Creating Emotional Intimacy in Marriage

Because I believe so strongly in the mind-body connection and the importance of physical and emotional health, I had to center a marriage episode around the topic of intimacy. I invited the best person I know to come on the podcast and speak on this – my husband, Richard!

Richard Kerry is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in marriage and premarital counseling. In this episode, we get real about our marriage, share when to know counseling is needed, and how to be vulnerable in a relationship while doing conflict well.

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The Key to Healthy Communication and Conflict in Marriage

Back by popular demand, in this episode Dr. Duana Welch answers listeners top questions about healthy relationships and marriage!

Dr. Duana Welch is the original “Love Factually” author and coach known for using social science to solve real-life relationship issues. She was a professor at universities in Florida, California, and Texas across 20 years, and has contributed to NPR, PBS, Psychology Today, and numerous other outlets, podcasts and videos. Her first book, “Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do” (2015), is now out globally in five languages.

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way to Have a Healthier Marriage

Everyone knows creating a healthy marriage means putting in the work, but what work is valuable and what are some good ways to get started?

This episode dives deep into all the important marriage topics – with a brain health twist! Download and listen here or find wherever you get your podcasts.

Bill O’Herron, LCSW, is a corporate executive, practicing therapist, and writer who seeks to use his 33 years of financial sales management experience, 24 years of marriage, 15 years of counseling clients, and 8,500 hours of sitting quietly to help his clients better understand themselves and deepen their relationships.

Key Topics:

  • Male and female brain differences and how that impacts marriage
  • How the male brain develops differently than the female brain
  • Healthy emotional self-regulation instead of partner regulation
  • How relationships are the most important thing in life
  • Chronic stress’ impact on relationships
  • Reticular activating system: how it works and how it kills the marriage
  • How relaxing can trigger old memories and activity causes us to avoid self
  • Tuning in with your 4th grade self and why that matters
  • The deeper emotions that anger covers up

Learn more about Bill and his counseling practice at Wholecounseling.com and grab his book, Waking Up Marriage.

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Authentic Conversations and Communication in Marriage and Beyond

Can we truly have authentic conversations in today’s world? How can we navigate the ups and downs of relationships stress in a healthy way? How can we speak to one another in a way that is respectful and also gets heard?

Cathy Krafve is the host of Fireside Talk Radio and the author of two books, Marriage Conversations and The Well: The Art of Drawing Out Authentic Conversation.

In this episode of the Sparking Wholeness podcast, Cathy shares about her books and what she has learned about communication in marriage, friendships, parenting, social media, and more!

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