074: DON’T STOP

There are times in our marriages when we just don’t have the energy or stamina to go on.

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Between family obligations, kids, work, outside actives, and the like we have nothing left.

It’s during these times that we need continue on with God as our guide.

Two emails came in this week that prompted us to share where we are.

One got Alisa fired up and the other was from a long time listener who has molded the podcast.

Both made Tony and Alisa realize that they won’t be stopping anytime soon.

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Remember back to your wedding day.  We’re not talking about just the ceremony and reception. We want you to remember how you felt.  Your marriage was going to last forever.  You were sure of that.  And then…reality set in.  You think you can deal with it, and maybe you can – for a while.  You still love your spouse, but it’s just not the same.  Is it just a part of life?  Do you let that fire die into just a smoldering pile of ashes? You don’t have to!

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3 thoughts on “074: DON’T STOP

  1. I have to say I am extremely glad you didn’t stop doing this podcast! A lot of what you have said has really struck a cord with me. This podcast where the email came through that got Alisa worked up. OMGosh! I could have written that when either one of my kids were young! We tried really hard to stay connected other ways but the sex was literally non-existent! Oh how many things I would have done differently knowing what I know now.

  2. Elizabeth, I think a lot of us would do things differently with the gift of hindsight. What matters is how we move forward when we become aware of our actions. Do we continue to make the same mistakes or do we chose to do things differently?

    I have to say that we are really glad that we didn’t stop either. This last year and a half has been incredible and there’s so much more in store for the ONE family.

    Alisa

  3. I know this is a very old episode of your podcast, and perhaps you touch on a similar subject again.. anyway thought I’d post after I heard you read the young mom’s email.
    I currently have a 2 year old and a 5 month old, so I feel I can relate.. my husband and I have always had a good sex life, both in quantity and quality. 🙂
    He is so tuned into me and my needs, and very considerate. During my first pregnancy, I had severe vomiting for over six months and when we had sex, it was because I had initiated. This created a pattern for us. Postpartum, I still initiated. Second pregnancy, I initiated.

    It got to where I had to raise the conversation, “Do you realize we only have sex when I initiate? If I don’t initiate, please don’t think I don’t want to be intimate. I feel tired and spent and completely uncreative, but I bet with a little flirting, I could get in the mood.” It doesn’t have to be a hard conversation.
    Also, some women have difficulty achieving orgasm while breastfeeding, and it’s discouraging.
    Anyway- maybe you guys will have a podcast down the road with the topic of wives always initiating during pregnancy and the newborn stage, (or maybe it’s the spouse with a chronic illness who ends up always initiating) and good ways to communicate with a spouse who takes picks not wanting to bother you, over sex 🙂

    Looking forward to the hundreds of podcasts left to go.