Every Friday Sam Malone takes a break from his show's political focus to discuss with Robert Cossick the sanctity and beauty of marriage. The discussions are lighthearted and the advice is practical and encouraging. Listen to past discussions here, then join us each Friday at 8:35 CST for another great discussion.
For Better 'and' Worse || Brush My...Legs
#323: What if your marriage is definitely worse or less than desirable? Most people think there are only three options for a ‘worse’ marriage: Address it, Ignore it, Walk away from it. In the Hot and Heavy section we introduce a body brush into the formula.
Rat Race || Nothing But The Socks
#322: The term Rat Race implies an endless and pointless pursuit of something that results in a lifestyle that is exhausting and void of relaxation. The Rat Race is for the rats so, unless you are a rat you need to get out of the race and incorporate some downtime. We didn’t say you need to stop working hard, you just need to find regular time to slowdown a bit and invest in yourself, your spouse, and your family.
Leaking Water Balloon || Unwrapping Your Gift
#321: Water Balloon fights are a staple activity in just about every kid's life. Inevitably, there would be at least one balloon with a tiny leak. If you tried to throw that balloon the leak would tear open and the water would gush out and soak you.
Sometimes conversations with your wife is a lot like a leaking water balloon. She leaks out a little information and you passively listen. But then it happens, you choose to actively participate by asking a question and it’s as if you touched the leak. The slow stream bursts open and a deluge of information hits you like you’re standing in front of a fire hose.
Only the Lonely || Pilots & Control Towers
#319: As we head into Thanksgiving, there will be good food, good times, and possibly even a good nap. There will also be a spirit of thankfulness for our families and the other blessings in our lives. At least that’s how it’s supposed to go.
A survey of couples found 40% felt lonely at times in their marriage. Not because their spouse wasn’t there physically, rather because he or she wasn't present emotionally. When this happens, even in a room full of people, you can feel lonely and abandoned.
So, this Thanksgiving, let’s all take time to re-connect emotionally with our spouses.
I Love You...But || No Buts About It
#318: Exposing your ‘but’ the wrong way may generate a different reaction than you expected. The most common way to use your ‘but’ is to divert someone’s attention away from what you just presented them and get them to focus on what follows after you’ve exposed your but. To be clear, we’re not talking about your ‘B-U-T-T’, we’re talking about your ‘B-U-T’ While the first is a great thing to show your spouse in any situation, exposing the second can be disastrous. Here’s why…
Promises Kept, Broken, Renewed || Technically Speaking
#317: Marriages that fall apart mostly do so because a Promise or a series of Promises were not kept. While the broken Promise is an issue, the real issue is the misunderstanding couples have about the original Promise...the wedding vow.