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MarriagePath Radio

Broadcasting from Southlake, Texas at DLC Studios. It’s MarriagePath Radio. A place to grow, learn and find healing in your marriage. From money to anger. From In-laws to sex. MarriagePath is just what the doctor ordered. Your host is nationally recognized author, psychotherapist, and speaker, Dr. Les Carter. Do you have concerns about your marriage? MarriagePath wants to help guide you to a more healthy and vibrant relationship. Simply visit MarriagePath.com now and let us know how we can help your marriage not only survive – but thrive!
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Aug 24, 2015

Part of any marriage is sex.  It should come as no surprise to discover that individuals within the marriage can differ greatly in their attitudes and approaches toward sex. To keep marital harmony at its peak, couples need a mutually determined game plan for managing sexual expressions. This podcast will go beyond the how-to approach by discussing your underlying beliefs about the meaning of sex.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“What is it about sex that is most meaningful to you?”

Something to Think about

  • Your approach toward sexuality can be a strong indicator regarding your relationship healthiness.
  • Sexuality is most meaningful as it is an extension of servitude and goodness.
  • Your overall reputation of kindness and affirmation tends to be a positive sign that you will approach sexuality with purpose.

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Aug 18, 2015

When tensions arise, you will need to employ skills emphasizing an even give-and-take flow of communication.  Unfortunately, many individuals have concluded that open, fair exchanges are not likely, so they suppress real emotions and become pleasers instead.  This form of communication is driven by fear, and ultimately it is dishonest.  This podcast will discuss clean alternatives to a more honest, firm approach toward problem solving.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“ What is it about excessive pleasing that can bring strain to a relationship?”

Something to Think about

  • Appeasement represents a form of dishonesty.
  • Appeasers set themselves up for a wide array of inner strains because of the tendency to suppress.
  • Well-defined boundaries can offset the negative effects of being a pleasing person.

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Aug 14, 2015

What strategies do you employ when you confront?  Most individuals will respond to such a question with: “I haven’t really thought much about that.”  That is exactly why so many confrontations end in ruin.  In this podcast you will be guided through principles that will lead to purposeful confrontations.  The goal will be to teach you how to turn differences into team building possibilities.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“In your primary relationships, how are confrontations typically managed?”

Something to Think about

  • When you lack a well-conceived plan for confrontations, the potential for disappointment is quite high.
  • Successful confrontation is guided by the notion that communication is a two way street.
  • The depth of your emotional maturity (or lack of) is on full display when you confront.

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Aug 14, 2015

When you communicate consistently with a critical attitude, it tells more about who you are than who you are criticizing.  Critics are struggling with deeper matters like unresolved anger, strong defenses, a need to compensate for insecurity, and a judgmental nature.  This podcast will challenge you to be honest about your own inner tensions that are revealed by your propensity to find fault in others.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“What seems to be the driving force behind the chronic tendency to criticize?”

Something to Think about

Most critics have truth that need to be conveyed, but the delivery can negate the message.

Critics have a need to prove how smart or better they are.

Critics can be too strongly driven by idealism, as opposed to being anchored in realism.

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Aug 13, 2015

Every person begins life with a need to feel significant, and this need remains until our dying day. This podcast begins with the acknowledgment that being a builder of significance is not always natural, then it offers ten principles that can help individuals become most effective in conveying to others that they indeed are significant

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“How would your closest relationships improve if you were consistently known as a builder of significance?”

Something to Think about

  • Each person, no matter how seemingly confident, wants to feel significant in some way.
  • When you discount another’s significance, your opinions are not well received.
  • The best way for you to build your own significance is to help others find their significance.

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Aug 13, 2015

In every relationship exchange are two levels of communication, overt (the spoken word) and covert (the unspoken message).  Guess which is more powerful?  To become an effective communicator, your covert messages will need to match your overt messages.  In this podcast you will be challenged to develop full awareness of the power of unspoken communication, and its impact upon relationships.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“What covert messages are transmitted in your primary relationships that undermine cooperation?”

Something to Think about

Your spoken words are not nearly as impactful as you implied meanings.

Most efforts to solve problems are unsuccessful when individuals have a low awareness of the implied attitudes that drive words.

Traits like respect, equality, and acceptance are communicated not by well-chosen words, but by sustained character

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Aug 13, 2015

Pessimistic communication arises in the most common scenarios.  For example, you might say: “I can’t stand it when you speak to me so rudely.”  The optimistic alternative would be: “When you speak respectfully I feel more comfortable in our discussions.”  This podcast will highlight the stark differences between the two forms of communication, focusing on the mindset that lies beneath your chosen manner of interaction.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“Why is it common for some individuals to speak with complaints rather than compliments?”

Something to Think about

People read covert cues telling them if you are a grouch or an encourager.

Most confrontations are couched in a complaint manner.

It is possible to discuss differences in a fashion that aims toward positive adjustments, as opposed to pointing out what is wrong

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