We have been getting a lot of emails and messages from you all saying you are struggling with your marriage during this coronavirus time. So we wanted to take some time to address this topic head on.
So if you are feeling stir crazy, anxious, or driving each other crazy we hope this conversation provides some hope and helpful tips on how to get through this time by working together and not turning against each other.
In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about how to support each other through COVID-19.
We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.
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- “Now is the time to have extra empathy for your spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “In this time of disruption and uncertainty, you might find yourself falling into bad conflict habits in your marriage.” - Christina Dodson
- “We need to extend grace to our spouse as they are probably experiencing more stress than usual.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “Use this time as an opportunity to grow your marriage; communicate well, pray together, do a Bible reading plan together.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “Take advantage of the opportunity to support your spouse through this hard time.” - Christina Dodson
- “It’s ok to not be ok.” - Christina Dodson
- “We’ve got to have a safe space in our spouse where we can share our honest thoughts and feelings about COVID-19.” - Christina Dodson
- “Try to find ways to just laugh together, there is nothing better than being able to laugh together.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “Try to eat right, sleep well, and exercise regularly.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “Grief is anytime that life goes differently than you thought it would. It’s ok to grieve during COVID-19.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “Don’t feel like you have to fix your spouse's problems, just be there to listen to them. That is an important part of working through grief.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “If you need some space, make sure you communicate that kindly to your spouse and take some time to be alone.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “We don’t have a lot of clear answers right now but we can trust that God does.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
- “If your spouse has lost their job, make sure you check in on them emotionally but don’t smother them.” - Christina Dodson