In this episode, we look at some marriage trends to see how marriage has changed over the past years. We discuss the current attitudes toward marriage and compare it to what it was in the past and talk about what we expect of marriage in the future.
In this episode, we talk about reasons to get married that have nothing to do with love. Marriage is often portrayed as a simple contract which can be broken or even renegotiated at some point down the road. But that should not be the case. Of course, love should be a big part of your marriage, but as discussed, there are lots of other factors and benefits that come from such a fulfilling relationship.
In the second instalment of our series on Nonstop Marriage, we emphasize the importance of communicating early and often. Communication is vital to any lasting marriage, but sometimes spouses fail to communicate early and often which would demonstrate to the other spouse the importance and value of something. We discuss the benefits and some challenges when it comes to communicating early and often.
In this episode, we launch a brand new series entitled "Nonstop Marriages". This first instalment focuses on some practical things that are critical in creating nonstop marriages. We address passion, purpose, values, health and wellness, wealth, family and community and the importance of having these things present in your marriage to create a forever mindset.
In this episode, our 20th, we take questions from our listeners. We talk about who we are, our experiences as a married couple and as leaders, and what drove us to starting Leading and Love.
In this final instalment of our series on comparing marriages, we talk about how comparing marriages can cause couples to develop a sense of entitlement. We discuss how entitlement can drive couples to want three things that will appease their attitude of having the right to certain things and not being able to get those things. We discuss ways to protect your marriage from going down this road of destruction.
In the second instalment of this mini-series, we move the discussion to why couples want to build relationships with other couples. While building relationships with other married couples has some benefits, the outcome can be detrimental for at least one of the couples. The bottom line is that all relationships should be scrutinized.
In this episode, we talk about one of the worst mistakes that couples make - comparing their marriages with that of others. Comparing marriages can result in resentment between spouses and against other couples. We suggest reasons why couples compare their marriages and offer ways to stop the comparison.
In this episode, we discuss the impact of mental health on marriages. The risk of some sort of mental illness is similar to the risk of some sort of physical illness. We talk about ways to recognize mental illness in yourself and your spouse as well as the importance of managing your mental health through self-awareness and self-care.
In this episode, we discuss disappointments - a fact of life. You will be let down at some point in your life and at some point in your marriage. Either your spouse disappoints you or you are both disappointed by something. We share how to set realistic expectations so that both spouses are empowered to strengthen the relationship.