Ashley Willis is a wife, mommy to four little boys, writer and entrepreneur. She's a popular blogger on topics related to marriage, faith, family, motherhood and her own personal experiences related to anxiety and depression. She, and her amazing husband, Dave, have a passion for encouraging and inspiring others through books, blogs, videos and speaking events. Their Facebook page has almost a million people following so you can clearly see their content is rich and can help you in your marriage.
In this episode we dive into...
- Our biggest needs are as men and women.
- The biggest fail that we are doing as a couple
- The hardest stage of parenting and how can we love through the tough stuff
- How often should we actually do date night
- How do we make our spouse feel important when our main focus is on the kids? Most times it is out of necessity for us because our kids demand our attention at every moment.
- When struggles come, what are a few things we can do to offer forgiveness and move forward to be stronger as a unit?
- Some practical things we can do to communicate and increase intimacy.
- How to fix a wrecked conversation between your spouse
- Some things that we tend to do or take on in our life that seem like at the time they are great decisions but often lead to just the opposite
- How we can be more intentional and be sure those items don’t stand in the way of the marriage
- What is the single biggest piece of advice you can give to creating a strong marriage
Don’t worry about other people’s opinions of you. God never told you to impress people; only to love them.
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How to craft your Family Mission Statement
1. Make a commitment. Have the conversation with your spouse and set a time this week to do it after the kids go to bed.
2. Write down 4 key values you want to instill in yourselves and in your children. Is it about finding value in every human on this planet. Is it to live the Godly way, is it to respect and put the wellbeing of what’s inside your four walls at the forefront of every decision. Whatever it is, write it down.
3. Consider each family members strengths, weaknesses and interests. Then you can begin to write your statement.