Does your marriage feel stale and uninspiring? What if you could create a love story worth telling for all ages? What if you could strengthen your marriage every day?
Matt Mundt, host of the Engaging Story marriage podcast, reveals 4 ways to help men breathe new life into their marriages. These are practical things we can begin doing today.
ABOUT THIS SHOW:
- Matt discusses the challenges of becoming an InstaDad
- 4 themes revealed by Matt’s first 25 guests on what makes a healthy marriage
- Discover a fun way to surprise your wife
4 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage
#1: Make date night a priority. No excuses. Maybe make it once a month.
Rachel Cruze suggests building it into your budget.
#2: Be a mentor and seek mentors in your marriage. Just like athletes get coaches we need coaches for our marriages. That’s why Matt started the Engaging Story podcast. Listen to some of those episodes for inspiration and advice on how to strengthen your marriage.
#3: Keep working on your marriage. Schedule time away from the kids to go to conferences and retreats. Ask the grandparents to watch the kids for a weekend or a week so you can invest in your marriage. Just like at work we read books and attend conferences to get better at our craft, our marriages deserve our focused effort.
#4: Grow closer to God and pray for your wife. The real key to happy and healthy marriages is keeping God at the center of the relationship. Pray with your wife every day and pray for her.
BONUS TIP: Send your wife love notes every day.
Matt created a fun way to send love notes. Take the Love Note challenge here: http://www.engagingstory.com/marriage-stories/lovenotechallenge/
For some more tips on strengthening your marriage, listen to the interview with Owen Hemsath.
Matt’s favorite episode so far on Engaging Story. WARNING: this episode will make you blush: http://www.engagingstory.com/called-to-love-tony-alisa-dilorenzo/
CONTACTING MATT MUNDT
Engaging Story: http://www.engagingstory.com/
Time Stamp Show Notes
2:29 – Baseball card stats about Matt
2:58 – Faith journey
5:50 – Becoming a leader
8:56 – Becoming an instadad
11:54 – Hardships to coming to an instadad
13:39 – When did Jesus show up during the hard times?
15:33 – Starting his podcast
18:16 – What Matt is seeing and learning from the podcast
20:48 – Taking the lead on date night
21:53 – Mentors and being a mentor
22:57 – Advice on finding a mentor
24:40 – Have learned to keep working on your marriage
29:11 – Last marriage lesson Matt has learned – draw closer to God
35:35 – Love note challenge Love Notes: http://www.engagingstory.com/marriage-stories/lovenotechallenge/
35:50 – Podcast – Find it here Engaging Story: http://www.engagingstory.com/
36:40 – Best episode
39:16 – Closing prayer