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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: November, 2016
Nov 29, 2016

Description:

Happiness can be experienced in many forms, ranging from inner contentment to hilarious laughter. Getting there is the result of intentional efforts to invest in relationships and in goodness. In this podcast we will highlight multiple ways to make happiness an ongoing part of your life.

Something to Think about:

 

  • To be happy, you have to adjust your expectations in a realistic direction.
  • People who like to serve also have greater episodes of happiness.
  • Appreciating simplicity is directly linked to a life of joy.

Let’s Talk Question:

What are the top three or four things in your life that bring consistent happiness?

Nov 22, 2016

Few people like to think of themselves as broken, but the longer you live, you will be susceptible to unwanted difficulties. Your challenge is to take your broken moments as a sort of laboratory experience, using them to produce good from your strains. In this podcast we will gain inspiration from a pianist who did just that, and we will discuss turning sorrow into strength.

Something to Think about

In this episode, we identified that:

  • Broken people deliberately choose to use their experiences to produce good, not bitterness. They understand the role of choice.
  • Broken people are positioned to act as fellow sojourners with those they encounter along life’s way.
  • Broken people can determine to be lifelong learners.

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“What heartaches have you experienced that could prompt you to be a more sincere, loving presence to those who draw near to you? How does this work?”

Nov 15, 2016

Description:

When some people use the phrase “We’ve fallen out of love,” it can be the direct result of very serious problems like an affair, abuse, or gross irresponsibility. At other times, though, when that phrase is used it can really mean, “We’ve grown apart,” and that is something that can be addressed. When chemistry and high feelings fade, you can still choose love as a way of life, not as a duty but as an intentional mindset.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Attitudes and character can be confronted and adjusted.
  • As you strengthen communication skills and as you learn to monitor emotions well, lost love can be revived.
  • When you have lived together for a significant time, something other than good feelings has to guide you in your quest to find love, and that something is free choice.

Let’s Talk Question:

What good can come to a relationship when you realize that wonderful feelings are not enough to sustain a viable connection?

Nov 8, 2016

Description:

Sometimes when people say “that’s just the way I am,” it is a flimsy way of indicating a stubborn refusal to make needed adjustments. Being who you are is great...as long as you are honest with yourself about the motives and repercussions of your behaviors. In this podcast we will examine how stubbornness can hinder relational healthiness.

Something to Think about:

 

  • Every person has blind spots, meaning it is never a good thing to presume that change is unnecessary.
  • Healthy relationships are typified by “give and take” exchanges.
  • The more powerfully you insist upon being right, the less influence you have.

Let’s Talk Question:

Why do you suppose some people hide behind the phrase: “That’s just the way I am”?

Nov 1, 2016

Description:

Too commonly people manage tensions by going into a deep form of withdrawal that indicates punishment and contempt. While there are actually times when withdrawal can be a necessary tactic, it need not be accompanied by a message of rejection. In this episode we will examine how to find seek time for individual reflection even as relationship issues are in play.

Something to Think about:

 

  • If your withdrawal illustrates feelings of deep contempt, the relationship is probably in major trouble.
  • If you need time to gather your thoughts and feelings, you can choose to do so in a constructive fashion.
  • Controlling behaviors are likely to lead to out of control emotions.

Let’s Talk Question:

Why do you suppose some people use the tactic of punishing withdrawal? What is the common result?

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