Sometimes we indulge in emotional cupcakes in our mixed faith marriage. These are the little hits of dopamine we get when we prove a point or land a jab or point out an inconsistency. Emotional cupcakes are all about being right over being happy.
62. The Holidays
Many wonder how to celebrate a religious holiday if you don’t believe in the same religion. In this podcast I teach you a tool to help look at the holidays in a way to help your mixed faith marriage.
61. Role v Relationship
When a marriage is based in roles a faith transition can be very disruptive to the marriage. When a marriage is based on relationship a faith transition is not so bumpy. Here I explain roles versus relationships so you can evaluate your marriage.
61. Managing Your Spouse’s Emotions
When we are managing our spouse’s emotions it tends to be because we don’t want to deal with their emotional reactions and/or we think they should not experience negative emotions. However, trying to emotionally regulate our spouse is not the foundation for a great long term relationship.
60. The Angry Phase
In this episode I explore the angry phase in a Mormon faith transition. You may be surprised to learn that it’s not unusual for both spouses to have an angry phase. Here I give you some suggestions on how to handle your angry phase and your spouse’s angry phase.
Defensiveness is poison for your marriage. Here I discuss how to defend yourself without being defensive. I use real examples from a mixed faith marriage perspective.
58. Secret To Getting Along When You Don’t Agree About Church Stuff
The issues or sticky points in your marriage are often connected to deeper problems. In this podcast I give you a framework to apply to start to dig deeper and work on your marriage tough spots.
57. Listener Question- How to manage messages that create shame
Here I answer a listener question who is concerned about messaging their children receive that they consider shameful.
56.Intimacy Part II (Sex)
In this episode I address issues around sex my clients have brought to coaching calls. I offer an exercise to help you begin to address any sex issues you may have in your mixed faith marriage.
55. Intimacy (Part I)
Intimacy is not just sex, although sex can be part of intimacy. Here I explore the concept of intimacy and how a faith transition can bring up intimacy issues.