Marriage can be really hard. You start out so in love and excited but over time the daily strain of work, home, and parenting makes it challenging to connect with your spouse the way you used to. Add a global pandemic on top of that the strain is just overwhelming.
My guests Brent and Janis Sharpe are both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists who have been married for 42 years. They are passionate about helping couples have healthy and thriving marriages even in the hardest of times.
Most marriages are dealing with malnutrition. They’re feeding everything else in their life… all the demands of children, the demands of taking care of a house, the demands of their job. And by the end of the day, they’re just spent and they don’t have much energy to move back towards each other. So finding little ways that we can move back towards one another and care for each other is significant.
We talk about healthy habits that we start right now to give our marriages a boost and they aren’t what you might expect. What is so encouraging about the tips they share is how simple and small these habits are and the big impact they can make.
Connect with Brent and Janis:
- Brent and Janis’ book: The Making of a Marriage
- Keeping Your Marriage Healthy While Sheltering in Place [BLOG POST]
- The Care and Feeding of Your Marriage [VIDEO]