Has your spouse ever threatened you with divorce? Have things ever dissolved to the place where divorce feels like the only option?
In this episode, Owen Hemsath shares the story of how his wife’s threat of divorce awakened in him the desire to become a mature and godly leader in their marriage. It didn’t happen overnight, but eight years later they decided to start a ministry called Thriving Sexy Marriage to help other couples develop marriages that last.
ABOUT THIS SHOW:
- Owen shares about his conversion from Mormonism
- Fighting the “crazy cycle” in marriage
- Learning to speak his wife’s love language
“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.”
About Owen: Owen is a YouTube Marketing Consultant specializing in Small Business Growth. He is also co-founder of Thriving Sexy Marriage, a ministry dedicated to helping couples develop healthy, Christ-honoring marriage. Owen’s passion is to help men reclaim the biblical role of the husband as a leader. He is calling men to step up and lead their wives as Christ calls us to lead. Owen shares his cancer survival story here.
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Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs (AFFILIATE LINK)
5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (AFFILIATE LINK)
Time Stamp Show Notes
2:58 – About Owen
4:00 – Owen’s faith journey
11:32 – Passionate about Marriage
15:51 – Course Love and Respect conference – Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs (AFFILIATE LINK)
18:02 – Marriage is a skill set to learn
19:30 – Dating expectations vs. married expectations
23:15 – How to change to become the husband your wife needs
27:24 – What does it mean to be the leader in your home
27:55 – Becoming the leader means putting away selfish ways
29:50 – Key takeaways from the Love and Respect conference
32:05 – Ephesians 5:25-28
36:13 – Different types of crazy cycles
38:35 – Love languages
42:10 – Cultural views of men today
46:50 – Where to find Owen Thriving Sexy Marriage, Owen Video – Youtube channel and website and Owen’s Apologetics site.