Laura Quick and her husband Shane join Deanna in this episode. Laura recently asked her Facebook followers how they are fighting for their marriage while in quarantine, which inspired Deanna to invite the couple onto the podcast. Laura is the CEO of Good Grit Magazine which is based in Birmingham, while Shane is an artist manager and promoter.
There are some tools that Laura and Shane are using to navigate through these tough times. Some of these tools they learned before they got married when each of them went to Onsite. Shane shares with us about why he was scared to enter a marriage with Laura. The two have weekly meetings with each other but have increased the frequency of these during the pandemic.
Everything is changing daily, but Laura and Shane talk about how the negativity that television news portrays causes them to avoid it. Laura reveals a worrisome thing that came up in one of the couple’s meetings and then proceeds to discuss the importance of maintaining a date night. They provide some tips on how to do this even if you’ve got kids at home.
Are you fighting for your marriage?
Laura gets into how she has realized that saying what’s on her mind instead of nagging allows Shane to show up for her. It’s important to remember that our spouses can’t read our minds and accept that you both won’t agree about everything.
Marriages need to be fought for not just during quarantine, but in our daily lives. Laura and Shane admit that they are certainly not experts, but they work hard to do whatever it takes to have a healthy marriage.
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