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ADV #224: Marriage Muscles

Marriage Muscles

Just like working out to build a better physique, the Sacrament of marriage also grows stronger when we exercise our marriage muscles.

But it helps to have a solid understanding of what marriage is in the first place before you dive into trying to build up something you don’t fully understand.

For starters, marriage is a covenant relationship with God.  It’s not a contract, as in an exchange of goods and services between two parties.  A covenant is a promise, a partnership for life only to be separated by death.  A covenant is establishing a partnership of the whole of life and by its nature is ordered toward the good of the spouses, toward procreation and education of offspring

The reason for such an extreme definition of marriage is because marriage plays a key role in God’s plan of salvation.  The creation of man & woman is in God’s very image and likeness and God Himself is the author of marriage.  The vocation TO marriage is written into the natures of man and woman.  A healthy marriage contributes to the well-being of its family which contributes to the well-being of society and to all the individuals in it.

Even cooler, marriages aren’t just witnesses for other marriages.  Marriages are witnesses to all humanity of the everlasting covenant established by Jesus Christ. When man and woman give and receive love with each other in marriage, this mutual love is the image of how God loves man.

 

Designing Your Marriage

In this episode we dive more deeply into how everyone – including single and widowed people, as well as religious, are affected and dependent upon marriage.

Plus we discuss the core of what makes unexceptional marriages, and the four key steps to building marriage muscles.

NOTE: Our Exceptional Together online course is filling up and registration closes on MAY 14, 2018!  Be sure to visit ExceptionalTogether.com to save your spot now!

Exceptional Together

Posted by Greg
May 3, 2018

ADV #223: Exceptional Together

Exceptional Together

Many couples settle for a “good” marriage. Or worse, suffer through a difficult one. But your marriage can be joyful every day and be the catalyst to transform your future. We’re here to help. Don’t settle for average when you can learn how to be EXCEPTIONAL TOGETHER.

Since getting married in 1995, we’ve not only constantly worked to strengthen our own marriage, but have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the globe do the same for theirs.

Because of our unique experiences in matters of faith and broadcast media, we are certain of a few marital truths: exceptional marriages can beautify the world, good marriages can sustain it and bad marriages can damage it.

A Commitment To You

We are committed to helping married couples build an exceptional life together regardless of their family and bank account size. It’s easier than you think.

That’s why we’re launching Exceptional Together, a 3-week marriage enhancement webinar course for couples presented LIVE over six different evening sessions. This program is unique and custom designed to meet the needs of registered couples in attendance.

Limited to the first 50 couples, this is a one of a kind opportunity to learn how to fortify your exact marriage from the comfort of your own home. No shoes required.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS

We’ll share what matters most from our expertise in faith, marriage, family life and even individual pursuits. Through our professional experiences with keynote speaking around the world, hosting satellite radio, and podcasting on faith, marriage and family life matters, we have already touched the lives of thousands around the world.

And now, we’re ready to share it with you so that you don’t have to waste another day feeling unexceptional with the spouse God gave you.

It sounds like a tall order, we know! But if you’re willing to work with us and work alongside your spouse over the course of six LIVE interactive online sessions over a three-week period, we’ll teach you how to take the gift of your marriage and turn it into something that can be even more passionate, exciting, and hopeful than on the day you got married. Now that’s what we call a WIN!

The only way to fail is to decide to do nothing.

The Exceptional Together LIVE Online Course is for you if:

  • You want to reignite the passion of the early days of your marriage,
  • If you feel overextended and believe your marriage could be more peaceful and loving,
  • You have the faith that enriching your marriage is something that you and your spouse should be doing,
  • You are determined to make your marriage not only work, but thrive and grow in happiness, contentment, and joy.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS!

This event starts May 15 and is limited to the first 50 registered couples!

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Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Posted by Greg
April 26, 2018

ADV #222: When Greg Met Jennifer

When Greg Met Jennifer

When Greg met Jennifer, we were both were somewhat lost. We’d gone through traumatic childhood events (that we talk about publicly for the first time on this episode). We’d had bad breakups and disappointments, as well as a few successes. But once we got married, nothing could prepare us for the unpredictability of the next two decades.

Episode 222 is a perfect place for longtime listeners to revisit past stories, while also being a perfect episode for brand new listeners to the show. We walk you through the highlights and low period of our lives together, and hopefully leave you seeing more of the gift of your own life.

If you’ve ever wanted to get your friends and family listening to Adventures in Imperfect Living, this may just be the episode to get them started!

Also, as mentioned in the show, if you have a story or testimony of how any of our past programs or talks have had a positive impact on you or your marriage, we’d love it if you’d write a brief paragraph as a bit of an “endorsement” that we can use for an upcoming project. Send yours to us by April 24 to feedback [at] gregandjennifer.com!

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Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Posted by Greg
April 19, 2018

ADV #221: Core Strengthening

Core Strengthening

Identifying limiting core beliefs and transforming them into positive beliefs that positively impact your attitudes, your relationships, and yourself through core strengthening (but not the abdominal exercise kind). Plus we share our biggest takeaways from attending Cliff Ravenscraft’s Next Level Workshop and invite you participate in our first ever reader survey. Click here to take it now!

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Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Posted by Greg
April 12, 2018

ADV #220: Fully Vested

Fully Vested

COMPLETEAUDIOBUNDLEAfter the last several months of “self-improvement projects,” we’ve questioned if we’ve been fully vested in the past in truly living out our lives to the fullest.

Status Quo

Feeling somewhat dissatisfied and restless with the status quo, we’ve begun looking at some of our own limiting beliefs and negative attitudes, which are sometimes directed right back at ourselves.

Using Our Talents Wisely

By looking at Matthew 25 and the Parable of the Servants and how they invested (or didn’t invest) their own talents, we’ve been newly motivated to inventory how God has blessed us, to re-evaluate our attitudes, and to be fully invested in our marriage, in our relationships, and in the way we serve others. In this episode, we dive into all of these things and more, and come out excited and ready to truly invest what God has given us so we can give even more back to Him.

Links, books and other resources mentioned on this episode:

Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Posted by Greg
April 3, 2018

ADV #219: Next Level

Next Level

On this week’s episode of Adventures in Imperfect Living we talk about how our children are absolutely addicted to someone, coming up with creative games with kids at home, how Proverbs made Jennifer blush, Greg’s Holy Week comic strip, our Healing Mass outcomes, and the importance of investing in ourselves and trying to get to the next level.

Also, if you are someone who is just getting starting with an online business, or you have been attempting to monetize your business for quite some time, and if you are not currently, successfully, consistently generating a minimum of $5,000 every single month from your online business efforts, consider joining us in attending Cliff Ravenscraft’s Next Level Workshop with us on April 6-7. If you’re interested, be sure to send Greg an email ASAP!

Greg’s Latest Comic Strip

If you’re interested in checking out Greg’s latest comic strip, they can all be seen here!

Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Links, books and other resources mentioned on this episode:

Posted by Greg
March 27, 2018

ADV #218: True Healing

True Healing

In this episode we give the latest on family events including Walter’s overnight college visit, Sam’s attempt at buying a guitar, and Jennifer’s mom gets unexpectedly sick.  Plus we dive into true healing and what the Church says about the anointing of the sick and healing services and healing Masses.  Lastly, Greg prepared to return to his job after being out on FMLA.

Greg’s Latest Comic Strip

If you’re interested in checking out Greg’s latest comic strip, they can all be seen here!

Special Note to Co-Producers

Just another quick note to thank all of our co-producers for being such an important part of this podcast.  You inspire us and make it possible for us to keep doing this important work!

Links, books and other resources mentioned on this episode:

Posted by Greg
March 21, 2018

ADV #217: Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment and this episode’s Imperfect Living Highlights

In this episode we dive into Dual Enrollment for the eternal life, how Jennifer has more Instagram followers than Greg, how to overcome fear, and the benefits of trying to fit into the cookie cutter mold of the School of Mary.

How to Get More Instagram Followers

Apparently Jennifer has figured out the solution of how to get more instagram followers because, despite only publishing 10 pictures in the last year, she has more followers than Greg.

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment in the afterlife is impossible.  You either choose heaven or you choose hell.  It’s impossible to have a foot in both.  And yet, we constantly strive for exactly that type of life here on earth.  We often want our heavenly reward while also living fully submersed in the niceties of this material world.  We dive into how to take steps to not only choosing the correct path, but how to stay there, and overcoming fear along the way.

The School of Mary

The phrase, The School of Mary, is seldom used these days.  Nevertheless, as St. Louis Marie de Montfort points out in Preparation for Total Consecration, Mary provides the absolutely perfect solution and model of being a disciple.  We break down the 10 virtues Mary has, and how she wants to teach us how to live more virtuous lives, as well.

Thanks to all of our Patreon co-producers, and a special thanks this week to one-time Paypal Tipper Phil who did us a special kindness!

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Posted by Greg
March 13, 2018

ADV #216: Created Things

Comic strips, PTSD, and more from James

Why Greg appreciates the importance of comic strips in today’s world, Jennifer had new concerns with Greg’s health last week, and why we need to be careful with our love of created things.

Thanks to Patreon co-producer Pete for doubling his patronage, as well as to one-time Paypal Tippers Teresa and Henry!

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Posted by Greg
March 6, 2018

ADV #215: Wisdom Wanted

Ben goes curling, Tom & Lily search for music, Walt searches for college, Rosary Army is still strong in our hearts, Greg declared email bankruptcy and we encourage you to check your source of wisdom.

Thanks to our newest Patreon co-producers: Gabe & Kelly, as well as one-time Paypal Tippers Denise and Dory!

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Posted by Greg
February 27, 2018

ADV #214: Power of the Tongue

We’re a week into Lent so on this week’s episode we continue our examination of our family’s values and make some difficult changes (like removing access to certain video games).  We also check in on our Lenten promises and talk about the power of tongue from James chapter 3 and how we’re using that to cut back on snippy and biting comments between our kids.  Lastly, we discuss the impact of the most recent high school shooting and how to deal with the Spirit of the World through a renewal of Total Consecration.

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Posted by Greg
February 20, 2018
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