What an honor to be invited back into the Studio with Faith Coach + Radio & Podcast Host of Messy Marriages, Marc Lucas!
In this episode I share how my husband, Phil, and I have stayed communicative and organized in our marriage of over 25 years…and how you and your partner can too!
The Messy Marriages Podcast with Marc Lucas
Messy Marriages shares stories of messy moments in marriages and how we make the most of our mistakes. What are the concerns and questions most couples have in marriage and often go unspoken, until now. Host Marc Lucas brings wisdom, authenticity and practical advice to even the toughest marriage topics.
Marc Lucas has served as a pastor for a combined 15 years with two mega-churches in the Valley: Sun Valley Community Church and Highlands Church. He’s an alumni of Arizona Christian University with a degree in Biblical Studies. He is currently the Local Ministry Director at Faith Talk 1360.
From Messy to Maintainable: How to Stay Communicative and Organized in Your Marriage
We discussed so many great topics, solutions & laughs as I shared what has helped Phil & I stay communicative these past 25 years. From hilarious epic fails in assigning a social coordinator to creating weekly traditions with family review time over coffee, I share my tried and true methods for keeping our family organized.
We discuss our family’s favorite calendar apps and knowing the difference between hearing and listening. Lastly… for the first time I share how we create rest as a ritual in our family. It is needed now more than ever!
Tune into the podcast below to learn more about my 7 actionable tips you can start TODAY.
I truly love Marc’s honesty and transparent style as he covers many challenges we face in marriage today! We hope you enjoy the show as much as we did creating it for you listen…. We can’t wait for you to tune in!
1 – Create Consistent Traditions that Serve Multiple Means – Saturday Coffee, Walk, Connect & Discuss during a Family Review Time.
2 – Leaning in honestly/openly on each others strengths.
3 – Create a Joint Family Calendar – via iCloud, Gmail, reduces errors and event overlaps while increasing accountability AND awareness for ALL members. Check out some more of my favorite organization and time saving apps HERE
4 – Identify the Lead Social Coordinator – Who heads up which event. We BOTH get emailed but one person is the LEAD. I handle School and he handles sports. We still check in on STATUS of things.
5 – Hearing vs. Listening – Know best times of day AND best ways to communicate it. Do I have his 100% attention, (avoids repeating info) get confirmation, then start with what I need, then discuss. I repeat what was decided as FINAL CONFIRM. Saturday office time together.
6 – Quiet Time Together – Front Porch Happy Hour, Poolside with Fancy Drinks. Kids have quiet time.
7 – Rest as a Ritual – Nap taking, sleep mask, headphones, mediation app) lavender spray, ozone machine & exhaust fan on. Kids can play outside so quiet house or games as treat. When younger graham crackers & milk inside Thomas the Train tent. Taught kids respect and self control.