527: WALKING OUR FAITH: PART 3 — ACTS OF LOVE

“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness.” —Napoleon Hill

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What do you think of when you hear “acts of love”? 

For some, it means sacrificing your comfort and loving in a way that your spouse needs even if it is different from your own. 

526: INTIMACY REQUIRES VULNERABILITY

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have NO control over the outcome.” Brene Brown

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Vulnerability is the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Having the confidence to expose a part of ourselves, be it physically or emotionally is not easy. Knowing that you are exposing yourself to the point that you could be harmed by the person that we are sharing ourselves with, like our spouse, takes a great deal of trust.

525: WALKING OUR FAITH: PART 2 — BELIEFS ABOUT SPIRITUAL INTIMACY

“One difficult conversation is better than a bunch of conversations that avoid the truth.” Anonymous

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As you continue to walk your faith, it’s important to begin talking about beliefs around your spiritual intimacy as a couple. 

No matter what your faith journey is or has been from this point, there can be struggles around faith beliefs as you experience life and marriage through the years. 

524: WHEN REJECTION HAPPENS

“Often when you are rejected you think that you are not good enough. The truth is that they weren’t ready for all you have to offer.” Anonymous

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Rejection in marriage is one of those sticky areas that no one likes to talk about. The subject is uncomfortable but we need to change that because 77% of the ONE family feels like they have been rejected by their spouse at one time or another. 

That’s a significant number of people that have felt the pain of rejection. Many times rejection in marriage can start small and may not seem like anything big but it can then quickly grow into a whole dark cloud in your relationship.