Relationship & Marriage Podcast

Listen in to Gil and Brenda for some refreshing conversation about your relationship. They’ll offer you tips that come from their experience of working with couples like you, and practical tools you can use right now. And the “Tingles” will tickle your emotional funny bone.

Tune in for some Tips, Tools and Tingles for your relationship.

Jan 19, 2021

S2 Episode 14 STEPDADS Stepdad to Stepdad Part 1

There isn’t a lot of information for stepdads out there. The content of this interview has been on Gil’s heart for over 18 years. As Brenda interviews Gil, listen in as 6 top questions are asked…3 are in this Part 1.

1. How to contend with the infamous “you’re not my dad!”

2. What is reverse betrayal?

3. Stepdads who demand too much too soon.

Although this conversation is directed to stepdads, their wives will benefit from this too. Gil shares feelings and thoughts that many men wish they could tell their wives.

ACTION STEPS:

Guys: Have an honest conversation with your wife about these topics. Which do you resonate with…and why?

Gals: Be quiet and listen. Do not interrupt… and listen. Do not be judgmental. Be loving. You are holding your husband’s heart. Be gentle. Put on the glasses of curiosity.

 

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Jan 08, 2021

S2 Episode 13 MARRIAGE The Husk of the Heart: What Are You Looking For?

 

A heart with a hard husk views the world with a negative sentiment. Gil and Brenda talk about breaking down the husk and how it affects our relationships: marriage, friends, coworkers, etc.

Positive or Negative: What lens do we look at our spouse through? If it’s been negative, how do we change it? How does that soften our own heart when we do that? Be aware. Be intentional.

What do you think? We’d like to hear from you! hello@gilandbrenda.com

Action Steps:

1. Look for ways your spouse/friend/whoever does or says something positive

2. When having a bad day, ask them for a word of encouragement (put pride a side)

3. Reciprocate and exchange encouraging words/acts.

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Dec 22, 2020

S2 Episode 12 MARRIAGE Hide and Seek Series #4 Vulnerability

This is the fourth podcast in a series of 4. Topics in the series: Identity, Connection, Trust and Vulnerability.  Each build on each other yet they stand alone too! May your relationship be challenged, and love and growth happen as you are encouraged!

“Being vulnerable in a relationship means allowing your partner to know you fully: your thoughts, feelings, challenges, weaknesses. It can be scary to show those sides to our partners out of fear of being judged.” … “This is how true intimacy is achieved. We are known, accepted, supported and loved.”

This is an important topic for Gil and Brenda. Although vulnerability often is interpreted as being weak, quite the opposite is true. It takes courage to be vulnerable. Couples who are vulnerable have a deeper level of intimacy and have a feeling of peace, confidence and safety in their relationship. Learn some new ways to be vulnerable in your relationship!

Action steps

1. If you got burned by being vulnerable, what would it take to try again?

2. By sharing your thoughts, feelings, challenges, and weaknesses how will that strengthen your relationship?

3. If vulnerability takes courage, what is one simple step you can take to me courageous for the sake of your relationship?

 

 

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Dec 08, 2020

S2 Episode 11 MARRIAGE Hide and Seek Series #3 Got Trust?

 

This is the third podcast in a series of 4. Topics in the series: Identity, Connection, Trust and Vulnerability. Each build on each other yet they stand alone too! May your relationship be challenged, and love and growth happen as you are encouraged!

Because of your family of origin, past relationships, or just life, your level of trust can be deflated. Violation of trust can lead to pain and confusion. Gil and Brenda talk about the importance of trust in a relationship. If damaged, how do you repair it? What are the two outcomes of trustworthiness? Couples who have high trust in their relationship can make choices, are valued and feel loved.

Action Steps

1.How can you create a high trust environment in your relationship?

2. Ask for what you want (without demanding) being assertive and humble.

3. If trust has been violated have a conversation about the roots of that violation. Is the past affecting the present? Gently ask, why they don’t feel safe.

(put on the glasses of curiosity, not judgement, blame or defense…listen!)

 

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Nov 23, 2020

S2 Episode 10 MARRIAGE Hide and Seek Series #2 Connection

This is the second podcast in a series of 4. Topics in the series: Identity, Connection, Trust and Vulnerability. Each build on each other yet they stand alone too! May your relationship be challenged, and love and growth happen as you are encouraged!

Connection vs Disconnection. This happens all the time in our relationships. Sometimes we don’t even notice. We all want connection but how do we get it? Gil and Brenda share the depths of what dis-connection looks like and what a couple does when they are experiencing connection. Being approachable, available and accessible is the foundation of a good connection. Get ready to use your hands as Gil demonstrates this subject in a way you’ll never forget!

Action steps:

1. Make a list: How do you feel when you are disconnected from your spouse?

2. Make a list: How do you feel when you are connected with your spouse?

3. Have this conversation with your spouse: (reminder: put on the glasses of curiosity. Do not go into judgement, blame or shame. You are honestly

asking so you BOTH can improve your relationship!)

How can I be more connected, what do I need to change/adjust?

 

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