficult about this concept for you? In today’s episode, we discuss 4 gifts of married sex, followed by one action step and a prayer for your marriage. I hope you enjoy!

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#037: The Best Way to Change Your Marriage

Do you know what the very best way to change your marriage is? Change yourself. I know, I know…maybe not the answer you were hoping for, but the most promising, nonetheless. Listen in to discover how to get to the root of what most bothers you about your spouse…and then learn how to change yourself in the process.

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#036: Baby Steps Toward Marital Change (Part III)

Have you ever tried to change something in your marriage to no avail? On today’s episode, we discuss the counterintuitive ways to enhance your relationship, the importance of going slow and taking baby steps toward change, and how to overcome a couple of mindsets that often keep couples stuck in the same old patterns.

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#035: What Every Couple Needs to Know About Marital Change (Part II)

The pattern is what matters, not the problem. We’re talking conflict patterns on today’s episode, acknowledging how each of you co-creates the marital dynamic that becomes your set norm, when your marriage isn’t functioning healthily. Identify your conflict pattern & stay tuned for next week, as we talk about what to do differently to create change in your marriage!

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#034: What Every Couple Needs to Know About Marital Change (Part I)

Changes in marriage can be complex, especially when couples sense something is off, but can’t put language to what exactly needs to change. On today’s episode, we discuss our primary tendencies toward disconnection, which we tend to utilize when our relational needs aren’t being met. The goal of this episode is to help you as a couple know what to pay attention to when it comes to your own relational dynamic.

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#033: How to Change Your Attitude

Is your attitude keeping you from making the changes you want to make? If you’re working toward a certain goal or outcome in your life, your attitude is either facilitating your growth or keeping you stuck in the same place. On today’s podcast, discover what attitudes might be holding you back, and what to do to change them.

Mentioned on this Episode: Liturgy of the Ordinary, Tish Harrison Warren

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#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”

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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.

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