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Jul 25, 2017

Some families suffer emotionally because sports participation can create exaggerated, harmful emotions. At its best, sports can create a welcome diversion from the hum-drum elements of life. But at its worst, sports participation can reveal an emptiness of the soul. In this podcast we will examine how to keep sports participation in check so it remains a positive addition to family life.

Something to Think about:

  • Aligning with a sports team is often associated with the need to feel superior over others.
  • Whether consciously or not, some people use sports to take their minds off the painful aspects of life.
  • A balanced approach to sports includes the realization that it is only one of many ways to find relief, happiness, and connection.

Let’s Talk:

What are some examples of episodes illustrating a lopsided approach to sports participation? What would you say is needed in those episodes that would lead to a more balanced life?

Jul 18, 2017

Any marriage or family can be vulnerable to major problems that could be “game-changers.” When a seminal event happens creating questions about the viability of the relationship, that is a time for deep introspection. Rather than running with a “woe is me” mindset, you can be poised for thoughtfulness as never experienced before.

Something to Think about:

  • If you have put a disaster into play, it is time to approach life with humility leading the way.
  • Disasters usually require submission to accountability and soul searching.
  • When major problems arise, it is time to make adjustments in your influential relationships and priorities.

Let’s Talk:

What is the best adjustment that could arise as a result of a major disaster inside your primary relationship?

Jul 11, 2017

Bitter people inevitably have a legitimate reason to feel angry, but over time, the anger becomes so toxic it greatly inhibits that person’s quality of life. While no explanation may suffice as you try to make sense of an injustice, you still have choices regarding your long-term emotional disposition. In this podcast we’ll zero in on seven choices that can keep you from the acidic effects of bitterness.

Something to Think about:

  • Bitter people operate with such a strong sense of justice that it clouds personal well-being.
  • By discerning the appropriate elements inside your anger, you can be positioned to have clearer boundaries.
  • The potential for bitterness can prompt you to focus on the higher priorities in your life that will bring peace.

Let’s Talk:

When something goes really wrong in your life, how can you manage your anger in such a way that it will not turn into bitterness?

Jul 10, 2017

Once controllers admit their secret struggle with insecurity, they will need to take stock of what lies within their personalities. Chief among their struggles is hidden fear. The fact that they insist others must conform indicates they feel threatened by behavior contrary to their preferences. This trend can change, but it begins with self-awareness and honesty, as this podcast will address.

Something to Think about:

Controllers like to be in the dominant position, a sure sign that they fear being “just” equal.
Change can occur as controllers realize how much self-induced stress comes along with their efforts to contain others.
To be less controlling, it is necessary to identify specific traits that are better alternatives.

Let’s Talk Question:

For you to be less controlling, what shifts in your thoughts would lead the way? How would your world become more pleasant as you minimized the need to control?

Jul 10, 2017

When a person acts consistently controlling, behind the scenes is a deep insecurity driven by fear and apprehension. Yet these people often operate with such a low level of self awareness that they cannot admit this obvious truth. Your task, as one who relates with the controller, is to keep your composure, not allowing the other to set your emotional pace.

Something to Think about:

  • Controllers fear being deemed unnecessary.
  • Rather than allowing for differing thoughts and perceptions, controllers must appear to have all the knowledge needed to live with balance.
  • Your ability to respond well to the controller is in direct proportion to your own awareness of your’s and the other’s emotional patterns.

Let’s Talk:

When you feel controlled by someone else how do you get drawn into that person’s dysfunction?

Jul 4, 2017

While love includes a feeling component, it is much deeper than the mood of the moment. Infatuation can emphasize tender affection to the neglect of other matters such as lifestyle responsibilities, money habits, and emotional maturity. In this podcast we will identify six primary ways to build love on ingredients that move a relationship far beyond the infatuation stage.

Something to Think about:

  • When love builds, it is best to accompany it with a patient attitude.
  • Friendship love, and it attending lifestyle adjustments, is more reliable than feel-good experiences.
  • While love does indeed include an emotional component, reason needs to be firmly in place too.

    Let’s Talk:

As you have aged, how has your understanding of love matured?

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