358: THE POWER OF AN APOLOGY

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past but you sure do change the future.” —Bernard Meltzer

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The year started off with us discussing the importance of emotional intimacy in your marriage.

This is how the two of you communicate and is the foundation for growth in the other five intimacies.

3 INTIMACY KILLERS YOU FACE ON A DAILY BASIS

New goals keep you focused on great things to come.

You look intently at the weight that is dropping each time you stand on the scale, at the alarm clock that will wake you up earlier to be in prayer, or at the attic that will get organized this time for sure.

Cleaning your house, dropping the extra weight, or changing a less than efficient behavior can take top billing on your list of things to change.

357: HONEST, OPEN AND TWO WAY LISTENING

“Communication must be HOT…Honest, Open and Two Way.” —Dan Oswald

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Do the two of you have time each week when you can connect with your thoughts and feelings? 

We spent many years of our marriage, probably the first ten years with little to no emotional intimacy.

355: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

“Traditions remind us to stop the busy cycle of life long enough to reconnect and build bonds.” —Sabrina Beasley McDonald

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It’s important for the two of you to have your own night before Christmas or Christmas Day traditions.

Something that you do together, a gift or an adventure that is about you as a couple.

The Motivation Manifesto (Hay House, Inc., 2014)

The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. We desire the grand liberties of choice—time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear.