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Team Us

with Ted and Ashleigh Slater

What You Can Do to Ruin Your Marriage

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On this episode, we originally planned to share with you safeguards you can put in place to protect your marriage. But, as Ted says, that’s been done—a lot! So instead, we turn the topic on its head and discuss what you can do to ruin your marriage.

Listen in as we share four things you might be doing to hurt your relationship. You’ll hear why each of these is destructive and why we definitely don’t recommend doing them!

4 Ways You Can Ruin Your Marriage {We Don’t Recommend Them}

  1. Have close friends of the opposite sex
  2. Stop communicating and start burying issues
  3. Focus on the negative
  4. Stop connecting

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Focus on the positive in your spouse, and be sure to share with them what you see!

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February 14, 2023
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Ted and Ashleigh first met in Chesapeake, Virginia in 2001. In December 2002, they said, “I do, of course!” Since then, they’ve lived in five more states and celebrated the births of four daughters. Both have master’s degrees in Communication from Regent University, and over the years they’ve served as premarital mentors for engaged couples.

Ted’s a website developer, and Ashleigh is the author of the books Team Us: The Unifying Power of Grace, Commitment and Cooperation in Marriageand Braving Sorrow Together: The Transformative Power of Faith and Community When Life Is Hard.

Ashleigh has also written for publications including, Focus on the Family Magazine,, and HuffPost.

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