Marriage Talk with Dennis Schoneveld

Conversations from the Heart - February 12th 2021

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Exciting Guests, Love, Family

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

This week, in celebration of Valentine's Day, Rachel has everybody’s favorite guest on the show, her husband Dennis Schoneveld!

Tune in as Rachel and Dennis discuss all things on love, intimacy, balance and communication.

In his humble and hilarious way, Dennis shares openly and candidly about his relationship with Rachel, commitment, communication, goals, travel plans, and the untapped parts of his personality.

Is he considering a career in politics or photography? Does Dennis want to move to Sweden, or buy property in Costa Rica? Where does he see himself and his family in 5-years, or has he ever planned that far ahead? Most importantly, will he ever take the 14 foot Christmas tree out of the yard, or stop eating chips horizontally on the couch?

Of course, the Yoga Girl Community sent in some amazing questions via Instagram! In this episode, Rachel and Dennis cover a wide array of topics; from how to speak with Lea about LGBTQ+ choices, morning routines, the importance of man and lady caves, working out, how they show their love to each other without saying I love you, and so much more.

A true celebration of love and family, this heartfelt conversation is not to be missed!

Key Takeaways

  • When you are having a hard conversation, if things look like they are about to spiral out of control, stop, and take a step back. Come back to repair it when you are in a better headspace.
  • After a fight, always come back to communicate and repair. Keep the lines of communication open and be sure to express yourself if something is bothering you.
  • Working out creates endorphins, which keep us happy. If you are hitting a wall in the pandemic, try to do something active to clear your head and get you into a happier place.
  • When discussing LGBTQ+ issues with your children, keep every door open. Make it so normal that whatever identity your child chooses to identify with, they are not ‘coming out’ of anything. Normalize all kinds of families and relationships.
  • If you are working from home with your spouse, its important to have your own space where you can both work independently, feel supported and creative.

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