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May 30, 2017

Inevitably appeasement is the go to behavior associated with unhealthy people pleasing, and that is not a good thing. Yet, appeasement is not always wrong and it can be a necessary ingredient in a relationship that addresses unique needs and preferences. In this podcast we will distinguish healthy and unhealthy appeasement.

Something to Think about:

There are times when we each need to set aside our prefered ways in order to establish a companionable spirit.
When the other operates with an attitude of entitlement or insensitivity, a fair response is to establish your separateness.
Appeasement is appropriate when it is balanced with reasonable self-care.

Let’s Talk:

In what scenarios do you struggle to discern between healthy appeasement versus appropropriate self-care?

May 23, 2017

While most people understand that humility can be a good ingredient in the midst of conflicts, when tense moments occur, pride can take over. To have effective communication, your mindset needs to reflect an understanding of the others in your presence. In this podcast we will identify seven transformative truths that will guide you toward healthy conflict resolution.

Something to Think about:

  • No matter how right you may be, others still have a perspective in need of hearing.
  • Humble people stay away from condescending behaviors, favoring equality instead.
  • Your inner strength can transcend the tense mood of the moment.

Let’s Talk:

In what circumstances do you find humility difficult to enact? How would your influence increase as you truly embrace a humble approach to communication?

May 16, 2017

Most of us are hesitant to share our flaws with others. We know that as some people learn of your imperfections, judgment may ensue. But if you are going to know love in its fullest sense, it requires emotional vulnerability. The good news is that when you share the full you with the right people, you will be positioned to know authentic love.

Something to Think about:

When you reveal only the good parts of you, it implies a passive form of dishonesty.
Intimacy is built upon the belief of equality. While differ in our strengths and weaknesses, there is no need to play the game of one-upmanship.
As we embrace our humanity in its fullest forms, we are poised to know grace.

Let’s Talk:

To you, what are the advantages to being open and vulnerable about your humanity, even if it involves some risk?

May 9, 2017

When persons are engaged in an extra-marital affair they tend not to consider what will happen once the affair comes out into the open. In this podcast we will identify many of the ingredients that need processing once the affair is discovered. You will learn that the layers to the “emotional onion” are many and complicated, and the result can be a renewed commitment to sexual fidelity.

Something to Think about:

  • The discovery of what really happened during an affair is never easy and it foreshadows how difficult it will be to restore trust.
  • Each partner will have many emotional matters (some similar, some different) to address as they come to terms with the news of an affair.
  • Once an affair is out in the open, the ripple effect created tends to be much broader than originally expected.

Let’s Talk:

If there was an affair within your marriage, what do you think would be the most difficult issues to come to terms with?

Want more information on this difficult subject? Visit: The Affair Crisis Plan

May 2, 2017

Often when couples display differences they insist that the other should conform, when harmonizing would be the better alternative. Since it is illogical to insist that two people should think and emote exactly the same, this podcast will focus on ways to create harmony in the midst of differences.

Something to Think about:

  • Many people have a family history that so emphasized conformity that it is quite difficult to choose harmonizing.
  • Harmonizers begin with a mind of acceptance as they look for ways to merge lives with one another.
  • Patience is given priority as couples seek ways to blend.


Let’s Talk:

What would change inside your home if you sought conformity less and harmony more?

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