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Why Tension in Conversations is Essential for a Healthy Marriage with Julia Woods

SHOW NOTES: Episode 18

On this episode of the Relationships Unraveled podcast, I am chatting with Julia Woods. Julia is a couples coach and founder of The Beautiful Outcome. Julia shares her journey into couples coaching and marriage work, which began during her time as a wedding photographer. She opens up about her own struggles with communication in her marriage, and how it led her to discover the importance of effective communication in relationships.

We dive deep into the concept of tension as a catalyst for growth and challenging our limiting beliefs. Julia shares that tension is not always negative, but rather an essential piece in personal and relational development. When you and your spouse navigate these tensions together, it can actually strengthen your bond and allow for even more growth.

Tension can arise from the limiting beliefs we hold onto, and it is through these moments of tension that we have the opportunity to rewrite these beliefs and move forward. These limiting beliefs can actually be gifts that help us learn and grow.

Julia challenges us to embrace tension as an opportunity for growth and actively work through it to strengthen relationships and progress in life. This was such a great episode that helped put things into a different perspective when thinking about your marriage!

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  • Tension in marriage

  • Limiting beliefs

  • Communication in marriage



Life’s greatest joy and greatest pain come in our relationships with others.  God created us for relationships so it's no surprise that we learn best how to navigate them…together! 

On Relationships Unraveled, we will create an inviting atmosphere for conversations that goes below the surface!  We will unravel stories and relationship dynamics of all kinds (God, Self, and Others), through honest and practical conversations that shock the norm to create new perspectives and understanding! I am your host, Maranda Kirk, and I use my faith in Jesus, passion, life experiences, and training as a life coach and Enneagram coach, to unravel ideas around relationships. 

On this show, we will talk honestly and practically about relationship dynamics we all face, so we can live the life we were created for, be an inspiring example to others, and ultimately fan the flame of relational wellness!  I learn and grow tremendously from the conversations I’m having with people, so I want to bring you along, in hopes that, by listening in, you will feel supported as you are challenged and encouraged to apply new ideas, understanding or skills to the relationships in your life and begin making the changes you desire! By experiencing small wins, we create momentum as we make progress!

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