“Oftentimes our needs come from a place of a wound from our childhood. Yeah, that’s true – when you’re being raised, if your parents never listened to you, then you’re going to have a need to feel important to your spouse because you didn’t get that as a kid.”
We all have emotional needs and they are typically different from our spouse.
Learning to identify and meet those needs is the key to building feelings of love in your spouse and building a healthy marriage.
Excerpts from Podcast Episode 1:
Understanding the Connection Between Emotional Needs and Love in Marriage
We cannot meet each other’s emotional needs in marriage if we do not learn what they are. Healthy couples embrace the fact that God created us to have emotional needs and to meet those needs in the marriage relationship.
How to Navigate Different Emotional Needs in Marriage
Meeting each other’s emotional needs in marriage can be difficult because our needs are often quite different, and they can change over time. Learning to navigate the differences and meet our spouse’s emotional needs effectively is the key to a healthy relationship.
How Emotional Pain Effects Emotional Needs in Marriage
Often times one or more of our emotional needs come from wounds in our past. It is very healing personally and bonding relationally when we meet those needs for each other in marriage.