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.

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.

356: GOING NEXT LEVEL

“Think as BIG as you possibly can and base what you do, how you do it and who you do it with on succeeding at that level.” —Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

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If the two of you don’t have a vision for 2017, it’s going to look a lot like 2016.

As you look ahead you need to know what areas of your marriage you want to focus on?

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.

353: I’M FINE

“Sometimes all you do is smile. Move on with your day, hold back the tears and pretend everything is OK.” —Anonymous

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The holiday season is a busy time of year.

You are are pulled in many directions and feel overwhelmed with the responsibilities of job, family, kids, volunteering, Christmas parties, and everything else that is on your plate.