Monogamy: Who Are We Kidding? – YMMP041

Monogamy. Are We Kidding Ourselves? Find out why cheating is common, the 3 main reasons we cheat, and what we can do to prevent against it happening to us.

How to Guard Against Emotional Infidelity – YMMP039

Emotional Infidelity is a silent killer. How can you guard against Emotional Infidelity? There are at least 8 ways. Can you name some? Here are 2: (1) Commit to love as a decision, not a feeling. (2) Don’t put energy into the past.

You must continuously tend to the garden of your relationship lest it become overwrought with weeds. There are many ways in which to ensure the emotional health of your marriage. Find out on today’s episode.

This is episode 3 of 6 in the Emotional Fidelity Series. Subscribe to Your Marriage Matters Podcast on your favorite platform.

Meeting Emotional Needs in Marriage – YMMP037

What are the most common emotional needs we all have and how do we go about fulfilling those needs? Find out the 10 secrets to a great relationship and see how you measure up.

Radical Honesty – YMMP036

More marriages are ruined by dishonesty than honesty. What is the policy of “Radical Honesty?” According to Dr. Willard Harley, “Reveal to your spouse as much information about yourself as you know: your thoughts, feelings, habits, likes, dislikes, personal history, daily activities, and plans for the future.” Today’s episode will make you think twice if you conceal things from your spouse. Do you want an authentic relationship where your spouse understands you or are you building a “false harmony” partnership?

This episode poses over a dozen of important questions. For a full list, sign up for the YMM Movement by visiting marriagecoachlynn.com

Honesty – YMMP035

EVERYONE LIES! Today’s podcast reveals why we lie and examines the detrimental effects of dishonesty. If you’re not honest with yourself or your partner, you’re shortchanging yourself. Discover why you’re at risk if you have too many little lies circulating and what you can do to get back on track.

 

Friendship – YMMP033

Today we will discuss friendship in marriage. Aristotle says there are 3 reasons for friendship: pleasure, utility and perfected friendship. Find out why you probably don’t have a perfected friendship on your wedding day and how to attain it through the years. Partners who are good friends with each other are likely to have long-lasting marriages that thrive.

Tips for Marriage While Raising Young Children – YMMP031

This concludes the series “How Babies Impact Marriage.” Episodes: #28 – So, You’re Having a Baby! How to Have the Pregnancy and Birth of Your Dreams #29 – Infancy and Postpartum Challenges for Couples #30 – And Baby Makes 3: How to Transition to a New Family Unit #31 – Tips for Marriage When Raising Young Children

Get enough rest; be a planner; make your marriage relationship a priority. Find out the top 7 tips you need to know when raising a family.

Create Shared Meaning – YMMP011

What’s it like to be in a thriving marriage?

Find out today as we discuss the final level of the Sound Relationship House, “Create Shared Meaning.”

Your Marriage Matters has only been in existence for 11 weeks and we’ve shared a plethora of secrets, techniques and tips to get you to the highest level of a fully functioning marriage.

Isn’t it exciting?!

There’s much more to come.

But, for today, sit back, relax and contemplate the important questions as to why you are married, what is the purpose of your marriage, and where are you headed?

Strongly consider creating a mission statement for your marriage. Remember Stephen Covey?  He’s got a lot of tools for you if this is something you’d like to do.

Don’t forget to subscribe to “Marriage Coach Lynn” Youtube channel. Each Motivational Monday episode is a companion to the podcast episode. If I zipped through the suggestion in a podcast episode, you will find a brief explanation on a video on the youtube channel.

Make Your Marriage Great!

Inspirational Athlete Interview – YMMP006

50 Half Marathons in 50 states! My guest, 56 yr-old Olivia Story accomplished this amazing feat on 1/14 /18, when she crossed the finish line of the Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon in Lahaina, Hawaii.

From Florida to Alaska and all points in between, Olivia maintained a consistent training routine for 6 years, amidst a busy life as a full time CPA in the Sunshine State.

Olivia is a wife, mother of a young adult, dog owner, and active in her community. How does one find the time to travel and complete a major goal in 6 years? What were some of the challenges she faced? How did she maintain a long-term training schedule that excluded injury?

Listen to today’s show and she’ll reveal how and why she decided to run, and what her technique and approach to a long-term goal involved.

You’ll see obvious parallels between her success as a 50-state runner and creating a fulfilling marriage. Olivia talks about patience, being sensible in your goal accomplishment, and mapping your route with care and consideration.

Olivia overcame setbacks, persevered and conquered an enormous undertaking. This is what we need to do in our marriage! Don’t give up. Find a way. Work hard because the payoffs are abundant.

A true inspiration, Olivia encourages others to choose a goal and do something exciting with your life! She enjoyed traveling around the country with friends, meeting new friends, and celebrating with runners in the running community. She will receive the Fifty State Endurance Challenge Award in Ocean City, New Jersey at a special awards ceremony in September. Did I mention that two of her states were full marathons?!

If you enjoyed today’s episode of YOUR MARRIAGE MATTERS podcast, please subscribe, and post a rating and review. This is the first of many interviews and this interview is available in video form on my Youtube channel, Marriage Coach Lynn. Check it out, subscribe and take a look at other videos. I have many playlists on various topics for you as you build an amazing marriage.

Please visit marriagecoachlynn.com, take a look around, and join the Your Marriage Matters Movement if you support and value lifelong marriage. In 2018, I will be offering members an exclusive and free book titled, “Make Your Marriage Great: Clean of Heart.” As we grow this community of pro-marriage supporters, you are invited to join the Facebook group “Your Marriage Matters Podcast” and Facebook page Marriage Coach Lynn. Who doesn’t want to be happy and fulfilled in their marriage?! Until next time, make your marriage great!

Positive Perspective – Couple Friendship – YMMP005

Psst…

Want to know the best ways to insure your marriage? No monthly or annual installments here. Can you guess what two simple ways are (in addition to daily hugs, of course)?

You’d be right if you guessed the following:

  1. Create a stronger friendship with your spouse.
  2. Adopt a positive perspective to ensure a positive view of your spouse. When the going gets tough, you are equipped with good thoughts and can overcome disagreements more easily.

Today’s episode centers on the “Positive Perspective,” the 4th level of the “The Sound Relationship House” (www.gottmaninstitute.com). Find out how understanding negative and positive viewpoints can create either poisonous roots or blossoming flowers in your marriage.

Don’t be surprised when you hear of a spouse getting blindsided by the partner or a couple you thought had a solid marriage announcing their separation or divorce, with “no clue” or warning to at least one of the partners. I bet they weren’t incorporating the principles of The Sound Relationship House in their marriage.

If you haven’t already done so, please listen to the previous three episodes so that you can create a relationship in which you won’t be blindsided. Visit www.marriagecoachlynn.com for a model of the Sound Relationship house in the Resources section.

A great resource for strengthening your friendship and putting a little more sizzle into your marriage, download a copy of “Reenergize Your Marriage in 21 Days” on Smashwords.com or Amazon.com.