In this episode, host (Kristy) and her husband, Rolf, complete exercises together that optimize vulnerability and intimacy in relationships, a necessary foundation for couples who are committed to navigating a faith transition healthfully and positively. Such exercises from this workbook are for mixed-faith couples, as well as those who are transitioning together (after all, a faith journey is so individual so even couples who are relatively “on the same page” from an outsider’s perspective will have natural differences and unique perspectives, not matching up completely, which is to be expected).
Drawing on Dr. John Gottman’s decades of couples counseling research at the University of Washington, Kristy tailored his findings to Mormon couples where one or both are experiencing a faith transition. If you and your spouse would like to come on for an episode with Kristy, please contact her through Mormon Transitions or email@example.com, your inquiries will be kept confidential, and if you decide to be on an episode pseudonyms or first-names only are welcome.
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Dr. Money and Rolf also – thanks so much for your efforts in this area.
I had my faith crisis about 3 years ago. My wife knows that I had it, but does not get at all how much it impacted me. I have been fighting some low-level depression. I have come to really believe much of this is from keeping everything bottled up inside. I am very much in a faith transition now (the panic is over) and don’t see myself staying a fully active member. I realize that I have to open up a bit. I will be doing so after an important wedding. I am keeping this bookmarked as it is something I think I will need.
Thank you so much for this episode and the workbook. My husband and I are going through a faith transition together. This workbook will help us continue to navigate it together. It’s been the toughest and yet the most important experience of our lives. Resources like this help make it a little easier. Keep the episodes coming!
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