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.
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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.
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