How to Have a Happy Marriage – YMMP057

Happiness. We all want it. What is it and how do we go about building a happy marriage? Today’s episode is the first in a series about how to have a happy marriage.

The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse – YMMP056

 

Marriage Therapist and Author Dr. John Gottman has identified 4 kinds of negativity, if allowed to grow and fester, would be extremely lethal to a relationship: criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling. Listen to today’s podcast where we talk about the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This concludes the Middle Years of Marriage Series. Remember to adopt the right attitude within. Practice gratitude, forgiveness and charity and your spaceship will soar to great heights.

How to Deal with Irritations in Marriage – YMMP055

What does your spouse do that bothers you? Today’s show might surprise you as we focus on YOU rather than what you think your spouse does that irritates you. Where do these irritations originate? What is the source of these irritations? What bothered you when you first got married and no longer bothers you? Why did this change? What did you do? We’re going to dissect irritations and how you can manage them. The first point we need to make is that irritations come in many forms and intensities. Irritations have to do with your expectations.

Do’s and Don’ts for Dealing with Middle Age Malaise – YMMP054

Do’s and Don’ts for the Middle Years and Beyond:   Don’t be a complainer. Don’t neglect each other. Don’t deceive or lie. Don’t put excessive energy into your past or future and instead, live in the present – that’s all we’ve got. Do make your home a sanctuary, speak kindly to each other, bring pleasure to your partner, cultivate a proper temper and feed the heart.

Middle Age Malaise and the Middle Years of Marriage – YMMP053

Middle Age Malaise doesn’t have to creep into your marriage if you know what to look for and how to address important areas of your relationship. What are crucial things to look for? Boredom, neglecting the concept of LOVE MAPS – or sharing your inner world with your spouse, the importance of having a passion and shared goals. Today’s episode is the first in a 4-part series on the Middle Years of Marriage.

The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage – YMMP052

“What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.” (Matthew 19:4-6). A happy marriage usually contains happy people, better physical and mental health and a higher level of wealth. Author Steve Bollman (“The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage”) says if you follow the 7 steps, your marriage will have a foretaste of paradise. The last chapter ties everything together and Bollman explains how the steps parallel the holy family. He says God wished to give couples the superabundant joy that was experienced by man and woman in paradise. He doesn’t want us to have sufficiency, but superabundance – to truly thrive. Here are the 7 steps: honor your wedding vows, use money for other people, give God some of your time, set your mind on things above, find God in yourself, find God in other people, make it easy to be good and hard to be bad.

Three to Get Married – YMMP051

In “Three to Get Married,” Fulton Sheen addresses the longings in our hearts, the imperfections of relationships, the relationship between man and God, and husband and wife. As you might have guessed in the title, it takes a husband, wife, and God to make a marriage profound and meaningful.

Men, Women & the Mystery of Love – YMMP050

What is mature love? What is responsible love? Is chastity necessary in marriage? What about contraception? Is it harmful to marriage? If yes, how so? What are Pope John Paul II’s views on children and family? Listen to today’s podcast episode and discover some interesting viewpoints that run counter to our culture, but can bring great joy to marriage. We will review Edward Sri’s “Men, Women and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s ‘Love and Responsibility.’ “

Male & Female He Created Them: on Marriage and the Family – YMMP049

Although “Male and Female He Created Them” was written in 2003, it’s a book worth reading. From the history of marriage to marriage as a sacrament, there’s so much in this book that shows the beauty of marriage.  I like how this book states plainly and clearly the reasons behind such topics as chastity, love, the indissolubility of marriage and many other topics. Here’s a question to ask: “Do I think about my duty to be for my spouse a support in his sanctification or his or her search for God?” Listen to today’s podcast for a good look at “Male and Female He Created Them” on Marriage and the Family, by Jorge Cardinal Medina Estevez

Marriage: A Path to Sanctity – YMMP048

“Marriage: A Path to Sanctity,” by Javier Abad and Eugenio Fenoy

The sacrament of matrimony gives couples lasting strength to fulfill their duties as spouse and parent. Do you want a life filled with faith, hope and love? Than all you have to do is surrender with a cheerful heart, set aside your ego, and respect natural law. You have a higher probability for blissful harmony if you adhere to fidelity in marriage. Today’s podcast is a summary of this insightful book.