Join Angilyn and Nate Bagley as they capture the real-life stories of amazing LDS couples, and learn the principles and tools of how to have an incredible Eternal Marriage from LDS marriage experts. If you want a marriage that makes you look forward to eternity... this show should be in your feed!
E49 - Continuing the Porn Conversation with Dr. Cam Staley
We need to have more compassion and understanding in our marriages - for ourselves and for our partner.
There are a lot of things that enter our relationships from our pasts. We need to realize that it is going to take some time to perfect this dance. Sometimes they’re going to step on your toes, and sometimes you will step on theirs. When we do that, let’s try to give each other some feedback and support.
It can quickly turn to blame and anger - ‘you stepped on me and that really hurt!’ Most often there is not malicious intent, yet people still get injured. We get hurt and our expectations get betrayed. There is a lot of emotion and discomfort and fear. It’s here that we need to start from a place of, ‘my partner is probably doing their best even though they aren’t a great dance partner yet. Maybe I’m not a great dance partner yet either! I thought I had all the moves and I don’t. How can we learn how to dance together?’
— Dr. Cameron Staley
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"Seldom are we broken. There’s just something we haven’t yet learned that would allow us to be more free. The courage to pursue a truer view is rewarded with the joy of living in greater truth." - Jennifer Finlayson-Fife
E48 - Off Balance On Purpose | Learning to juggle all of life's roles with Rachel Nielson from the 3 in 30 Podcast
"I felt like the Lord was telling me, ‘I created you the way you are for a reason. You have these gifts and these desires and these skills because I put them there in you. It’s not wrong to follow those. In fact, it’s fulfilling the measure of your creation.’
I do believe that it is a parent’s (both a father’s and a mother’s) primary responsibility for the nurture of their children, and a huge part of that is finding nurturing opportunities for them. I’m the facilitator of the nurturing and the education that happens in my children’s life. I do not have to be the only one doing the nurturing."
— Rachel Nielson
E47 - "Our Way" Marriage Plan with Jonathan Sherman, LMFT | The vital importance of premarital and early marital counseling
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" - Benjamin Franklin
"Why isn’t this something that more people do? They think they don’t need it. They say, 'Oh, we don’t have any problems.' It’s the stigma and mindset that counseling is only something you do when you’re screwed up.
You don’t need to have problems to go to premarital counseling any more than you need to be stupid to go to college. A prevention mindset says 'Hey, I’d like to know what it is I don’t know.'" - Jonathan Sherman, LMFT
E46 - An Antidote to the "Almost Life" | Tapping into your Super Human Nature with Seth Ellsworth
"Buried in your humanity is a jewel - a gift from God. It is the strongest force in your life. There is no stronger force that you could use for good in your life then this:
Your human nature has one single motive - to fight for what it deems as normal.
It will fight to a degree that you cannot win. So, what do you do?
Redefine what’s normal.
All of a sudden, your human nature will work FOR you, instead of against you. This idea of controlling and creating what is normal is everything." -Seth Ellsworth
E45 - Balancing Sacrifice and Self Care with Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks
“We often think of Christ’s life as the ultimate sacrifice - which it is - but we overlook that He practiced self care. He took time alone, He napped, He ate, He would be with people and then would take time away.
We have to balance that.
If we don’t invest time in developing our sense of self, we can’t be ‘self-less.’ We wouldn’t have anything to offer.”
- Dr. Julie Hanks
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Great podcast - I do a lot of commuting and this one is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Love the variety of topics, great guests, really great insights. Nice work.
Episode 41 Changing the Narrative Around Pornography with Dr Staley is a game changer!
Yes!! This is the next step into the light of understanding that will help to heal so many who are struggling and stuck in an endless cycle of shame. I’m a member of the church who has been married for 26 years. 25 of those 26 years were filed with marital struggles and strife. About a year ago I was finally able to begin to understand that the root of it all was the trauma I had experienced as a very young child. The results of that trauma included my brain keeping me safe by disconnecting and shutting off emotions. I am now on a healing journey and am learning more everyday about the power of feeling and addressing our emotions. Thank you so much for all of your podcasts and especially for this one. I love that you challenge the status quo of erroneous thinking that has kept us in the dark for so long! Do you guys have transcripts of your shows? I’d really like to have one for this episode.
I love this podcast a lot. I think if there’s anyone out there that wants to feel the Spirit and learn about marriage in a practical way, this is such a great way to do it. I love how they talk about technical ideas to better the marriage relationship, much greater than only “centering God in your life,” which, granted, is quite important to do. Thanks, Angilyn and Nate. I really appreciate the work that you do.