Great relationships have grit: Passion and Perseverance
GRIT: firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck (dictionary.com)
An intense desire or enthusiasm for something. strong and barely controllable emotion. A thing arousing enthusiasm. The suffering and death of Jesus.
steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Other words for perseverance: persistence, tenacity, determination, staying power, steadfastness, purposefulness…
What does this mean for your relationship? Everything!
Tim and Nancy's story should inspire anyone about what it takes to stay committed to each other through "sickness and in health"!
Since 1979 I have lived with the consequences of a brain-based mental health challenge called bipolar disorder. Through these years I have experienced episodes of extreme mania, protracted periods of dark depression, as well as eruptions of psychosis.
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, a leading authority and herself a diagnosed bipolar, clearly expresses the effects of this brain disorder in her book, “Touched with Fire.” She wrote that bipolar illness “encompasses the extremes of human experience. Thinking can range from florid psychosis, or ‘madness,’ to patterns of unusually clear, fast, and creative associations, to retardation [slowing down] so profound that no meaningful activity can occur.”* This very succinctly and accurately describes how I have often experienced bipolar disorder.
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Today we are talking about sex, possibly one of the greatest gifts outside of eternal life God ever gave humankind! To help us with this conversation, Dave Willis of strongermarriages.com, is going to lend his expertise...and trust me, this guy has millions of readers, likes, and more.
Coming up next we talk about the 4 things every couple needs to know about sex.
About Dave and Ashley Willis (www.strongermarriages.com)
4 things every couple needs to know about sex
The health of your emotional relationship
If you don’t feel loved, you don’t want to show love
The specific things you are doing to kill your sexual intimacy
How you respond to your spouse matters.
Lack of affirmation
Here’s how you eliminate them
Start to validate each other
Lack of affirmation
Make a list of what you appreciate about your spouse (you can do this on our app)
Don’t wait till you feel like affirming your spouse, do it because it is the right thing to do. Your spouse isn’t pure evil!
Assume the best instead of the worst all the time
Each one of these fixes takes important choices. Stop acting like a victim and do the right thing regardless of whether your spouse deserves it.
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Initiate don’t hesitate… “So slide over here; And give me a moment; Your moves are so raw; I've got to let you know; I've got to let you know; You're one of my kind…”
“Honestly, do you really even need a list?” so said my 20 yr old daughter!
Be open to change and creativity.
Build excitement and anticipation.
Serve up a five star meal, meat and potatoes or a fast food meal.
Enjoy sex with him, because he truly desires your pleasure too!
Stop criticizing him for being a man, sex is not just for pleasure, it is also his way to bond with you and connect emotionally.
Leave the lights on for a possible change, men tend to be visually stimulated.
Plan sex. That’s right, talk with your husband and discover how many times he’d enjoy having sex in a month and what kinds of things he enjoys.
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How to survive the drive!
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