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  • Writer's pictureGrace Jensen

#20 Goal Setting and Life Planning in Marriage

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

Despite technical difficulties, Grace and Zach sit down to discuss a topic they wish they’d had more information on early in marriage–goal-setting. To start off, they discuss the challenges and benefits of trying to do this within a marriage. (1:40)

Next, they cover different styles people can have in setting goals, working on them, and being motivated to accomplish them. (6:30) Figuring out that these differences exist and what they are was super important for Grace and Zach! A helpful framework they now use is a system created by best-selling author and podcaster Gretchen Rubin. Her book “The Four Tendencies” can be found on Amazon and Audible, and the free quiz to find out your Tendency is here. Grace and Zach describe each Tendency: Upholder (9:20), Obliger (10:20), Questioner (11:00), and Rebel (13:30).

After talking about how each spouse helps the other in accomplishing goals (15:15), Grace and Zach move to practical tips. They share a system they created together early in their marriage, which equated goals met to spending money. (25:45) Grace reviews how habits formed early in marriage affect the goals you and your spouse have for your lives and family. (30:20) They talk about food, fitness (35:45), finances (42:30), roles/dreams (46:00), generosity (49:55), and religion (51:15).

Finally, Grace and Zach remind us why intentional goal-setting is crucial to a healthy marriage and why healthy marriages are important for society. They thank you, the listener, for learning with and from them, and for working to make this world a better place. Rating this podcast, following it on Instagram (@thenewlywedshow), or sharing with friends would be deeply appreciated! You can also listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, or TuneIn.

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