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podcast show notes | episode 053 | cultivate a better marriage with tamara fackrell

This blog post serves as SHOW NOTES for our podcast — Cultivate a Good Life. This is not a comprehensive outline of everything discussed in this specific episode. The notes, links, and tips below are just some of what was mentioned. Everything we’re highlighting here will certainly make so much more sense when you’ve listened to this episode. If you haven’t already listened, you definitely should. And you should also just go ahead and subscribe to the podcast. It’s good stuff.


episode description

053: Cultivate a Better Marriage with Tamara Fackrell

You guys! It’s Tamara Fackrell! She impresses the heck out of us! Tamara is a divorce attorney and holds a PhD in marriage, family, and human development. What a combo! She divorces couples on a daily basis, but her passion is helping people save their marriages and families. Tamara brings her unique perspective to this conversation as we talk all about how to cultivate a strong marriage. We touch on the biggest mistakes we make in marriages and how we can overcome them. Everything from lack of intimacy to getting your emotional needs met, no topic is off limits in this episode. You will come away with things you can do right now to help your marriage no matter how weak or strong it is.


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show notes

Remember the Thursday / Sunday principle with marital intimacy.

Check out Tamara’s e-book on intimacy here.

“There’s a lack of fidelity when you inside feel something, but you aren’t expressing it to your spouse.”

Know what you like. Think of the acronym PRAISED: Presents, Recreation, Appreciation, Intimacy & touch, Service, Exchange of communications, or Dedicated Time.

“Marriages can succeed with one person working on it.”

Have rules with your spouse about conflict resolution.

Tamara’s book: 365 Questions to Ask Your Spouse Before Marriage

Do a quarterly retreat for your marriage!

“A babysitter is cheaper than a marriage counselor or a divorce attorney.”

“Always List” in marriage:

  • Pray with your spouse every night and pray for your marriage.
  • Go on a weekly date.
  • Intimacy 2-5 times a week.
  • Gratitude every week.
  • Have a bigger, fun trip/activity planned once a year.

“The number one thing couples fight about is nothing.”—John Gottman

Fight, fight, fight for your marriage!

Learn more from Tamara on her website or on Instagram. And take a look at this free resource for our listeners from Tamara!


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