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#16 Dealing with Differences ft. Meghan and Mickayeen Farner

Today’s episode features Meghan and Mickayeen Farner, joining Grace and Zach to share wisdom they’ve learned about reconciling differences between processes, how each spouse naturally moves through life. Meghan is a go-getter Type A personality and Mickayeen is more laid back and focused on the fun. (7:55) 

First, they share the differences between pushing your spouse and pulling your spouse (10:40), and then spend a while talking about—simply put—setting expectations. (13:00) Mickayeen and Megan share how they’ve each learned to be conscious of when they’re the problem rather than their spouse. (19:50) 

Next, the two couples discuss how to best approach letting your spouse know you need something to change and how to have the conversation itself. (26:20) As an example of the humility marriage can require, Mickayeen shares an experience in which he sacrificed something he dearly loves for his family. (36:45) 

The importance of identifying and being aware of each partner’s strengths is also acknowledged. (52:25) (Gallup’s Strengths Finder can be found here: https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us/strengthsfinder) That topic was raised while discussing the importance of playing the game of life with the mindset of having your spouse on your team, rather than being the enemy. (51:50 and again at 72:15, which is where the interview finishes off.) 

And this episode has bloopers at the very end!

This episode was sponsored by the “Building a Lasting Connection” workshop described in episodes 12 and 13! It is coming to Salt Lake City, UT on September 6 and 7 of this year and there are STILL spots available. Grab your tickets at https://www.buildingalastingconnection.com/ to learn from the creators themselves. Prepare to have an amazing, empowering, and connecting experience with your partner!

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