107 – Guarding Our Marriage Circle

Guarding Our Marriage Circle

Guarding our marriage circle is protecting the relationship between spouses. We see our marriage relationship as a circle, with only the two of us and God present. We try to keep things that don’t belong in that circle of relationship outside the circle. This isn’t always easy to do, and we are not always successful at it, but just the awareness of the difference between the inside of the circle and the outside of the circle is helpful. In this episode of Calibrate Life, David and Donna talk about the importance of guarding the marriage circle.

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068 – Embracing Healthy Relationships: Do You Hang Out With Safe People?

068 – Embracing Healthy Relationships: Do You Hang Out With Safe People?

Emotionally calibrated people have healthy relationships with safe people. Dysfunctional relationships not only disrupt our lives, but opening up to the wrong people, unsafe people, can hinder, damage, or destroy us as spiritual leaders. In this episode, David and Donna discuss some of the principles from the book Safe People, and how to carefully choose our relationships for joyful and healthy living.

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053 — How Accountability Can Prevent Devastation in the Lives of Those You Love and Lead

053 — How Accountability Can Prevent Devastation in the Lives of Those You Love and Lead

How is it that we can have similar families, similar experiences, similar beliefs, grow up in the same town, and end up in such different places? Accountability in the context of community is so vitally important. In this episode we talk about the importance of accountability and staying intimately connected to the people you love and lead.

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038 – Life and Ministry in the Context of Relationships

038 – Life and Ministry in the Context of Relationships

Life is lived in the context of our relationships, and ministry and leadership take place in the context of our relationships. We must make people our priority in living, leading, and loving. Relationships require a great investment with every party having something to give and something to gain in the relationship.

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035 – Growing Together Instead of Drifting Apart

035 – Growing Together Instead of Drifting Apart

If you are married, your marriage relationship is the most important relationship in your life. It is worthy of calibration. On the occasion of their 3rd anniversary (with a tongue-in-cheek cumulative experience of 67 years), David and Donna discuss 6 marriage calibration points every couple should observe.

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025 – Alignment in Life and Relationships: Living, Leading, and Loving in the Same Direction

025 – Alignment in Life and Relationships: Living, Leading, and Loving in the Same Direction

Alignment is a lot like calibration, the difference is calibration is adjusting one component or part of our lives, but alignment is getting all of the parts and relationships of our lives moving and working together. Alignment is essential for for our own effectiveness, right and positive influences, for properly pursuing our calling and purposes, and for living a joyful life. Organizational and team alignment is an important focus for accomplishing your mission.

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