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your military marriage is worth fighting for
WITH TAYA KYLE | THE CHRIS KYLE FROG FOUNDATION
- What she now understands about balancing the work/home balance
- Self-care during difficult or stressful times
- Encouragement on how to bring depth to your relationship
- Hindsight perspective on fighting for your military marriage
how to set a foundation for love that lasts
WITH DR. LES PARROTT | LES AND LESLIE
- The four myths that every marriage should address
- How to manage the constantly shifting roles in a military marriage
- A healthy approach to handling conflict
- How to walk through reintegration with grace and perspective
RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING DR. PARROT'S INTERVIEW:
- Conflict Resolution card: http://www.lesandleslie.com/downloads/
- Their video library: http://www.lesandleslie.com/video-library/
SPECIAL OFFER: Dr. Parrot is offering MSWS16 participants a marriage assessment. The assessment includes a personalized Action Plan — customized for you and your partner. Access the assessment here.
the real-world pursuit of a healthier you
WITH EL BROWN | SNAPBACK! WITH EL BROWN
- Why and how to make yourself & your health a priority
- How parenting a child with special needs can impact a marriage
- Small steps to change your lifestyle
- How to work through a weight-loss plateau
- Finding accountability on your wellness journey, in relationships, and on social media
RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING EL'S INTERVIEW:
- SnapBack! With El Brown
- SnapBack! With El Brown [The Book] - Strategies to SnapBack to Your Best Self
- KinderJam®- Engaging and meaningful early learning experiences
SPECIAL OFFER: El is offering 20% off her book SnapBack! with El Brown for 2016 Military Spouse Wellness Summit particpants. Simply click here, and click the badge with the text "Military Spouse Wellness Summit Discount"
what military spouses ought to know about being a caregiver
WITH DR. INGRID YEE | MILITARY SPOUSE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS
- How to tell you if you are a caregiver to your spouse
- The importance of self-care for a caregiver
- What to do if your service member will not get help
- Defining a crisis moment and what to do when there is one
- Tips for spouses who want to make changes in their marriages
RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING DR. YEE'S INTERVIEW:
how to make this life right here, right now work for you
WITH LAKESHA COLE | MILSPOUSEPRENUER
- How Lakesha built her business without acquiring debt
- How she and her husband work together to maintain the home while running a successful business
- When it is time to leave your job to work for yourself
- How she keeps the military lifestyle from interfering with her business goals
- How to PCS-proof your business
the intentional approach to family finance — even when money's tight
WITH BILL LOCKARD | 227 FINANCIAL COUNSELING
- Strategies to go from living paycheck-to-paycheck to living debt-free
- Different budgeting strategies
- Life Insurance & Property Insurance- are they important?
- Tips on how to stay on track during PCS season or when a spouse leaves their job
- Renting vs Buying a Home
RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING BILL'S INTERVIEW:
building an intimate marriage *mature audiences only*
WITH DR. MICHAEL R. SYTSMA | BUILDING INTIMATE MARRIAGES
- How to protect your marriage from an affair and the role of grace and forgiveness in marriage
- Tips on how to begin the process of recovery after an affair
- How to work through sexual differences in your marriage
- How to stay connected intimately during military separations
- How to reconnect intimately after a military separation
RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING DR. SYTSMA'S INTERVIEW:
- The Heart of Commitment
- Restoring the Pleasure: Complete Step-by-Step Programs to Help Couples Overcome the Most Common Sexual Barriers
- The Way to Love Your Wife: Creating Greater Love and Passion in the Bedroom
- Torn Asunder: Recovering From an Extramarital Affair
- The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity
DR. SYTSMA'S EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAY:
- List of resources via Building Marriages
how to set boundaries and still feel the love
WITH DR. JOHN TOWNSEND | LEADERSHIP BEYOND REASON
- The importance of boundaries in a healthy marriage
- How to have tough conversations, especially during reintegration
- Breaking down communications and the role of vulnerability
- How to manage those in your life that struggle with entitlement
- How to keep entitlement in your own life from destroying relationships around you
finding balance in the modern family
WITH LAUREN TAMM | THE MILITARY WIFE AND MOM
- Tips for effectively communicating difficult topics in person or while spouse is deployed
- Emotional coaching your children
- The power of setting a routine and managing expectations
- How to maintain a sense of self and set boundaries
- How to use virtual and in-person resources to build a network of support
the proven method military spouses are using to make friends
- How to begin a healthy, positive friendship without concern that you are coming on too strong
- How to know if you are the healthy one in the relationship
- What is a healthy ratio of positive and negative interactions in a relationship
- How to handle a toxic relationship
- How to build depth in your friendship, or "frientimacy"
RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING SHASTA'S INTERVIEW:
- Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness
- Friendships Don't Just Happen!: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends
SHASTA'S EXCLUSIVE MSWS16 GIVEAWAY:
win a free ipad
- Receive $50 off your first week of meals from Green Chef, the leading Organic Meal Delivery service. Click here to redeem your discount.
- Receive $10 off anything at MilSoBox.com. Use code EVERAFTER10 to receive your discount between now and January 1, 2017. Cannot be combined with other offers.
- All MSWS16 participants are eligible for a 25% discount on the book Sacred Spaces by Corie Weathers! Get your copy here. Use the code “Wellness25” at check-out to get your discount. This offer is only valid now through October 22.
- Access your FREE one-year membership to Thrive Market ($60 value)! Click here to start shopping, and your membership fee will be waived at checkout.
- Claim 20% off your first order of Zest Tea here.