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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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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

Description:

When someone is inappropriately angry toward you, it is easy to become pulled into the raw mood of the moment. As a contrast, if you can learn to recognize what is truly pushing that person’s anger along, you can develop objective understanding that prevents you from responding in your own maladaptive reactions.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Angry people are commonly drawing upon fear and insecurity as they display their emotion.
  • Often that person’s anger represents a lack of self-awareness, but if you maintain objectivity you can remain steady.
  • Seeing into the other person’s anger can be a crucial step toward maintaining healthy relationship boundaries.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

When your partner becomes angry, what unhealthy reactions can be stirred within you? What are your cleaner alternatives?

Aug 23, 2016

Description:

Often when we experience suffering in the emotional or relational realm, we immediately wonder how to make it go away. Yet while suffering is not pleasant, lessons may be gleaned from it. Pain, though uncomfortable, is there for a reason. As you respond to it, you can find wisdom as you tend to the messages inherent in that situation.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Suffering has a way of taking you “back to the Basics.”
  • Suffering can prompt you to become more proactive in being true to the real you.
  • Empathy can be built upon your difficult life circumstances.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

As you have examined your painful circumstances, what good and necessary lessons have you learned?

Aug 16, 2016

Description:

Often when tensions arise, the prevailing question can be: “What am I supposed to do?” While this is not necessarily a bad question, a more penetrating thought might be: “Who can I be in this moment?”  In this podcast we will focus on the ways your “being” can carry you when “doing” doesn’t seem to solve the problem.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Often the focus on doing is accompanied by a critical, performance-based form of problem solving.
  • When you concentrate on “being” a better person, your responses to tensions tend to be more effective.
  • People tend to respond most to who you are, as opposed to what you do.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

In what circumstances have you found that your “being” is more influential than your “doing”?

Aug 9, 2016

Description:

When you are involved in a relationship as significant as marriage, you will need a clear focus on who you (plural) are and where you are going. In this podcast we specify 10 core values that are of utmost importance as you work together to keep marriage meaningful.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Integrity, respect, and reliability are at the heart of a thriving marriage.
  • Marital love, if it is to be meaningful, needs to be freely chosen, as opposed to being a sheer duty.
  • When you have well-conceived joint plans, your potential for success increases greatly.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

What are the most important 3 or 4 core values you share with your partner?

Aug 2, 2016

Description:

Affairs happen for a reason; they do not just occur by chance. In this podcast we will examine five of the most common qualities that factor into the making an affair. Our purpose is to assist you in figuring out how to respond if an affair has occurred, or better yet, to show you what to address up front so an affair can be averted.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Vulnerability to an affair represents emotional turmoil that has not been resolved.
  • Healthy couples recognize the necessity of accountability and the need for ongoing openness.
  • A goal for all marriages is to make the relationship a safe place where you can explore together who you are and what you believe in.

 

Let’s Talk Question:

If a couple is deliberating about the best ways to affair-proof their marriage, what do you suppose are the most important ingredients that need to be in place?

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