057: COMING HOME AGAIN

Sometimes we forget where we come from, why we married our spouse.

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We allow the distractions of the world: other people, our finances, our jobs-to chip away at the foundation of this specific relationship.

As Alisa traveled this past week I found myself having multiple conversations about marriage and relationships that reminded me that we need to come home.

We need to put protection around our marriages so that they are secure  I encourage you this week to think about coming home, to build up the walls of protection around your marriage so that it becomes truly extraordinary.

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  1. One thing I heard you guys mention briefly that I want to comment on is the topic of opposite-sex friends. When my husband & I got serious, this was something we talked about and agreed upon right away. (His previous wife had been unfaithful in their marriage and though I was faithful in my previous marriage, I had been constantly accused of cheating b/c I had male friends.) The “rule” we made is that we do not hang out w/ friends of the opposite sex unless our spouse is w/ us and it’s a group thing. We recently had a friend who mentioned his fiancee was going over to her male friends’ houses and would deliberately plan it so that he couldn’t go along. He was obviously suspicious and my husband told him that it was unacceptable and advised him to talk to her about it. (No shock that they are no longer together.) The point is, situations like that not only create opportunities for temptation & infidelity on one side, but it also creates jealousy and suspicion on the other side. It’s a no-win situation. I know that wasn’t really what the podcast was about, but it perked my ears up & I couldn’t resist putting in my 2 cents. 🙂

    Thank you, yet again, for another great podcast. I can’t tell you enough how much it has meant to me to be a part of the ONE community & how many times you say just the right thing to motivate me to try something new or communicate w/ my husband so that we can continue to strengthen & improve our marriage. There is a definite lack of that in society, it seems, and having someone care enough to put themselves out there and share their experiences in hopes of helping someone else really makes an impact.

  2. One thing I heard you guys mention briefly that I want to comment on is the topic of opposite-sex friends. When my husband & I got serious, this was something we talked about and agreed upon right away. (His previous wife had been unfaithful in their marriage and though I was faithful in my previous marriage, I had been constantly accused of cheating b/c I had male friends.) The “rule” we made is that we do not hang out w/ friends of the opposite sex unless our spouse is w/ us and it’s a group thing. We recently had a friend who mentioned his fiancee was going over to her male friends’ houses and would deliberately plan it so that he couldn’t go along. He was obviously suspicious and my husband told him that it was unacceptable and advised him to talk to her about it. (No shock that they are no longer together.) The point is, situations like that not only create opportunities for temptation & infidelity on one side, but it also creates jealousy and suspicion on the other side. It’s a no-win situation. I know that wasn’t really what the podcast was about, but it perked my ears up & I couldn’t resist putting in my 2 cents. 🙂

    Thank you, yet again, for another great podcast. I can’t tell you enough how much it has meant to me to be a part of the ONE community & how many times you say just the right thing to motivate me to try something new or communicate w/ my husband so that we can continue to strengthen & improve our marriage. There is a definite lack of that in society, it seems, and having someone care enough to put themselves out there and share their experiences in hopes of helping someone else really makes an impact.

    • Trish,

      You are so right and this is something that we will address again in an upcoming podcast. There has to be clear boundaries in regard to opposite sex friends because of the potential for temptation and ultimately pain.

      We’re happy to have you as part of the community. Every listener is important to us and your feedback and participation in the community benefits everyone.

      We look forward to hearing from you again.

      Alisa