healthy communication

#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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#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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#013: Q+A

Answering Lindsey's question on the podcast today about maintaining healthy communication, given the specific relational dynamics in her marriage, which so many of us can relate to! 

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#012: Drop Your Defenses (Part II)

What defense mechanisms are you engaging in that are preventing your marriage from thriving? Listen in to identify your defenses...and then commit to drop them.

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#011: Drop Your Defenses (Part I)

What defense mechanisms are you engaging in that are preventing your marriage from thriving? Listen in to identify your defenses...and then commit to drop them.

FREE Relationship Quiz: http://bravemarriage.com/quiz

Marriage/Premarital Coaching with Kensi: http://bravemarriage.com/couples-coaching

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#009: Q+A

Answering questions on the podcast today about how to have a healthy marriage, how to know when it's time to go to counseling, & what Brave Marriage is all about!

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#008: Speak for Yourself

Our marriages are only as intimate as the degree to which we learn to speak for ourselves. That means holding on to ourselves & expressing our true feelings, while communicating fully, honestly, & with integrity & respect. Learn more on today's episode!

*This episode is the fourth in a 4-part series on communication in marriage. 

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#007: Name What's Good

Today, we're talking about the surprising reason why it's so important to name what's good. How often do you say out loud what you're grateful for or appreciative of in your marriage? On today's episode, you'll have the opportunity to brainstorm several different ways to name what's good.

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*This episode is the third in a 4-part series on communication in marriage. 

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#006: Connecting Emotionally

Today we're talking about how to use the skill of empathy to show understanding to your spouse & connect emotionally. Instead of talking about reflective listening or using a speaker-listener technique, it's important to understand that communication in marriage is more about connecting emotionally than it is about technique. 

*This episode is the second in a 4-part series on communication in marriage. 

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