458: BETTER THAN YESTERDAY

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” —Charles Kettering

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A lot of people look at us (Tony & Alisa) and think this is just the type of marriage that we have – we got lucky. But there is nothing “special” about us. We have not always been happily married. We’ve been through the trenches.

We have been through seasons when we didn’t talk to each other because there was nothing to say. We didn’t put any effort into ourselves or our marriage for years.

457: 12 SEXY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” —Bobby Unser

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Do you want to have a fabulous Christmas season? We certainly do, and we want to equip you to take advantage of the season. Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.

We thought about what it would look like to build out the 12 days of Christmas as a community of married couples? Pick 12 days to romance your spouse this month – do one thing each day and it will be a remarkable two weeks.

456: BEING INTIMATE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

“The most wonderful time of the year.” —Andy Williams

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We initially set out to do this show about connecting sexually throughout the Christmas season, but as we heard from you guys we realized that this season throws many different types of weapons and all types of intimacy are under attack.

And you won’t connect well sexually if you haven’t already connected well emotionally.

455: EXPRESSING GRATITUDE

“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception in to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” —Dr. Robert Holden

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We’ve talked about showing thankfulness in other shows, but today we’re going to focus on the need we have as humans to express gratitude.

Do you know anyone who complains a lot? That could be any of us – there’s certainly plenty of tragedy today – but when someone chooses to acknowledge the positive around them, it may or may not impact the world, but it will impact the person.