"Having been married for only 3 weeks, we were just home from our honeymoon, unpacking, building our new life, and excited for our first home.

We were on track. We were headed toward our goals. We were right on schedule. I was a nurse and Kevin had just started his third year of medical school.

In an instant, it all changed. An explosion in our home initiated the scariest challenge ever given: the fight for our lives.

While Kevin was also injured, his recovery is often overshadowed by mine. Even so, he endured much pain as well, having:

• 35% of his body burned mostly to the 2nd degree.
• Some 3rd degree.
• 2 days in the burn ICU.
• 3 weeks hospitalized.
• 4 surgeries.

For me:

• 96% of my body was burned to the 2nd and 3rd degree.
(Chance of survival, slim).
• 2 weeks of a medically-induced coma.
• 3 months in a burn ICU.
• 2 months in a rehab hospital.
• 27 surgeries.

So, many other things... One day, we will talk about it all.

Words cannot articulate all of my feelings, but God...

He stepped in that day, exactly one year ago, and He’s been there every painful day since then."

-Kevin and Medley Bokun, a newlywed couple, shares their story in this episode and lessons learned from the first year of marriage. 

 
You can reach Kevin and Medley:
 
Stay in conversation with us on IG: @dearyoungmarriedcouple or on our website: www.dearyoungmarriedcouple.com
 
P.S. Here are the links to the marriage card decks we talk about in the episode:

"When we talk about scheduling sex, we’re not necessarily saying Tuesday at 9:07pm. Scheduling sex is looking at how frequently the two of you want to have sex and then saying, ‘Okay. What does it look like to start dividing up the week?’⁠"

This episode addresses the common debate around scheduling sex. Join in on the conversation we have with the amazing creators of One Extraordinary Marriage, Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo.⁠

Tony and Alisa recommended these resources for couples who want to work on their sex life and their marriage in general:

You can reach Tony and Alisa:
 
Stay in conversation with us on IG: @dearyoungmarriedcouple or on our website: www.dearyoungmarriedcouple.com
 
P.S. Here are the links to the marriage card decks we talk about in the episode:

When you constantly live in your adaptive self so that you don't have to risk being rejected, you might be safer -- but you might also be limiting yourself big time.

 

Today, we had the honor of interviewing our mentor and coach, Andrew Bentley. In this episode, he shares key insights for folks who aren't satisfied with settling and he gives practical tips for taking action now!

 

Andrew Bentley recommended these books for those just getting started with a dive into personal development:

Andrew says he has been on a "consciousness kick" lately, so he also recommends these books to folks who are interested:

You can reach Andrew Bentley via IG: @bentley238
 
Stay in conversation with us on IG: @dearyoungmarriedcouple or on our website: www.dearyoungmarriedcouple.com
 
P.S. Here are the links to the marriage card decks we talk about in the episode:

Your marriage deserves a retreat!

 

We can't wait to hang out with you at two upcoming events:

 

DYMC VIRTUAL MARRIAGE RETREAT:

  • This LIVE event is just around the corner, so be sure to register right away! August 14-15, 2021 - just $37
  • Learn 5 Communication and Conflict Resolution Tools
  • Talk Confidently about your Sex Life
  • Download the Workbook with all the Tools and Handouts
  • Interact with other Couples
  • Take a Custom Online Assessment for Your Marriage

DYMC COUPLES CRUISE:

  • June 14-18, 2021
  • We want to keep the cruise relatively small, so we will cap the registration. Sign up today and our travel agents will be in touch to collect a $200 registration deposit.
  • Depart from Miami, Florida on Monday, June 14th, 2021 on Navigator of the Seas
  • Visit Nassau, Bahamas and CocoBay, Bahamas!
  • Includes: Beautiful Stateroom, All Food, Tips, Tax, and Registration Fees
  • Includes: 4 Marriage Bootcamp Group Sessions with Adam and Karissa
  • Optional individual or couple's counseling with Adam, Karissa, or another counselor (limited slots available upon request - sign-ups start in 2021)
  • Optional Couple Massage and Other Couple Activities

 

E-mail us with any questions you have!

hello@dearyoungmarriedcouple.com

 

Here are the links for the two events. We can't wait to be with you!

DYMC VIRTUAL MARRIAGE RETREAT: August 14-15, 2020

DYMC COUPLES CRUISE: June 14-18, 2021

 

Ever wonder why your spouse doesn't receive your feedback well? In this episode, you'll learn lots of tips for how to make sure you're actually giving feedback and not criticism.

 

 

Our guests for today's episode are Aaron and Jocelyn Freeman of The Empowered Couples Podcast and authors of "The Argument Hangover".

 

 

They cover everything "Conflict Resolution" in this episode as they share helpful hints for the person giving feedback and also valuable tools for the person who wants to learn how to receive feedback better. In short, you'll learn how to fight smarter.

 

 

Aaron and Jocelyn recommended:

 
You can reach Jocelyn and Aaron via their website at: www.meetthefreemans.com 
 
 
Stay in conversation with us on IG: @dearyoungmarriedcouple or on our website: www.dearyoungmarriedcouple.com
 
P.S. Here are the links to the marriage card decks we talk about in the episode:

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