This is a special edition of the Holderness Family podcast. It’s our 14th wedding anniversary! In honor of this happy milestone moment, we asked our Facebook Group for questions they have about marriage and relationships. Penn and I answered as many questions as possible on this week’s episode.
Marriage is worth the work.
But it is work. If you don’t put in the work, you won’t get the results you want. We explain how trust, forgiveness and grace is a big part of getting that work done with respect and positive outcomes. We also share our rules for engagement. We may not always be perfect at it, but we try to follow the stay in Cleveland (a great metaphor for discomfort in arguments) rule set by our marriage counselor on an earlier podcast episode.
A few marriage questions we tackled include:
- Why did we seek marriage counseling as a check-up?
- Do you have suggestions for being assertive with your partner, but not rude?
- How do you have a financial voice if you’re not the breadwinner?
- How do you cope with irrational infidelity concerns?
There is one theme throughout this marriage podcast episode: don’t be afraid to ask for what you want and if you don’t feel comfortable asking for what you want, then it is time for a little digging. So, consider this episode your shovel. Happy digging!