How We {Mostly} Stopped Arguing

In this week’s episode of the Crystal Paine Show, Jesse and I share among the classes we’ve realized in our nearly 19 years of marriage on how combat much less and talk with extra grace and depth.

We speak about sensible methods, private growth and progress, and the right way to strategy troublesome conversations that would probably result in battle and misunderstanding.

We additionally share some household updates — particularly about Baby D’s upcoming surgical procedure — after which we speak about what we’ve been studying, a program Jesse has been doing to maintain him accountable to well being targets, a enamel whitening package I’ve been loving, and extra!

In This Episode

[00:34] – Today we’re speaking about How We (principally) Stopped Arguing

[02:45] – This is an enormous week for us because it’s Baby D’s large cleft palate surgical procedure.

[09:06] – Jesse shares about what’s serving to him keep extra accountable to well being targets.

[13:32] – There are seasons for actually large audacious targets. And there are seasons for simply, properly these little nudge targets. So determining which season you might be in and what’s going to be finest for you.

[14:57] – A enamel whitening package I’ve been loving!

[17:21] – We share about books we’ve been studying.

[19:44] – Let’s speak about how we’ve stopped arguing — more often than not!

[21:50] – The greatest factor that has helped us is altering our perspective of God and His love for us! Oftentimes, we will get annoyed with our partner as a result of we count on them to offer us one thing that solely God may give.

[23:55] – If you don’t consider you might be absolutely beloved by God, it’s laborious to consider you might be beloved by others.

[25:28] – If you’ve pre-decided what your partner, what your youngsters, what your co-workers, what your neighborhood, your mates, consider about you, you gained’t be capable to actually hear what they’re saying.

[26:24] – We come from very totally different views and we course of the world very in a different way. Learning to see this as a present has helped our communication in an enormous approach.

[30:57] – Changing the way in which we strategy battle, harm, and misunderstandings makes such a distinction in permitting our conversations to be productive versus stuffed with tense and frustration.

[32:23] – I feel one other factor that’s been actually, actually useful for us, is simply prioritizing romance and enjoyable. Don’t overlook what drew you collectively within the first place.


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