491: MEDIA AND MARRIAGE: PART 2 — WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING?

Your diet isn’t only what you eat. It is what you watch, what you listen to, what you read and the people you hang around. Be mindful of the things that you put into your body spiritually, physically and emotionally.” —Anonymous

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Media is an array of platforms for messages to be distributed –  both good and bad (and sometimes odd). We need to be intentional about how we let media influence us and our marriages.

When we tune out of reality and tune our minds into mass-media, we are taking in thoughts about what marriage is supposed to be like. How arguments are supposed to resolve. How sexual intimacy should look like. And even on reality TV shows, this is not only not reality, but also a long cry from what marriage was designed to be.

490: ALCOHOL AND YOUR MARRIAGE

“Every action that we take impacts the lives of those around us. The question is are YOU aware of YOUR impact?” —Arthur Carmazzi

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If you only like to be intimate with your spouse after you’ve had a drink, you’re not alone. But you’re also not opening yourself up to experiencing the extraordinary in your marriage.

We’re not here to condemn or condone the consumption of alcohol. We’ve had seasons in our marriage where alcohol was a significant problem due to over-consumption, and then we pivoted towards abstinence, and now although we do not keep alcohol in our home, will occasionally share a beer.

489: MEDIA AND MARRIAGE: PART 1 — WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?

“You are what you listen to.” Alicia Keyes

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Media is an array of platforms for messages to be distributed –  both good and bad (and sometimes odd). We need to be intentional about how we let media influence us and our marriages.

Suppose a man named Tony came to your house every morning at 7am and tossed his previous days’ garbage across your living room. This would be obnoxious and a pain, but it probably wouldn’t hurt your property value long-term.

488: KEGEL TO BETTER SEX

“The hardest thing about exercise is to start doing it. Once you are doing exercise regularly the hardest thing to do is stop.” —Anonymous

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We’re not talking major exercise here. No deadlifts, no sit-ups, and you won’t even break a sweat. But this exercise is transformative, and the benefits extend far beyond incontinence and childbirth recovery.

We’re talking kegels.