Pure Victory Podcast

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Summary

Building connection in a marriage can be difficult at the best of times, but what does it look like for a couple that has the schedule and stresses of a pro hockey player? Ryan and Jenn Walter discuss how they built connection with each other while dealing with the challenges of a busy schedule and a high profile.

Show Notes

Welcome to episode #43!

This week, Braden and his better half (wife Kristen), continue their chat with former NHL player Ryan Walter and his wife Jenn. They discuss how they built and maintained intimacy in marriage while navigating a pro hockey career.
 
Connection Requires Intentionality
Ryan and Jenn were able to build intimacy and connection because they were intentional in doing so. They both learned what each other needed in regards to feeling loved, so they intentionally leaned into those areas whether Ryan was at home or on the road. This keeps the unity and fulfillment in a marriage high so that spouses don't feel disconnected and tempted to stray.

Connection Requires Consistency
Intimacy and connection are built over time and it requires ongoing consistency. Ryan and Jenn carved out consistent time to connect in their mornings despite the temptation to sleep in. It was an ongoing choice to take action in connecting, but they've reaped the rewards of this consistency over time by maintaining long-term and satisfying intimacy over the life of their marriage

Connection Is Worth The Effort!
Building a marriage is about investing in one another. Investing in a marriage means time, energy, and creativity because a good marriage never just happens on its own. The effort required to build your marriage is worth every moment invested because you'll end up reaping a happy, productive, and fun marriage till death does you part.

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Next week, Matt and Braden speak with Pastor Gary Taitinger on how to live a life void of moral failures.

Resources
Ryan Walter's website
Your Pure Freedom Journey through Restored Ministries
Personal 1-on-1 Coaching with one of Restored Ministries' trained coaches
FamilyLife Canada:  Resources and events to strengthen your marriage
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Podcast Hosts
BRADEN HAFNER
Braden is the Regional Director in Alberta for FamilyLife Canada. He has been married for 12 years to his wife Kristen, and they live in Edmonton, Alberta. He is passionate about seeing marriages grow and thrive, and helping couples move to a deeper oneness with one another and with God. FamilyLife Canada has a variety of resources and events to help you and your spouse take your marriage to the next level. See what would benefit you at www.familylifecanada.com

MATT CLINE
Matt and his wife Louise raise their little guys, David and Oliver, in Edmonton, Alberta. He is honored to do what he can to tackle the epidemic of pornography and sexual perversion in every way possible. Seeing lives and marriages get free and experience the love of God in profound ways is what drives him every day. He leads Restored Ministries, is a certified speaker and coach for the John Maxwell Team, and formerly played hockey in the WHL and for Hockey Canada. You can visit www.restoredministries.ca.

What is Pure Victory Podcast?

Faith-based inspiration to win at sex, conquer porn, and find purpose in staying free forever.