S1E17: When Romance Dies

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By First Ave Church and Craig McKibbon. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Almost 100% of marriages “start” with good intentions… but not all last.

Craig’s wife: @pinkerry

We should ensure future generations are given proper examples of healthy relationships.

Referenced Valentine’s Message: The Honour Roll (Facebook) / (Youtube)

Two major pivots that affect the health of romantic relationships:

1 - THE ROMANCE DYING

It may be based on an event, date, or season.

Romance is the “sales pitch” of the relationship to put your best foot forward.

You focus more on “them” than “yourself”.

The problem starts when we focus on the “hunt” instead of the “catch” as well.

A “sales pitch” means nothing without continued “customer service”.

Keep “upselling”.

2 - THE 50/50 PRINCIPLE (POISON)

It is “common knowledge” that 50% of marriages fail. That stat is mostly used to give up instead of keep going… almost becoming a self-fulfilled prophecy.

Always look for better ways to better the relationship. Find new things to do (like dogsledding - crazy romantic adventure)

Great book resource: Love Languages - Gary Chapman

FIRST STEP:

If your marriage coin is flipped “down”... then flip it back up!

If your marriage is going “ok”... it won’t last. So keep “dating” (not only date nights). Continue to explore and aim to impress.

Find Us:

First Avenue Christian Assembly - 46510 First Ave. Chilliwack, BC CANADA

www.firstave.org

facebook.com/FirstAveChurch

IG: @firstavechurch

MUSIC: “Summer Nights” by LiQWYD -

www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd

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