#14 Wisdom from 38 Years of Marriage (a.k.a. Talk 2) ft Robin and Jan Jensen

Zach Jensen and his parents Robin and Jan join Grace to share wisdom from thirty-eight years of marriage. They have a tradition of giving their kids a talk at three different points in their lives. Today we hear what they share in Talk #2, which is about traits important to maintaining a good marriage.  The first one is loyalty. Jan tells the story of how she learned to be loyal to Robin in the way…

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Building a Lasting Connection Part 2 ft. Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen

Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen, a psychologist of over 30 years, joins Grace Jensen to complete this two part series on building a lasting connection. She shares some of her experiences in sharing the principles of attachment theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy across vastly different cultures. (3:55) Dr. Jorgensen co-founded Building a Lasting Connection, the couples’ workshop described in Episode 12 with Dr. Debi Gilmore. Today Grace and Dr. Jorgensen cover the last three modules in the…

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#12 Building a Lasting Connection Part 1 ft. Dr. Debi Gilmore

The magnetic Dr. Debi Gilmore joins Grace Jensen for an episode packed with tools for building and maintaining bonds.  We first hear about how Dr. Gilmore’s passion for sharing the truth of attachment theory inspired her to create and teach a groundbreaking workshop called “Building a Lasting Connection”. It has been perfected over the last decade and targets couples in all stages. Participants learn interactively and bond intensely over the course of two days. Register…

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#10- Mental Illness in Marriage

Jaimee Smart (from episodes 7 and 8 on grief) returns to discuss mental health with Grace Jensen. Jaimee discovered through experience that once one partner comes into a marriage with mental illness, the illness becomes a part of both partners’ stories. Open, non-judgemental communication is key to helping the ill partner. You may be able to create game plans together to combat the mental illness that one spouse on their own wouldn’t have been able…

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#3- Making Friends as a Couple

You’re a newlywed, married to your best friend. After the honeymoon phase, you and your spouse are ready to make friends as a couple, but where to start? Grace and Zach, with their good friends Marley and Jarom Madsen talk about how they meet new people, how they became friends, and what that’s like as a duo. Making friends as a couple can be a rich, fulfilling experience. It’s like having a built in wingman…

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#1- The Basics of Getting Along with In-Laws

One of the biggest adjustments for newlyweds is getting to know your new side of the family, especially the in-laws. Getting to know and building a relationship with “the in-laws” is often seen as a scary step, but it does not have to be! We have all heard that the key to any relationship is communication, but what do we need to talk about exactly when it comes to in-laws? Grace Jensen, with her husband…

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