It has been a while since we have done this, but we are bringing it back – that is, doing a podcast episode answering your burning questions! We tackle a variety of your questions today including how Jesse felt leaving his job as an attorney, which of us handles the bills and budgeting, how arguing between us pretty much always indicates a deeper issue, and our personalities.
We also reflect on how our personalities and interests are different and similar and how this has changed in 18 years of being married.
In addition, we talk about what our dream vacation looks like and how having foster children has affected not only the children in our family but also our marriage. Like most things, it has had its ups and downs, but we feel blessed as we remind ourselves of our why.
We hope you enjoy another episode answering your burning questions. As always, if you have other questions or input after listening to a podcast episode, we’d love to hear from you!
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In This Episode:
[0:35] – We are answering your burning questions today!
[1:29] – Jesse answers a question on whether or not it was difficult for him to stop working as an attorney.
[4:00] – I argue why someone in a marriage considering income my income can be dangerous to the marriage.
[5:43] – Jesse shares which one of us takes care of bills getting paid.
[8:38] – Figuring out each spouse’s strengths in a marriage is important.
[9:08] – We talk about how we decide on budgeting and spending.
[11:15] – I make the case that arguments – even silly arguments – usually point to something deeper going on.
[14:38] – We tackle a question about whether or not our personalities are more similar or opposite.
[16:40] – What is our dream vacation?
[18:57] – How fostering can impact the children in a family.
[21:20] – We reflect on how fostering has affected our marriage.
[24:33] – What is our greatest weakness is in our communication with each other?
Links and Resources:
- Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith – Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity
- Love-Centered Parenting
- 10 Days to Be a Happier Mom
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- My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!)
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I haven’t listened yet, so if you talk about this in the episode, let me know! I was wondering how fostering and having a baby have affected your goal of traveling to different continents? Is it still a goal you have?
Crystal Paine says
Yes, it’s definitely still a big goal for us. Fostering and having a baby hasn’t changed the goal at all, but Covid has caused us to have to put a pause on a lot of travel that we would otherwise love to be doing. We decided that we’d just add at least two extra years to our goal deadline… to account for the pause. We’re really hoping to resume travel again by next year… but we are just waiting to see what happens. We talk about this more on the episode.