265: RUN THE RACE

Sprinters are amazing at short bursts of energy for a short period of time. However, if your vows were anything like ours they had something like “as long as life shall last” (until death do us part, forever, etc).

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That is not a short period of time, that’s not until the next commercial break, or until this gets too hard.

Marathoners or distance runners know that they have to pace themselves.

They’re in it to run the race. For them to complete it they need know that…

  • Nutrition matters
  • Supporters are key
  • Planning makes a difference
  • Shoes and clothes will impact the results.

The same thing plays out in your marriage… instead of all of the different facets of a race, it’s knowing what is important for you to run the race.

These include your:

  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Physical Intimacy
  • Spiritual Intimacy
  • Recreational Intimacy
  • Financial Intimacy

In this week’s show Tony and Alisa talk about what’s you need to do to run the race as you view your marriage as a marathon not a sprint.

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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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