Essential Wedding Podcast — premarital RSS



Ep. 17 Planning a Destination Wedding w/Zohe Felici, Destination Wedding Expert

Hi, friends! In today's episode we're talking through all things destination weddings! If you're thinking that a destination wedding might be the way to go on your big day (whether it's in a different part of your state, in a different country, or even on the other side of the world) this episode is going to inspire you and equip you with tons of helpful advice. As always, I brought in a subject-matter expert to chat with and today's guest is the fabulous, Zohe Felici.

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Ep. 15 How to Trust Your Spouse (with all the things) w/Anne Streett, LMFT Associate

Is it harder for Millennials and Gen-Zers to trust their partners more than it has been for past generations? Do social media, dating apps, and even cheating apps make temptation too hard to resist? What about the other places where trust is key in marriage -- such as finances, supporting our dreams and coming along for the ride, rebuilding broken trust, and more.In episode 15 "How To Trust Your Spouse with All the Things" my guest is the lovely Anne Streett, who is an LMFT Associate and specifically works with millennial couples.

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Ep. 13 How to Argue Well w/ Anne Streett, LMFT Associate and Sharla Austin, LMFT Associate

In Episode 13 I'm SO excited to have two incredible guests: Anne Streett, LMFT Associate and Sharla Austin, LMFT Associate. We're talking about how to argue well in a relationship. I think it's a very fitting topic for engaged couples, because this season can often come with a bit of turbulence. SO many things are changing within your relationship and you're sharing so many new experiences together. Sometimes that can make everything feel more charged, and it can amplify emotions. It may be a relief to hear that arguing is actually a very normal part of planning a wedding and a marriage together, and so in this episode we talk about how arguments can lead to growth and an even...

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EP. 12 The 5 Love Languages w/ Melissa Risso, MA, LMFT, CST

In episode 12 I am joined by therapist Melissa Risso, MA, LMFT, CST, who regularly uses the 5 Love Languages to better understand her couples, and to help couples better understand themselves and each other. Melissa thinks it is TRANSFORMATIVE and basically requires all her couples to buy the book! Melissa breaks down each of the 5 love languages and gives us tons of examples of how each of the languages might express themselves in a relationship. Then she gives us tips and tricks for implementing the 5 Love Languages into our own lives (relationships, friendships, work relationships, parenting, and for ourselves).

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Ep. 10 The Enneagram and Your Marriage w/Renowned Enneagram Expert Michelle Joy, M.A.. MFT

This is episode 10! Which means we are officially in double-digits here at Essential Wedding Podcast. Woot woot!! Thanks for coming along for the ride, friends and I promise it will only get better and better! The Enneagram is a system of 9 personality types and it combines traditional wisdom with modern psychology. It has gained quite a bit of mainstream popularity – especially over the last several years – because it’s a highly effective and accurate tool that helps people get to know themselves (and each other) better, with deeper levels of understanding. The Enneagram test is used for personal and spiritual growth, relationship dynamics within all types of relationships, and it is also commonly found in the work...

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