Episode 154: Working through Stress in Relationships

Episode 154: Working through Stress in Relationships

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Stress and relationships seem to go hand in hand, and it doesn’t always have the best outcomes. But what if it could? This is part two of a two-part series with Dr. Mariam Coaster and in this episode, she is sharing practical tips for all of us working moms on how we can show up as our best selves, and restore relationships in spite of the stress around them.

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mariam Coaster Ph.D., LMFT (InRelationship.us; mariamcoaster.com) is a wife to a wonderful husband, and mother to two beautiful children, a two-year-old boy, and a 3-month-old girl. Professionally, she has a doctorate in neuroscience and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She primarily works with couples and women at her private practice in Franklin, TN. She is passionate about helping people grow towards healing and restoration in their closest relationships. She is also the co-founder of InRelationship, and a marriage workshop called 7 Conversations to Enrich your Marriage. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking up a new-found recipe, and being actively involved in her church.

TIPS SHARED ON THE SHOW

Working through stressors in relationships We navigate stress in relationships through ownership and re-connection. This results in greater emotional health, holiness and healing in relationships.

Own your part: taking ownership for your part in the stress by spending time in self-reflection and prayer

1) Choosing to step away from the distressing relationship to gather yourself.

2) During self-reflection, pray for humility, wisdom and connection with God and yourself.

3) Use the stress indicators (feelings, thoughts and body sensations) to slow down and access heart issues:

a. What is really bothering me about this relationship?

b. What am I choosing to rely on or hope in more than God? What heart issues or ruling desires can I let go of?

c. How can the Gospel reorient my perspective to accept Christ’s perfect, sufficient grace, and therefore extend mercy, grace and love in the relationship?

ACTION ITEMS

Initiate Re-connection

1) Pray for wisdom on how to approach the relationship – ask for an opportune time to share your heart.

2) Share how your stress indicators (feelings, thoughts, and body sensations) showed up for you in the relationship.

3) Share heart issues or desires that became inordinately important during the stress. Share about your own repentance and how God gave you perspective in the situation.

4) Ask for what you may need to restore connection with that person, and talk about how to work through such a stressor together in the future.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST

Mariam Coaster
Occupation:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
mariam@mariamcoaster.com
Website
inrelationship.usmariamcoaster.com
Social Media Links
inrelationship.us

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Episode 36: How to Rebuild From Broken Relationships With Kemi Sogunle

Episode 36: How to Rebuild From Broken Relationships With Kemi Sogunle

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In This Episode, We Talk About

How to Rebuild From Broken Relationships with Kemi Sogunle

About our guest

Kemi Sogunle is an award-winning author, international speaker and certified professional coach. Her mission and purpose in life is to support single men and women in finding who they are (after becoming broken or divorced), love themselves by gaining an in-depth understanding self-love and develop positive and healthier habits (before getting involved in a relationship) while living truthfully and purposefully in order to make their lives better not bitter.

She writes and speaks from a personal place and experience on relationships, healing, forgiveness and purposeful living by moving from pain to purpose. Kemi began her journey to becoming a life and relationship coach after her separation and divorce, which led her to soul searching. She connected to her spirituality while viewing life from a different perspective. She found herself in the process and gained a deep understanding of life and relationships as well as her purpose in life.

She shares deep and inspirational messages through her writing and has touched many lives across the globe. She also teaches, motivates and inspires others to become the best version of the person God created them to be on daily basis. She believes that living truthfully is paramount to long-lasting relationships and healthy living. She is also the Founder/CEO of the nonprofit organization (501c3), Love Not Hurt, an organization that promotes self-development, building healthier and stronger relationships while living with purpose.

Tips and action items shared on the show

1. Find a coach or a mentor

  • Look for someone who has gone through what you have gone through

  • Find someone who is aligned with God

2. Ensure you learn the lessons of what broke you so you don’t repeat it in the future

3. Realign your thoughts to what God say about you.

  • Quite time with God

  • Humble yourself

  • Allow yourself to be broken so God can mend you.

Learn more about our guest

Favorite Career Book:

The Bible

 

Favorite Tool or Resource For Balanced Living:

Reading Development Books

Top Parenting Tip:

Be your child’s best friend.  Have date nights with your kids and build a relationship with them.

Want to learn more about Kemi?

Books Published – Available on kemionline.com/books, Amazon, iBooks, Kindle, NOOK and Smashwords
• Love, Sex, Lies, and Reality
• Being Single: A State for the Fragile Heart
Social Media
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/lovesexliesandreality
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/kemisogunle
• Instagram: www.instagram.com/kemisogunle
• Website: www.kemisogunle.com
• YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/kemisogunle

 

 

Non-profit (501c3) Love Not Hurt: www.love-not-hurt.org

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