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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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Sign up today for the free Smalley animal personality online course! Here's what you receive:

  1. Free online assessment of the Smalley Animal Personality Test (Lion, Otter, Golden Retriever, Beaver)
  2. Classic video from Dr. Gary Smalley on discovering the value of your personality
  3. In-depth lesson content to help you better understand each other
  4. The personality relationship dynamic report where you can discover key issues for every conceivable personality match
  5. And it's all free!
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The story before 'I have a dream'

We were reminded of a story from MLK's life that was a pivotal moment.  A moment he often went back to in times of suffering or exhaustion.  Today we talk about that moment and what it means for your relationship. 

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Interesting Facts about Michael King Jr…we mean Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. His name was originally Michael, not Martin.  His father was also Michael King, hence why Martin Luther King Jr. was originally named Michael King Jr.  However, after a trip to Germany in 1931, Michael King Sr. changed his own name in homage to historic German theologian Martin Luther.  Michael King Jr. was two years old at the time and King Sr. made the decision to change his...
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FLQ - Abandoned for Europe and a tick story

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Distraction of the Day:

Back to the Future has gotten it right once again! Nike has something new arriving February 17th and I must have it! Any guesses as to what it might be? Find out by listening to the podcast to the very end.

Honoring News of the Day:

Mom Adopts Baby And Learns She Is Her Adopted Son's Biological Sister

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Question #1
Hi, so about a month ago. My husband told me that he didn't think our marriage was working and very quickly. He would go through the steps of getting a divorce, and he finally agreed to talk to a marriage counselor, and he also decided that he needed to Move out at this point today. I know it is. He has booked a trip for himself to Europe and a few weeks. So just...

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Strength: a lower body relational workout

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
― Albert Camus

You’ll never guess what today’s show is about! We’ve got a lot more quotes like those for you today and they all have to do with the third New Year workout for your relationship...strength and speed. You get a great lower body workout today!

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Distraction of the Day:

Back to the Future has gotten it right once...

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Mindset: the ultimate upper body workout for love

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”  Your mindset needs a workout big time. Because you allow a lot of “dirty feet” walk around up there and it’s gotten messy! Today you’re getting the three keys to the greatest upper body workout for your relationship mindset ever!

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Honoring News of the Day:

Woman Is Brought To Tears By Thank You Note After Act Of Kindness In Grocery Store

 

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The upper body workout! Three exercises you want to change your mindset:

  1. Take ownership
    1. It’s about me. What can I change?
    2. You can’t control the other person anyway, save your energy for your own needed changes.
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Exercise #1: Strengthen Your Core for Conversations

It’s all about your form is the title for the first show in our “Get Your Relationship Back in Shape” series to kick off 2019. This special New Year’s program will go four days and each episode will be a simple exercise you can start immediately to get your relationship “six pack” real nice! For today, the word of the day is “hark”. There will also be a brand new online experience to go along with this special series!

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Honoring News of the Day:

“Regardless of the reasons, 29% decline in suicide rates is equal to the survival of roughly 2.8 million people over the course of the last two decades – and that is certainly no small step for mankind.”

However,...

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FLQ - Failed nudity and trust

It’s Friday Listener Question day! On today’s show Amy and I get confronted through the voicemail hotline about our views of nudity then Kirsten left a message on wanting to help a friend, who has a history of being hurt, find trust again.

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Honoring News of the Day:

Former Homeless Man Becomes London's Top Bus Driver

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Aaron - Need to better understand the culture of nudity in France.

  • Well, you won’t believe what we found!
  • Au Naturel by Stephen L. Harp (LSU Press)
    • Naturism, Nudism, and Tourism in Twentieth-Century France
      Each year in France approximately 1.5 million people practice naturisme or...
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If every couple could have a marriage like Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos shared on Twitter today that they are ending their 25 yr marriage. But they sound so happy! What in the world is going on? We investigated it for you and have some answers. But today’s show is about why your marriage should be like the marriage Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos described in their divorce announcement! There are literally 8 things stated in the tweet that every couple would dream of experiencing in their marriage.

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Honoring News of the Day:

Former Homeless Man Becomes London's Top Bus Driver

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Jeff Bezos announces divorce from MacKenzie Bezos after 25 years together.

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God, Football and brain dead

“It’s not my life, it’s not the biggest thing in my life. My faith is.” On today’s show we will uncover the truth of who made that quote and why it matters to you at the beginning of 2019. We also share the story of a man who was braindead for 48 hrs and the miracle that happened next.

Transform Your Marriage in 31 Days for only $31 dollars! We took the guesswork out of "what can help" and created for you an experience where we "drip" our most important education, devotions, and date night inspiration to you each week.

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Honoring News of the Day:

Nebraska Dad Wakes Up After Being Declared Brain Dead By Doctors

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Here's the link to Trevor Lawrence's interview on YouTube. Today's discussion is about his video, which you will hear on the podcast when we discuss:

  1. What's your identity
  2. Don't turn your marriage into an idol
  3. My (Michael)...
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