Wire Talk

April 02, 2024

410: How Can I Be More Intentional in My Marriage?

Danielle from Intentional Marriages joins us today to share insights from over a decade of working with married couples. She offers practical ways couples raising young kids can connect with one another on a daily and weekly basis and shares hope for couples who are struggling in their marriage.

We hope you pick up one practical tip that helps you be intentional about prioritizing your marriage relationship today.

Episode Recap:

11:45 – Connecting with Your Spouse in Seasons of Busyness

14:30 – What Does a Daily Check-In Look Like?

15:50 – Pausing to Talk Through “The Story I’m Telling Myself…”

19:10 – Tigers Vs. Turtles

23:15 – You Need a Weekly Check-In

27:30 – Everything Else Is Scheduled, Schedule Sex!

31:30 – Get Help Before Your Relationship Is In Trouble

Resources:

Questions for Group Discussion:

  1. If you were to rank the health of your marriage today on a scale from 1 (on life support) to 5 (thriving) where would you put it?
  2.  Are you the “turtle’ or the “tiger” in your relationship? 
  3. What’s one practical thing Danielle mentioned in this conversation that you can put into practice this week? 
  4. When’s the last time you had a weekly check-in with your spouse?

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About Wire Talk

Wire Talk was created to encourage and equip moms throughout the challenging and life-changing journey of motherhood. Each week on the show Karen Stubbs offers godly, practical advice in response to listener questions about mom guilt, our children’s faith, work-life balance, potty-training, divorce, teenage dating, and more!

About Karen Stubbs

Karen Stubbs is a speaker, podcaster, author, mother to four adult children and grandmother to five (and counting!) In 2011 she founded Birds on a Wire Moms, a ministry created to equip and encourage mothers with practical biblical truth so they can parent with confidence.

When Karen was a young mother, her husband, Greg, served as a fighter pilot in the Navy. During those tough early years, as Greg served overseas, Karen grew in her reliance on God and gained a heart for mothers. Today, Karen is passionate about challenging moms to experience motherhood in the way God intended it for both them and their families.

Everything she does at Birds on a Wire Moms, from the small group curriculum and books she authors, to the Wire Talk podcast and live speaking events, is aimed at supporting mothers in the toughest job they will ever have: raising their children.

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