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The best marriages have a teamwork mentality. Spouses serve each other, support each other, and celebrate each other. They tackle life together, and when one slips, the other gives grace. Husbands and wives can be vulnerable with each other because they know they rise and fall as one.

Do you want a marriage like this? On each episode of the Team Us Podcast, married couple Ted and Ashleigh Slater come alongside you and your spouse as friends and mentors. They talk openly, honestly, and humorously about the betters and the worsts of their marriage, sharing how grace, commitment, cooperation, and lots of laughter have kept them united over the years.

Whether you’re newly married and desire to build a strong foundation, or you’ve been married longer and your relationship needs a little TLC, you’ll gain practical, realistic ideas for strengthening your Team Us.

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The best marriages have a teamwork mentality. Spouses serve each other, support each other, and celebrate each other. They tackle life together, and when one slips, the other gives grace. Husbands and wives can be vulnerable with each other because they know they rise and fall as one.

Do you want a marriage like this? On each episode of the Team Us Podcast, married couple Ted and Ashleigh Slater come alongside you and your spouse as friends and mentors. They talk openly, honestly, and humorously about the betters and the worsts of their marriage, sharing how grace, commitment, cooperation, and lots of laughter have kept them united over the years.

Whether you’re newly married and desire to build a strong foundation, or you’ve been married longer and your relationship needs a little TLC, you’ll gain practical, realistic ideas for strengthening your Team Us.

    Why Right Now Matters to the Long-term of Your Marriage

    Why Right Now Matters to the Long-term of Your Marriage

    We all want to finish well as couples, right? We sure do!

    Well, it’s the daily decisions we make individually and together that influence how our marriages fare in the long run. Because of this, it’s important to be purposeful to live out the day-to-day in a way that positively affects the years to come.

    So how can we keep moving toward the finish line united? Listen in as we share why right now matters to the long-term of your marriage. You’ll hear how the choices you make today affect your relationship tomorrow, next year, and even a decade from now.

    2 Ways to Help You Finish Well
    1. Make today’s decisions with a long-term perspective
    2. Have a realistic view of your own weaknesses

    Us Time Challenge
    Visit a cemetery this week. Walk slowly through it and read the epitaphs. Think about your marriage as you do. What do you want those closest to you to say about your marriage when it’s wrapped up? What can you do now to help make that legacy a reality?

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    Team Us Resources:
    Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment, and Cooperation in Marriage
    FREE Team Us Study Guide

    Connect with Ted and Ashleigh:
    Website | Instagram | Facebook

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/Tanya St

    • 18 min
    What a Friendship Inventory Is and Why Your Marriage Needs One

    What a Friendship Inventory Is and Why Your Marriage Needs One

    Today, we’re talking about how the friends we keep make a difference in our marriages. It’s not only important that as couples we have community, but also that we’re purposeful in whom we bring into our confidence.

    So, we’re going to share what we call a “friendship inventory” you can do to make sure you’re confiding in the right people. It’s also a helpful tool to determine whether you’re being this kind of friend to others.

    Plus, if you’re struggling to even have the right people in your life, we’ll share some ways you can seek out these kinds of friendships.

    Friendship Inventory Questions:

    1.Does this friend esteem marriage?
    2.Does this friend view the opposite sex with respect?
    3.Does this friend build up my marriage and not just me?

    Ways to Develop Godly Friendships:

    1.Join a church that values marriage
    2.Get involved in that church
    3.Become members of a small group

    Us Time Challenge

    Take the friendship inventory to see how you’re doing at being a friend who esteems marriage, respects the opposite sex, and builds up your friends’ marriages. Think about ways you can do better.

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    Team Us Resources:
    Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment, and Cooperation in Marriage
    FREE Team Us Study Guide

    Connect with Ted and Ashleigh:
    Website | Instagram | Facebook

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/Nadya Ustyuzhantseva

    • 24 min
    How You and Your Spouse Can Better Parent as a Team

    How You and Your Spouse Can Better Parent as a Team

    We’ll tell you that having kids is well worth the effort. There’s nothing like it. We’ve found that God uses parenting to refine and change us in a way other things can’t. That said, parenting has been one of our most challenging team efforts yet.

    Sometimes the different upbringings and different personalities we’ve brought to our marriage complicate rather than contribute to and enrich our parenting. We’ve had to work hard not to allow these areas of difference to divide us.

    While we’re definitely not parenting experts, we’ve learned a few things along the way about how to parent together. So, listen in as we share three things you can do to better parent as a team.

    3 Ways to Better Parent as a Team:
    1. Appreciate each other’s perspectives
    2. Learn from each other’s approaches
    3. Actively support one another’s parenting choices

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    Us Time Challenge:

    We know that we don’t want to use our words to tear each other down. The thing is, we can actually speak words of life. Think of some specific ways you can encourage your spouse as a parent, and build them up in the eyes of your children.

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    Team Us Resources:
    Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment, and Cooperation in Marriage
    FREE Team Us Study Guide

    Connect with Ted and Ashleigh:
    Website | Instagram | Facebook

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/Oleksandra-Bezverkha

    • 24 min
    What You Can Do to Brave Sorrow Together in Your Marriage

    What You Can Do to Brave Sorrow Together in Your Marriage

    Sometimes we sit back and wonder how we made it through our weeping years. But here we are, still married, still friends, and still liking each other. It wasn’t easy to remain united when miscarriage, multiple job losses, debt, and a house that wouldn’t sell desperately fought to pull us apart. While an attitude of “us vs. the problem” helped, we realized we couldn’t stop with the idea of us against the world. We needed more.

    Today, we’re talking about how to walk together through the really hard situations, seasons, and losses that we experience as couples. We’re looking at what we can do to remain a strong team during them. So, listen in as we share three practical things you can do to better brave sorrow together in your marriage.

    4 Ways to Brave Sorrow Together:

    1. Refuse to play the blame game
    2. Face defeat together
    3. Allow freedom to grief differently from each other
    4. Point each other back to God’s character

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    Us Time Challenge:
    Make a list of the ways God has been faithful to you as a couple. Tape it to your fridge or bathroom mirror as a reminder of His goodness even in difficulty.

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    Team Us Resources:
    Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment, and Cooperation in Marriage
    FREE Team Us Study Guide

    Links Mentioned in This Episode:
    Braving Sorrow Together: The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life Is Hard

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    Connect with Ted and Ashleigh:
    Website | Instagram | Facebook

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/Rudzhan Nagiev

    • 24 min
    Why You Need a Lighthearted Marriage and How to Get It

    Why You Need a Lighthearted Marriage and How to Get It

    For us, laughter and a sense of levity or lightheartedness has carried us through the years. Laughter has been, as Proverbs 17:22 says, “good medicine” for us. But laughter isn’t something that comes easily for all couples.

    While we’re not experts on why other couples struggle to laugh together, we do know one of the reasons we can. It’s because we make intentional efforts to live out our marriage with unburdened hearts.

    An unburdened heart is a lighthearted heart. Why? Because it’s one that’s not weighed down by grudges. It’s challenging to feel lighthearted and at ease in a marriage, if we’re keeping tallies on each other. If you want a lighthearted marriage, too, listen in as we share three guiding principles that we’ve found helpful.

    3 Ways to Have a Lighthearted Marriage:

    1. Practice the 49 percent/51 percent policy
    2. Serve with no strings attached
    3. Have a common enemy

    Us Time Challenge:
    Actively look for an opportunity this week to give in on something small with your spouse. Put into practice our 49 percent/51 percent policy and see what happens.

    Team Us Resources:
    Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment, and Cooperation in Marriage
    FREE Team Us Study Guide

    Links Mentioned in This Episode:
    The Benefits of Laughter article from Psychology Today

    Connect with Ted and Ashleigh:
    Website | Instagram | Facebook

    Episode Image Credit: Getty/Cosmaa

    • 25 min
    How to Embrace Conflict in Your Marriage as an Adventure, Not a Threat

    How to Embrace Conflict in Your Marriage as an Adventure, Not a Threat

    Bilbo Baggins once referred to adventures as “nasty disturbing comfortable things that make you late for dinner.” In some ways, he’s right. Adventures aren’t simply exciting, thrill-seeking activities. They stretch us in ways that force us to change.

    What does this have to do with conflict in marriage? Conflict is often uncomfortable and inconvenient. It disturbs our status quo and can even disrupt dinner plans…or gasp!…date nights. We often react like Bilbo and think, “Sorry, I don’t want any conflict, thank you. Not today.”

    But it’s important that we work through conflict in healthy, team-building ways. When we choose to put our marriage’s long-term health and mission ahead of our individual agendas, it’s well worth the effort. Not only are we strengthening and deepening our relationship, but we’re also ultimately choosing to reflect Christ.

    Listen in as we talk about conflict as an adventure, how to face your disagreements with a team-first perspective, and why your timing in resolving issues matters.

    Strategies for Facing Conflict as a Team
    1. Embrace conflict as an adventure
    2. Trade a me-first perspective for a team-first perspective
    3. Choose carefully how and when to work through conflict

    Us Time Challenge
    Think back to when you went on an adventure together. Talk about what was hard, but how you worked together to overcome the challenges. Discuss how that brought you together. Then talk about how you can apply some of the things you did to how you face conflict now.

    Team Us Resources:
    Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment, and Cooperation in Marriage
    FREE Team Us Study Guide

    Links Mentioned in This Episode: The Hobbit

    Connect with Ted and Ashleigh:
    Website | Instagram | Facebook

    • 27 min

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I love these two and the way they share. My wife and I listen together and learn every time. Please make more soon! God bless.

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