Hearts Unveiled: Nurturing Marital Intimacy Pt 2: Vulnerability Ep 153

Hearts Unveiled: Nurturing Marital Intimacy Pt 2: Vulnerability Ep 153 | The Marriage Coach
 

As we dive into AwakenYou in Your Marriage episode 153: Nurturing Marital Intimacy through Vulnerability, I’m thrilled to share a piece of my personal journey with you. This year is all about vulnerability (my word of the year), and I’m excited to be on this open, honest, and transformative ride with each of you.

On a creative note, my book project is back in full swing. I’ve recommitted to transcribing, refining, and shaping its artistic foundation. It’s a passionate endeavor, and though the final outcome is uncertain, the process itself is a beautiful journey of self-discovery.

Now, let’s talk about vulnerability in marriage. In this episode, we’ll explore what vulnerability is and why it’s crucial for our relationships. Drawing insights from Brene Brown, we’ll discuss emotional exposure, uncertainty, and risk.

We’ll delve into the barriers that keep us from being vulnerable and how to lay the foundation in your marriage for openness. I’ll share tips on noticing and warmly receiving your spouse’s vulnerability, fostering a safe space for intimacy to thrive.

Remember, vulnerable shares start small as you strengthen your relationship with yourself. Recognize your spouse’s responses and understand that your ability to expose yourself emotionally helps facilitate their vulnerability.

Building a safe place for each other is key. By practicing active listening, stepping into your spouse’s shoes, maintaining confidentiality, and checking in with your own feelings, you create an environment where vulnerability can flourish.

As I’ve moved through these steps personally, I’ve witnessed profound changes in my relationship. Building self-confidence enhances my connection with myself and strengthens my openness to share, regardless of others’ reactions.

If you’re longing for deeper connection and intimacy in your relationship, know it’s possible to re-connect. Join me for a Courageous Love Conversation, where we can explore your struggles, fears, and doubts and discuss the process of creating something extraordinary.

Here’s to vulnerability, intimacy, and the transformative power of love.

XOX,
Christine 

P.S. If you resonate with the episode or have any thoughts to share, I’d love to hear from you! Drop me a message or connect with our community on Instagram & Facebook. Together, let’s celebrate growth, love, and the journey towards our best lives. 

I am a marriage coach helping women and couples turn their loveless & disconnected marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by helping you figure out what it is you even want in your marriage because face it, it’s been a while since you’ve dreamed of what your future could look like. Once you’ve started to open up to what is possible together we create a path towards the marriage you crave.

If you feel sad and powerless about your marriage’s state of affairs, I’d love to chat with you about how you’re feeling and what moving towards something different could look like. Book your Courageous Love Conversation Inquiry Call today, and let’s talk about how to get started. 

From Tears to Triumph – Embracing Growth in Your Marriage Journey Ep 152

From Tears to Triumph - Embracing Growth in Your Marriage Journey Ep 152 | The Marriage Coach
 

I hope this message finds you well and thriving as we embrace the possibilities of a brand new year! 

I wanted to share something truly special with you – the latest episode of the “AwakenYou in Your Marriage” podcast is out, and it’s a deep dive into the theme of growth and transformation. In this episode, I open up about my personal journey over the past seven years, reflecting on the highs, lows, and the incredible transformations that come from committing to our own growth.

Episode Title: “From Tears to Triumph” – Embracing Growth in Your Marriage Journey

In this heartfelt episode, I share the pivotal moments that led me to take a leap into self-discovery and healing. From the challenges of vulnerability to the satisfaction that comes from staying true to our dreams, I explore the beauty of recognizing our own growth.

Listen in as I share a touching moment from this past Christmas, where the love, gratitude, and awe overwhelmed me, reinforcing the incredible impact of the growth journey. This is a journey of self-love, self-discovery, and building a relationship with yourself that lays the foundation for a thriving marriage.

Remember, personal development is a journey, not a destination. We can’t always see the changes within ourselves like a remodeled space, but the impact becomes evident during moments like the holidays, where we can truly appreciate the progress we’ve made.

If you’re feeling the nudge to make a change this year, I encourage you to tune in. Take that one step forward, commit to your growth, and let’s make this year a celebration of vulnerability and triumph.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible community. I believe in each one of you and the transformative power within your own journey.

Sending love and light your way,
Christine 

P.S. If you resonate with the episode or have any thoughts to share, I’d love to hear from you! Drop me a message or connect with our community on Instagram & Facebook. Together, let’s celebrate growth, love, and the journey towards our best lives. 

I am a marriage coach helping women and couples turn their loveless & disconnected marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by helping you figure out what it is you even want in your marriage because face it, it’s been a while since you’ve dreamed of what your future could look like. Once you’ve started to open up to what is possible together we create a path towards the marriage you crave.

If you feel sad and powerless about your marriage’s state of affairs, I’d love to chat with you about how you’re feeling and what moving towards something different could look like. Book your Courageous Love Conversation Inquiry Call today, and let’s talk about how to get started. 

Hearts Unveiled: Nurturing Marital Intimacy Ep 151

Hearts Unveiled: Nurturing Marital Intimacy Ep 151 | The Marriage Coach
 

I hope this message finds you well as we step into 2024 filled with opportunities for growth and connection. I’m excited to share a sneak peek of my upcoming podcast episode 151: “Hearts Unveiled: Nurturing Marital Intimacy,” where we’ll explore the key components to create deeper intimacy in your marriage.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Differentiation: Understand the importance of recognizing that you and your partner are unique individuals with separate thoughts and beliefs
  • Curiosity: Dive into the core of building intimacy by asking questions and cultivating a genuine desire to understand and explore each other.
  • Vulnerability: Learn how opening up allows your spouse to see into your core, fostering a profound connection.
  • Empathy: Understand that sharing dreams, pains, and joys builds trust and strengthens intimacy. It’s not about agreement but about understanding and reflecting back emotions.

As you embark on this journey to nurture marital intimacy, keep in mind that these components come together to build something truly amazing. While working on these aspects might not be feasible at the start, especially without going through the untangling process, the rewards are profound when both partners stand on their own feet, own their emotions, and work towards building a path back together.

To dive deeper into these components and explore what it takes to enhance intimacy in your marriage, don’t miss this episode. Subscribe to AwakenYou in Your Marriage to catch all the follow-ups as we delve into the steps to amplify intimacy. If you’re ready for the challenge and seeking a more intimate relationship, consider booking a Courageous Love Conversation

Let’s make this a year of growing closer to the one we’re with!

I am a marriage coach helping women and couples turn their loveless & disconnected marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by helping you figure out what it is you even want in your marriage because face it, it’s been a while since you’ve dreamed of what your future could look like. Once you’ve started to open up to what is possible together we create a path towards the marriage you crave.

If you feel sad and powerless about your marriage’s state of affairs, I’d love to chat with you about how you’re feeling and what moving towards something different could look like. Book your Courageous Love Conversation Inquiry Call today, and let’s talk about how to get started. 

Navigating the Aftermath: Unpacking Post Holiday Emotions Ep 150

Navigating the Aftermath: Unpacking Post Holiday Emotions Ep 150 | The Marriage Coach
 

As we step into the day after, I wanted to share some insights on navigating the aftermath of the holiday hustle in our upcoming podcast episode 150, “Navigating the Aftermath: Unpacking Post Holiday Emotions.”

In this episode, we’ll dive into:

  • Embracing the Letdown: Explore how embracing the post-holiday letdown can guide you through to the other side, creating a more fulfilling experience.
  • Managing Unrealistic Expectations: Learn how unrealistic expectations can impact your enjoyment and discover techniques to approach events from a place of acceptance and love.
  • Understanding Your Body’s Response: Delve into the various ways your body responds to post-event letdown, from the nervous system’s role to managing expectations and letdowns.
  • Setting Yourself Up for Success: Discover practical strategies to set yourself up for success both during and after events, including envisioning a positive future, creating a gratitude list, and prioritizing self-care.

If you resonate with feelings of emptiness, letdown, and exhaustion after events, this episode is tailored to help you understand why it might be happening and provide techniques to create a different, more positive experience.

As we navigate the day after Christmas, remember that it’s okay to experience letdown. By applying the insights shared in this episode, you can gain a better understanding of your emotions and move forward with the knowledge that a different, more fulfilling experience is possible.

If you’re interested in exploring these topics further, I invite you to tune in to our latest episode. Additionally, I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you typically handle post-Christmas experiences and any changes you might consider for this year.

Wishing you a day filled with self-discovery and growth.

 

I am a marriage coach helping women and couples turn their loveless & disconnected marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by helping you figure out what it is you even want in your marriage because face it, it’s been a while since you’ve dreamed of what your future could look like. Once you’ve started to open up to what is possible together we create a path towards the marriage you crave.

If you feel sad and powerless about your marriage’s state of affairs, I’d love to chat with you about how you’re feeling and what moving towards something different could look like. Book your Courageous Love Conversation Inquiry Call today, and let’s talk about how to get started. 

Navigating the Holidays: Boundaries, Expectations, and Intimacy Ep 149

Navigating the Holidays: Boundaries, Expectations, and Intimacy Ep 149 | The Marriage Coach
 

As we find ourselves amidst the joyful chaos of the holiday season, I wanted to reach out and share something special from the heart. 

In the latest episode of the AwakenYou in Your Marriage podcast, we embark on a journey through the intricacies of family gatherings, expectations, and the art of building deeper intimacy during this festive time.

What you’ll learn:

🎅🏻 Setting Boundaries Amidst the Tinsel:
Discover how to identify and gracefully set boundaries during family gatherings, allowing you and your spouse to navigate potential challenges with confidence and unity.

🎅🏻 Unwrapping Expectations:
I delve into the world of holiday expectations. Learn the importance of open communication with your spouse, understanding each other’s visions for the season, and finding common ground to build upon.

🎅🏻 Crafting Your Unique Holiday Traditions:
Explore the significance of creating your own traditions as a couple. From decorating the tree to sending out Christmas cards, we discuss how sharing these moments can strengthen your connection and build a shared narrative.

🎅🏻 Gifting Presence:
This episode offers practical tips on collaborative gift-giving, managing party expectations, and finding a balance that ensures both partners feel seen and cherished during this celebratory time.

🎅🏻 Conversations That Spark Joy:
Dive into the art of initiating conversations with your spouse about holiday plans, expectations, and desires.

Tune in Now for a Dose of Holiday Harmony: Navigating the Holidays: Boundaries, Expectations, and Intimacy

This holiday season, let’s turn the twinkling lights and festive moments into opportunities for deeper connection and shared joy. Join me on this special episode as we navigate the holiday landscape together, discovering the keys to harmony, understanding, and love.

Wishing you and your loved ones a season filled with warmth, laughter, and the magic of shared moments.

Supplemental episode:
Ep 45: Create Better Marital Communication By Considering The Start-Up

 

I am a marriage coach helping women and couples turn their loveless & disconnected marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by helping you figure out what it is you even want in your marriage because face it, it’s been a while since you’ve dreamed of what your future could look like. Once you’ve started to open up to what is possible together we create a path towards the marriage you crave.

If you feel sad and powerless about your marriage’s state of affairs, I’d love to chat with you about how you’re feeling and what moving towards something different could look like. Book your Courageous Love Conversation Inquiry Call today, and let’s talk about how to get started. 

Intimate & Honest Conversations with My Husband: Our Conflict Journey Ep 148

Intimate & Honest Conversations with My Husband: Our Conflict Journey Ep 148 | The Marriage Coach
 

Dive into the heart of our marriage! In this special episode, Jeff and I bare it all, sharing intimate details about our conflict journey. 

Tune in to discover:

  • Our family of origin stories and their impact on our conflict styles.
  • The motivation behind revamping our conflict resolution process.
  • Personal strategies we’ve employed to navigate our individual conflict styles.
  • The evolution of our conflicts and the ongoing work.

🔥 Plus, get an inside look into a real conflict that unfolded just a day before recording!

And don’t miss the golden nugget Jeff drops in the wrap-up—a game-changing piece of advice on addressing conflicts with love and reconnection.

Ready for an authentic peek into our marriage? Your front-row seat to the raw, unfiltered truth of marriage awaits!

AwakenYou in Your Marriage Podcast Episode Ep 148: Intimate & Honest Conversations with My Husband: Our Conflict Journey

 

 

I am a marriage coach helping women and couples turn their loveless & disconnected marriage into something better than they ever imagined possible. My process starts by helping you figure out what it is you even want in your marriage because face it, it’s been a while since you’ve dreamed of what your future could look like. Once you’ve started to open up to what is possible together we create a path towards the marriage you crave.

If you feel sad and powerless about your marriage’s state of affairs, I’d love to chat with you about how you’re feeling and what moving towards something different could look like. Book your Courageous Love Conversation Inquiry Call today, and let’s talk about how to get started.