#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!

-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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#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.

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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#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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#022: Q+A

On today’s episode, I’m answering Ashley & Sarah’s questions on transition - how to transition well into parenthood & how to support your friends as they transition into marriage. If you have questions you’d like to hear answered, feel free to email me: kensi@bravemarriage.com.

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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#021: When Life Catches You Off Guard

While some transitions can be anticipated and prepared for, others catch us completely off guard. This episode provides insight as to what to expect, how to process your experience, and how to move forward together when life catches you off guard through loss.

In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, I’m sharing pieces of my story with you on this episode. My heart is to help you be brave as you sit with your own experience - whatever that may be - as well as seek healing and wholeness.

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#020: From Couplehood to Parenthood

If you thought marriage was a transition…just wait until you have kids! On today’s episode, we’re talking about:

  1. 2 of the biggest changes to your marriage relationship after having children.

  2. 3 mindsets to adopt early on.

  3. 3 “speed bumps” to watch out for relationally.

  4. 10 ideas for time together!

Lots to cover on today’s episode. I promise, I’ll be shorter next week. ;)

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#019: When Rose-Colored Glasses Fade

Love cannot last on feelings alone! Learn what to do when your feelings fade as you transition out of the honeymoon phase and into what mature actually is.

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