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In this episode, Matt & Jenn discuss the challenges when your spouse is OK with being just OK. We describe our personal journey toward growing together and some principles to guide your breakthrough toward deeper intimacy.
- Every marriage has gridlock issues where one spouse is quite content to maintain status quo and the other spouse desires growth and novelty.
- Fear is the fundamental reason that responders resist growth. To confront this fear, turn from dwelling on your fears and start to focus on reasons for hope.
- Pursuers, stop focusing on what is missing in your marriage and start focusing on your part in creating the dynamic that exists. If you want change, then change yourself.
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Intimate Covenant | Matt & Jenn Schmidt