A strong marriage provides the foundation for a strong family. It nurtures a feeling of security in the kids and stability to the family unit, which is why I believe that the best gift we can ever give to our kids is a happy marriage.
Whether we have been married for six months or, in our case, 22 years, there is always something we can do to strengthen our marriage. Today, we are talking with special guest, Becky Squire, about five areas of marriage that all married couples should address.
Becky is a wife, mother, writer, runner, and cheesecake-maker. She has a passion for writing, and tackles topics such as marriage, motherhood, family issues, and faith. She doesn’t shy away from controversy or plain and simple truths. She has been published in the Ensign, LDS Living, and a variety of media websites.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- The two types of intimacy that are vital to a healthy marriage and how to create more authentic intimacy with your spouse
- The difference between interdependence and co-dependence, why interdependence is essential, and how to develop a more interdependent relationship with your husband or wife.
- Why putting your spouse before your children, your job, and other aspects of your life is a good idea, and how to make that possible across all stages of parenting
- Why seeking validation from your spouse is not a good idea, and how to break out of that trap
- How to develop the skill of giving a “soft answer,” even if that is not your natural response to conflict or stressful situations
- Why developing self-worth is vital to cultivating a healthy marriage
CONNECT WITH BECKY:
- Find Becky and stay up to date with her latest articles on her blog, beckysquire.com
- Find her on Instagram
- Sign up for her new e-course: Marriage, Motherhood, and Me – Putting the Pieces Together (Use code Earlybird10 for $10 off until July 24, 2019)
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