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Connection Crisis: The Power of the Available Spouse

March 05, 2024
00:00 28:18
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In this episode, we're discussing what it means to be "aptly available" in a marriage. I outline five keys that can help take a marriage to the next level for couples already present and engaged in their relationships. I emphasize the importance of intentionality, curiosity, vocalizing appreciation, time-blocking, and praying together. Plus, I'm sharing some personal anecdotes and practical advice to help couples strengthen their connection and move from being just available to being "awesomely attentive."

**Key Points:**
- The meaning of "apt" and how it applies to marriage.
- The importance of intentionality in maintaining a strong marriage and avoiding complacency.
- Staying curious about each other, vocalizing appreciation, and time-blocking to ensure quality time together.

The episode ends with a powerful affirmation for prioritizing marriage intentionally and putting in the work to maintain a successful relationship.

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Resources and Links in this Episode: 

Take My Free Quiz: How Connected a Partner Are You 

Ep 119: Connection Crisis: The Absentee Spouse

Ep 117: Connection Crisis: Apathy - When Love Grows Cold

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Meet Your Host
Dana Che is the founder of Thrive Relationships, where she serves as a marriage and relationship coach and host of the Rebuilding Us marriage podcast. She also serves as a preaching pastor at her church. Whether in the church or on her podcast, Dana's mission is singular: to help people rebuild their relationships through the grace and guidance of the Lord.

On Rebuilding Us, she is known for her graceful candor, humor, and her encouraging yet challenging advice. Dana holds a B.A. in communication from Regent University. She has a fierce passion for fashion and a fiercer passion for truth. She shares her life with Shaun, her loving husband of over twenty-five years, their four amazing children, and their “multi-cultural” dog in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

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