When we first started S.A.M. we sent out a survey that asked people why they thought couples got divorced. The top two answers were finances and communication. On this episode we tap into our relationship and discuss how we dealt with financial issues early in our marriage.
Sometimes we need that confirmation that it's okay not being okay. Not being okay doesn't mean that your relationship is over, sometimes it means we have some things to work on, and that's okay.
The only thing consistent with life is change. Change means a situation or circumstance has occurred, and now there is a requirement to adapt.
Is sacrifice real? Does it mean you are giving up a part of yourself or does it mean you're growing as a person?
Each individual has a unique perspective based on their experiences in life. Instead of making perspective a fact, take time to listen to the other person to better understand where they are coming from.
Is honesty a foolish notion, or a requirement for a successful relationship? Are there other factors to consider when it comes to telling the truth? Join us this week as we discuss what honesty means to us.
“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
Who would have thought that our parents actually knew what they were talking about? The realization that they were preparing us to be remarkable people and balanced spouses is a revelation in chaotic times.
It is difficult raising children in a society that isn't set up for them to be successful. Difficult doesn't mean impossible, so teach them self love, and no one will ever be able to take that away from them.
Life keeps us busy. We have to go here, we have to go there. We are always being pulled in different directions. It is easy to forget about your marriage and yourself. How do you reset your relationship? How do you take time for yourself and your marriage?
Picking the correct spouse is crucial to having a successful marriage. Before entering a marriage, you should be discovering and becoming comfortable with who you are. Knowing the difference between your real and trivial expectations is critical to successful relationships. Remember this process does not start once you get married, it should begin once you’ve matured enough to begin dating.
We all have things that get on our nerves. Sometimes pet peeves are worth bringing up, other times we have to learn to let it go. The key is understanding and accepting the difference.
Being the best version of yourself includes your physical and mental health. It is important to take care of your body inside and out. Having a supportive spouse makes hitting your goal easier. Health is mental, physical, and emotional, so make sure you’re observing them all. There’s no time like the present to present yourself with an option for tomorrow…..so take it!
Marriage is not a cake walk and being equipped with some needed tools can help jump start your relationship. Before you take the big leap, ask as many questions as you can. Tell the people you’re asking to be honest and don’t worry about sparing your feelings. The only way to be successful is to come to the table as equipped as possible, and prepared for a lifelong journey.
There are times when routines are needed, especially when you need to know what to expect. Sometimes, in marriage, routines set you on a path of not being aware of the other person’s needs and wants. Shaking it up helps create different adventures for relationships. Pay attention to the signs, and be intentional with your efforts to break up the routines!
5 years later, and the fire is still lit. We've seen a lot of change, a lot of growth, and opportunities to get better individually. Understanding that marriage is a process is the most critical element to a marriage standing the test of time.
We are all experts at our experiences. We should consider it an honor when we can help someone with something we have learned along the way. Personal evolution should always be at the foundation of your journey. By acknowledging your short comings, you will indirectly address many situations your marriage will face.
We understand that we may not see S.A.M.’s full potential in our lifetime. Our hope is that S.A.M.’s mission continues on even after we’re gone.
Change isn't always bad. Sometimes change means we're evolving into something new, something better, something greater.
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