"If you’re hesitant in moving forward with your relationship because it might take away from your degree, then you might need to take a step back and think about several other things going on in your relationship.⁠

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When you make the decision to get married while in school, you have to make it as a team. You need to have the mentality that says, ‘I’ll be there for you.’ or ‘I’ll go back to school with you.’⁠" - Curtis and Korena Hendryx

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Take it from a couple that obtained a bachelors, masters, teaching credential, law degree and passed the bar exam... all within 7 years of marriage.⁠ Even if you or your spouse don't plan on going to school but want to be successful as a couple, you don't want to miss this podcast episode!

 

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“My biggest piece of advice for the wedding night: Don’t aim for intercourse, aim for arousal.⁠
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Christian women experience sexual pain at twice the rate of the general population… so this is OUR problem. I think a large part of that is due to the rushing for intercourse on the wedding night, even if she’s been looking forward to sex her whole life.⁠
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The reason we tell dating couples to avoid lying down on a couch together and making out is because once you start in that progression, it can be hard to stop. The couples that avoid those things when they’re dating often end up completely skipping steps on their wedding night. They’re thinking, 'Now we can have sex, so why would you do all those middle things?'⁠
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That’s why I ask couples to ask themselves why it is that those middle things are arousing? Why is making out while your hands wander arousing?⁠ It’s often because you’re not aiming for anything — you’re just enjoying each other. You’re taking a really long time and you’re RELAXED together.⁠
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What happens for many couples on their wedding night is that they feel like they have to have sex… so they take off their clothes and try intercourse. In the surveys that we did, a lot of women said that they were not aroused the first time they had sex and that’s a problem…⁠
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Instead of aiming for intercourse on your wedding night, aim for arousal so you can stay relaxed together. I know it’s really difficult because you’ve been looking forward to this your whole life, but just trust me on this one.” — Sheila Wray Gregoire, MA⁠
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Listen in to hear the much-needed conversation we have with award-winning author/public speaker, Sheila Wray Gregoire.⁠

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We all need connection and we aren't designed to get that solely from our spouse, hence the reason we got asked this question.
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In this episode, we share some easy-to-learn tips for gaining friends and keeping them.

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Here's the link to How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

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In today's episode, we featured another question from YOU!

"How can a spouse learn to be more empathetic when they were not shown empathy growing up?"

We have three answers for you, so listen in on this quick 10-minute episode! :)

 

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