Pursue unity quietly

President Roosevelt's "day in infamy" and Winston Churchill's "never surrender" are two famous speeches setting the tone for today's show. We share a story from our past that I’m simply calling, the great American meltdown of NYC! Today we pursue unity through a story.

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  • Perhaps the greatest scripture in the Bible about taking a timeout is James 1:19, “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”  
  • This is the essence of what it means to take a timeout.  
    1. This is yet another verse in Scripture we need to live out by taking a timeout when we get upset....
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Pursue peace crazy fast

Today is about understanding, perhaps, the single greatest thing you can do to decrease anger and increase intimacy! Pursue validation.

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(Here's a link to that precious girls GoFundMe page, who helps the elderly and gives them three wishes.)

What does it mean to validate? 'If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.’  1 Corinthians 13:3

Validating is really living out Matthew 7:12! You know how you want to be treated, so go ahead and grab the initiative and do it for your partner!  First accepting someone’s feelings...

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Pursue Healthy Reactions

That was some of the greatest one-liners from movie history edited by Burger Fiction! What does it have to do with today's show on Pursuing Healthy Reactions? Everything! We needed drama to set up understanding the drama in your communication.  Today is about finally discovering what's actually wrong with your relationship! Welcome.

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What's really the problem in your relationship?  As Al Pacino might say as Tony Montana from the movie Scarface, "Say hello to my little friend..." called buttons!  The problem is a miserable dance you get stuck in that exclusively deals with how you react when your buttons get pushed.

What are buttons "my...

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FLQ - separate churches and know it all 7yr olds

Could a couple go to separate churches and how do you handle a 7yr old know-it-all boy? All this today on Friday Listener Questions day!

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Voicemail question:
So again, my question is what is your thoughts about husband and wife going to two separate churches. We were going to separate he decided that he was going to go there. We didn't separate we work on our marriage and now we're back together, but now he wants me to fully commit to being there and I wish I was able to stay where we were since we were young.

Mia Albert
I’m at the dentist waiting for my seven-year-old, so I can’t call, but am hoping you will take my “FLQ” this way!!...

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Pursue incredible change!

“If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.” - Madeleine L’Engle

Today is day two of the Pursue Oneness series of podcasts. It’s the first of seven key strategies that will help you build the relationship of your dreams! And you’re going to hate this one! Because it is staring at you every morning in the mirror.

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Today is all about Pursuing Responsibility!

“If we commit ourselves to one...

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Week one of the rest of your life

Believe it or not we’re starting today, I bet you never thought I would do it! Pursue Oneness has begun! Today's topic is about goal setting, infamous issues and so much more! Plus, you get to hear what wicked crazy things we've got for you online!

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Week one of the Pursue Oneness online experience! It’s all about your goals, your health and your personality.

Why do goals matter? What kind of goals are we wanting them to type out?

The 8 Question Test that predicts divorce!  This matters because you need to know where you stand in your relationship. Don’t be afraid because knowledge is power! Take it online in this experience!

Now...

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Ever feel ripped off relationally?

Amy’s on a prayer retreat and I’m mad as all get out! Of course not about Amy being on a prayer retreat but about the ridiculous NFL football, sabotaging, ripped off, rigged, no good, liver licking...here’s a better rant for how I feel today about the two games over the weekend…cue Clark Griswold.

But at the end of the day, this is a relationship show after all. So I thought I might talk about what you can do when you feel ripped off emotionally by someone you love.

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When you feel ripped off relationally, what’s really going on? My guess is a massive button is getting pushed, probably something like feeling injustice, unfair, etc.  This is always your first goal when...

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FLQ - Tracking your spouse

Today I take a voicemail question about whether or not it's ok to track your spouse via their smartphone or is that simply a lack of trust. My answer is going to blow your minds! Or possibly not, depends on your mind I guess.

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No notes this time! But I cover tracking your spouse and some other great questions from the Facebook Live watchers!

 

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Anatomy of trust

Maya Angelou once wrote, “I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” Today we explore the anatomy of trust with Dr. Brené Brown...sort of!

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Dr. Brene Brown: Anatomy of trust:

Trust is built in the small moments.

Listening, paying attention to the person, noticing things and discussing them

Betrayal - choosing not to connect when you have the opportunity.

“To choose not to connect when the opportunity is there is a moment of betrayal…”
Definition of Trust: “Trust is choosing to make something important to you vulnerable to the actions of...

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Discovering the value of your personality

Here's a special treat! From the video archives here at Smalley Institute, we give you my father's session from Hidden Keys to Loving Lasting Relationships...discovering the value of your personality!

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