Episode 163: Holiday Sanity – Forging A Path with Your In-Laws with Kimberly Walton

Episode 163: Holiday Sanity – Forging A Path with Your In-Laws with Kimberly Walton

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Holidays mean getting together with family and sometimes that is a good thing and sometimes… well not so much. Listen in and learn from marriage and relationship expert Kimberly Walton from Cherished Wives as she shares 7 ways you can forge a healthy relationship with your in-laws. This is great information even if you already have a great relationship with them or if you are struggling. Kimberly has provided some BONUS CONTENT: 7 Warnings Regarding Difficult In-Laws for our Life Balance Members.

About Our Guest

Kimberly Walton is a marriage mentor, speaker, writer, and women’s retreat leader who specializes in working with Christian women to create and nurture wildly successful marriages. 

She is the founder of Cherished Wives International, a coaching practice dedicated to strengthening marriages and increasing intimacy and connection through her unique INLOVE approach. The INLOVE program addresses the 6 principles that are part of successful marriage by focusing on the whole person and taking a wholehearted approach. 

Kimberly comes from a place of personal experience and draws on her formal and informal education to mentor on the “how-to’s” for developing greater intimacy, increasing passion, embracing vulnerability, and strengthening relationships. 

Kimberly believes in a solution focused approach to strong marriages and blends in humor, tenderness, scripture and even a touch of call-you-on-your-stuff when working with her clients whether it be in a one to one setting or a large group. 

Kimberly is married to the love of her life and lives in California.


Action Items and Tips from the show

7 Ways to Forge New Ground With Your In-Laws

1) Understand: In-laws are not being difficult, they’re just being themselves and understanding the differences we all have. In-laws are not just the parents of your spouse, this includes their siblings, aunts, and uncles etc. Understand their position and history with your spouse and with you being the newbie.

2) Be Compassionate: You need to empathize that how they see your spouse is different from how you see your spouse. You need to remember what its like to be in their shoes.

3) Communicate: Having assumptions can create a myriad of misunderstandings with your in-laws (or other people for that matter). It also shows a lack of being considerate to the thoughts and feelings towards others. Taking the step to reach out and communicate with your in-laws will not only make them appreciate your gesture, but could also start building a good relationship with them.

4) Anticipate: Be observant with what is going on. Anticipate challenges that you have experienced in previous holidays. Was there a relative who drank too much last Thanksgiving? Then, there’s a big chance it could happen again. Having an exit strategy for challenges like these can help you prevent or minimize those holiday mishaps.

5) Always Defend: At all times, your loyalty has to be with your spouse. Games will be played and words thrown around or some sort of sparring going on, your obligation is to defend your spouse from the in-laws. The person you should be loyal to is your mate at all times.

6) Take Nothing Personal: This is the approach where you should learn to be un-offendable and just allow other people to be who they are. Don’t allow people to get you riled up, sucking you in to the drama. Step back to stop them from continuing to bully you, because once they see that it affects you, they will keep going ‘till you reach your limit, thus the drama. Listen in, and learn how you can identify toxic in-laws.

7) Have Boundaries: Have boundaries and guidelines on how to navigate certain situations. Remember that you have authority over your immediate family then staying firm to the boundaries you have set. Be careful though of too much boundaries which could have an opposite effect. Ask yourself, are your boundaries clear? Are they effective? Have you become the difficult in-law?

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Episode 112: Growing Family Roots Through Traditions with Kimberly Walton

Episode 112: Growing Family Roots Through Traditions with Kimberly Walton

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Life can get busy and we can get caught up in the busyness of it all.  It’s my hope that Your Life Rocks causes you to pause and be really intentional about the life you are building.  Part of living intentionally is developing traditions with your family.  On this episode, our guest and marriage expert, Kimberly Walton from CherishedWives.com, explains how traditions can deepen your family and relational roots, create memories, and bind you all closer together.  

Sometimes we have traditions that we don’t even recognize as traditions.  Think about it.  What I found in talking with Kimberly, is that when I recognized what those traditions are and the impact that they have on everyone involved, it allows me to be more intentional about carrying them out year after year.

About Our Guest

Kimberly Walton is a marriage mentor, speaker, writer, and women’s retreat leader who specializes in working with Christian women to create and nurture wildly successful marriages.

She is the founder of Cherished Wives International, a coaching practice dedicated to strengthening marriages and increasing intimacy and connection through her unique INLOVE approach. The IN LOVE program addresses the 6 principles that are part of successful marriage by focusing on the whole person and taking a wholehearted approach.

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Kimberly comes from a place of personal experience and draws on her formal and informal education to mentor on the “how-to’s” for developing greater intimacy, increasing passion, embracing vulnerability, and strengthening relationships.

She believes in a solution-focused approach to strong marriages and blends in humor, tenderness, scripture and even a touch of call-you-on-your-stuff when working with her clients whether it be in a one to one setting or a large group.

Learn more about our guest

Kimberly is married to the love of her life and lives in California.

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Episode 104: {Marriage} Protecting Your Marriage Part 2 with Kimberly Walton

Episode 104: {Marriage} Protecting Your Marriage Part 2 with Kimberly Walton

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This week we are finishing up our conversation with Kimberly Walton from CherishedWives.com. The husband and wife relationship is the most important relationship you have on earth.  It’s valuable and needs to be protected. Join us as Kimberly shows us how to protect it like a castle.  Last week we talked about the outer defenses and this week she walks us through how to fortify those inner defenses.

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Kimberly has been my go-to marriage expert because she is wise, relatable, and has a way of teaching concepts that make sense and make a difference in marriages.  I have seen it first hand in my own relationship with my husband.  Kimberly is a contributor to Life Balance Membership and our free community on Facebook.

For our Life Balance members, she has put together a great worksheet to help you plan your marriage defenses.  It’s located inside the resource section of the membership under marriage.  Learn more about starting your membership by going to LifeBalanceMembership.com

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Episode 102:  {Marriage} Protecting Your Marriage with Kimberly Walton (Part One)

Episode 102: {Marriage} Protecting Your Marriage with Kimberly Walton (Part One)

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The husband and wife relationship is the most important relationship you have on earth.  It’s valuable and needs to be protected.  In this episode, our guest Kimberly Walton from CherishedWives.com walks us through an illustration of how to protect your marriage like a castle.  

About our guest

Kimberly has been my go to marriage expert because she is wise, relatable, and has a way of teaching concepts that make sense and make a difference in marriages.  I have seen it first hand in my own relationship with my husband.  Kimberly is a contributor to Life Balance Membership and our free community on Facebook.

For our Life Balance members, she has put together a great worksheet to help you plan your marriage defenses.  It’s located inside the resource section of the membership under marriage.  Learn more about starting your membership by going to LifeBalanceMembership.com

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Episode 64: Marriage Focus: 5 Assumptions That Couples SHOULD be Making

Episode 64: Marriage Focus: 5 Assumptions That Couples SHOULD be Making

 

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About our guest

In this episode, we are joined by our Lifestyle Expert for Marriage, Kimberly Walton. Kimberly Walton, is a marriage mentor, blogger, and speaker who helps Christian women create wildly successful marriages through retreats, workshops, and one-on-one sessions. As founder of Cherished Woman International, Kimberly teaches women to strengthen their marriage through what she calls the INLOVE Approach: Invest, Nurture, Learn, Offer, Value, and Embrace. She believes that marital success comes from creating an environment where couples can be emotionally vulnerable and honest, while also being mindful of self-care and the uniqueness that each brings to the relationship. Her approach is solution focused and embraces humor, tenderness, transparency, and Christian values.

Tips and action items shared on the show

Kimberly walks us through the 5 Assumptions That Couples SHOULD be Making Related to Marital Problems

1. Assume that All couples Have Problems

2. Assume that Solving Problems Fast may NOT equal the Best Solution

3. Assume that Taking a Partnership or Joint approach to solving the problem is better than the Solo approach

4. Assume that There WILL be differences BUT plan ahead for challenges.

5. Assume that couples in strong relationships do not make a habit of making mountains out of mole hills.

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