What's an Empowered Marriage?

What’s an Empowered Marriage?

Love brought you together, but how you work as individuals can tear you apart.

Empowerment is the key to living a fulfilling life. So how do you heal adversity and challenges? What exactly is empowerment and how do you build more of it in your marriage?

During Season 4 of the Empowered Marriage Podcast, I am interviewing empowered individuals.

I have inspiring conversations with individuals who know their happiness is their responsibility and change starts with them first.

They share the adversity’s they have overcome exploring topics including love, loss, fear, resilience, change, addiction, tragedy, healing, trust, manifestation, inner knowing, wellness, health, sex, money and everything in between.  We’ll cover it all and provide, inspiration, motivation, and practical tips to motivate and inspire you to make the changes you need personally to live in an empowered marriage.

Today I will talk about:

  1. How do you heal adversity and challenges?
  2. What does it mean to be an Empowered Individual?
  3. How do you build more Empowerment in your marriage?

1. How do you heal adversity and challenges?

No, your self-worth in your Physical, Spiritual, Mental and Emotional Worlds. In a nutshell, know your true self and come home to yourself.

  • Physical: Regular exercise, stretching, healthy food and good sleep
  • Spirituality: Meditation, yoga, trust, connection with something bigger than you
  • Mental: Tame the monkey mind, healthy habits, discipline, focus and undo your false beliefs
  • Emotional: Feel your emotions and be ok with them and communicate.

2. What does it mean to be an Empowered Individual?

You understand that your self-worth is not something outside of yourself. It’s your inner connection to yourself, your true self. You know you matter, you are important and you love yourself.

  • I am optimistic.
  • I deserve the best life has to offer.
  • I trust my intuition.
  • I feel that it is okay for me to make mistakes.
  • My world is a beautiful place.
  • I can say ‘no’ when I want to.
  • I express my feelings easily.
  • I am good at making decisions.
  • I believe in myself.
  • I like myself.
  • I am deserving of love.

3. How do you build more Empowerment in your marriage?

There are 3 important ingredients:

Communication: Possibly the most critical element of a relationship is strong communication.

The ability to communicate is the most important part of a healthy relationship.

Conflict Resolution: Resolving with respect and strengthening the relationship.

The key is understanding that resolving conflict is crucial, so destructive patterns are not present in your relationship. Setting boundaries, speaking up and allowing yourself to say ‘no’ in a marriage is vital. Start with small things and practice how to handle them.

Understanding how your past impacts your present relationship, and how to make it work for you rather than against you is important.

All couples will have times of conflict and experience hurt. Being able to resolve conflict will prevent the buildup of pain and hurt which is often a pattern from childhood and not expressing your feelings. If you are not honest and authentic with yourself about your feelings or if you begin to suppress uncomfortable or confronting feelings because you are nervous about conflict, the passion slowly starts seeping out of your relationship as a result.

Intimacy: Keeping desire and passion turned on.

Emotional Intimacy

Being able to talk about your feelings openly and honestly. Your partner creates a safe environment for you to do this, creating a strong sense of closeness. When trust, respect and care is present with effective communication, emotional intimacy will continue to grow.

Physical Intimacy

Our physical intimacy is intricately linked with emotional intimacy. If things are not right emotionally, your partner may not want to engage in the physical side of the relationship.

It doesn’t always have to be sex. It can be cuddling, kissing, hugging and caressing. It’s important to separate sexual intimacy from routine and the ‘TO DO LIST’.

Mental Intimacy

Meeting of the minds with shared ideas, morals, ethics and exploring conversations together. Have satisfying talks together, where you are both experiencing stimulating and interesting discussions, and at times, humorous conversations.

Spiritual Intimacy

This is not necessarily religious but can be a shared belief, connection or something bigger than themselves. This requires each person to be honest and open with each other. By being spiritually open, you can be vulnerable, and you both need to feel supported and safe to do this.

Having an Empowered Marriage takes priority and commitment to undo old patterns of behaviour and thinking. Connecting in love with a deep emotional connection needs to be handled by expressing your true self to your partner and to yourself even in times of adversity and challenges.

Tune in to my Empowered Marriage Podcast to learn more. This fortnight’s podcast is available now and discusses this topic in more depth.

What’s an Empowered Marriage? – https://www.powerofchange.com.au/empowered-marriage-podcast/

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