personal growth

#057: Making Room for Each Other to Grow

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Year 3: Mutually empowering each other to grow has led us closer to our dreams; toward greater personal growth; & it’s increased the intimacy between us & the safety we feel in relationship with one another. We pray the same for your marriage! Be sure to text the text machine with your thoughts, questions, & feedback! (502) 221-3845!

Making Room for Each Other to Grow

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Mentioned on this Episode: Gottman’s Sound Marital House

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#047: You, Your Marriage, and Mental Health

Oh hey May! It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and over the next 4 weeks, we will take a look at 3 cognitive distortions that impact many of our marriages. Join us to learn how to observe your own self-talk, how to identify your thought patterns, and how to renew your thoughts for the betterment of your mental and emotional health, & subsequently, your marriage relationship.

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

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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”

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

Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

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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.

Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

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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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#017: When Your Problems Seem Unsolvable

What do you do when your problems seem unsolvable? These are known as perpetual issues. According to Dr. John Gottman, every couple has 3-5 perpetual issues. What makes the difference between couples who are happily married and those who aren’t…is how couples handle these issues over the long haul.

Tune in today for practical tips on how to deal with your perpetual issues!

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#014: Understanding Your Triggers

Awareness of our triggers can make all the difference between responding to our spouse & reacting to them! Join us today to better understand what triggers YOU in both negative & positive ways, so that you can learn to do something different (& re-wire your brain in the process!)

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

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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.

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

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

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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

Intro & outro music: @johntibbsmusic

Thanks so much for joining me today! If you're enjoying the podcast but haven't yet subscribed, please do! And feel free to leave a rating + review, & share with others who'd enjoy!