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Join Kate and Eric MacDougall as they talk about all things Intimacy. Growth in your marriage doesn't need to be a drag! We make growth and connection fun, and give you actionable skills to make sure the best years of your marriage are ahead of you!

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Canada

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Join Kate and Eric MacDougall as they talk about all things Intimacy. Growth in your marriage doesn't need to be a drag! We make growth and connection fun, and give you actionable skills to make sure the best years of your marriage are ahead of you!

Language:

English


Episodes

How to Help your Partner Communicate More Effectively

5/29/2023
This week, we argue about the difference between effecting and efficient, Kate talks about how she initiates sex, and we share our common communication patterns (you can probably all relate to) Topics: ➡️ Why being effective doesn't always mean easier ➡️ Playing to your strengths ➡️ Why being understood is more valuable than getting your message across ➡️ How saying "yes dear" might do more harm than good CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:33:04

How You Know When to Ask for Help

5/22/2023
This week, we share our recent experience with asking for help, and why it's so hard for people to do. Topics: ➡️ Why going to therapy doesn't always mean something is "wrong" ➡️ Why we struggle with asking for help ➡️ Why thinking you can do it on your own can be a problem ➡️ How to ask for help NOW so you can create a WIN/WIN in your marriage FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:28:58

Is it Love...or Insecurity?

5/15/2023
This week, we revisit a conversation about Kate wanting Eric to come to bed, how Kate learned to "grin and bear" it, and why sharing your insecurities might be the healthier thing for your marriage. Topics for this Episode: ➡️ The difference between wanting your partner, and avoiding loneliness ➡️ Why speaking up is important for the health of your relationship. ➡️ Why we typically remain quiet when we struggle. ➡️ How "book-ending" your days keeps you ROCK-SOLID in marriage. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:27:24

Levelling up your Relationship, Together.

5/8/2023
This week, Kate does a bit of rapping, we share some deep cuts around Eric's alcoholism, and we introduce a concept to help you think differently about your relationship. Topics for this Episode: ➡️ What exactly is the relationship ecosystem. ➡️ Why blaming your partner is such a common practice. ➡️ Why rocking the boat is sometimes the best choice. ➡️ What needs to happen to master yourself, and your relationship? CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:30:03

From Surviving to Thriving in your Marriage

5/1/2023
This week, Eric is Irritated, Kate is in Pain, and we chat openly about about a word people Love to Hate: Discipline Topics for this Episode: ➡️ Why Discipline will be something we ALL need to prioritize. ➡️ Why slowing down to speed up is our the answer to stress. ➡️ Reconnecting to yourself, and why you are making your current choices. ➡️How to lower your partners resistance to change. Click here for the FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:27:26

Having Sex, Making Love, and F*cking your Partner

4/24/2023
We are very excited to share this episode! We dive deeper into our thoughts on sexual intimacy! Please make sure sensitive ears are not listening in! We chat about: ➡️ The limiting ideas we have of Sex ➡️ Why some people avoid making love ➡️ How F*cking is great for a relationship, when done right ➡️ How prioritizing your own needs is healthy! CLICK HERE FOR THER FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:32:32

Quieting your Inner Critic

4/17/2023
In this week's Episode, we talk about the "inner critic". That little voice in your head that just won't seem to go away. Also, Kate shares her experience of "failing" our sex challenge. We chat about: ➡️ What exactly is the Inner Critic ➡️ How it gets in the way of healthy relationships ➡️ How it's directly linked to your self confidence CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:33:27

Getting into your Spouse's Mind

4/10/2023
In this episode, Kate and Eric discuss one of Eric's obsessions: Mind Mapping! We chat about: ➡️ What exactly is mind-mapping ➡️ How you are doing it (whether you are aware of it or not) ➡️ How to use it to your advantage! ➡️ How is shows up commonly in our own relationship CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:35:05

What Drives your Behaviours in Marriage?

4/3/2023
This week we dive into our own relationship to talk about what we are focused on sexually. We also touch on The Masculine & Feminine, and what drive those two core essences within us. We chat about: ➡️ How desire dwindles in all long-term relationships ➡️ Why Intentionally taking sex off the table can help your relationship ➡️ The main drivers of the Masculine & Feminine, and how they show up in your marriage. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:32:18

Be OPEN to a better marriage with one single word!

3/27/2023
🎉 BOOM! ep 100 y'all! This is our centennial (or sentinel)! We have a great conversation about how to open yourself to new possibilities in your relationship (and your life)! We chat about: ➡️What being open means to us ➡️How you prevent yourself from getting what you want ➡️A simple word that will change the way you think about your marriage ➡️How to have ALL of what you want, without compromising! Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:29:20

Working together to Heal Jealousy

3/20/2023
This week Kate and Eric tackle a topic that impacts EVERY human being: Jealousy. We chat about: ➡️The difference between Jealousy and Envy ➡️How Jealousy is not a feeling, but something we think ➡️How to understand what's actually happening when you get jealous ➡️How to get communicate it with your partner so they can help you out. Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:43:14

Three Practices to Deepen Emotional & Physical Intimacy

3/13/2023
Eric is flying Solo this week to share a POWERFUL training from The Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Community. The training will help you understand ➡️ How to creating connection in as little as six seconds. ➡️ Why hugging is a marriages secret weapon for intimacy! ➡️ How to touch your partner in a way that can STOP TIME! ➡️ How to truly see your partner, and connect to their heart. Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:19:43

Stop Solving, Start Living!

3/6/2023
This week, Kate and Eric dive into over serving your partner, and how it can create dysfunction in your relationship. We chat about: ➡️The problem with making things "fair" in your marriage ➡️Why feeling guilty is normal ➡️How you are preventing your partner from growing ➡️How you can RAISE the bar for your relationship Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:31:39

Getting Out of Your Head and having Better Sex!

2/27/2023
Kate and Eric jump into a topic they LOVE to chat about: SEX! We have a candid conversation about what prevents us from getting out of our heads, and how to get into out bodies so we can be more open to experiencing a great sexual relationship! You will hear: ➡️ The biggest killer of your sexual libido ➡️ How you can help yourself be more open to sex ➡️ How you can help your partner connect to their pleasure centre ➡️ How it's totally normal to not always desire your partner We hope you love it! Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:31:55

Two Ways to Use your Body to Level-up your Communication!

2/20/2023
Kate and Eric are together this week to chat about getting out of your head, and into your BODY! We specifically talk about two ways you can use your body to improve your communication. You will hear about: ➡️ Why you can't get out of useless arguments with your spouse. ➡️ How to support your partner when they are opening up to you. ➡️ How to express your love without saying a single word ➡️ What to do when you really don't know what to say to a struggling partner. We hope you love it! Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:29:48

The Impact of Shame on your Sex Life with Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers

2/13/2023
This week, join Eric and Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers as they dive deep into how you can overcome sexual shame as individuals and as a couple to create a more thriving sexual relationship. Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers is a licensed sex and gender feminist psychotherapist, best-selling author, researcher, emeriti professor, and media personality whose expertise spans sex therapy, spiritual intimacy, parenting, medicine, and social justice. We chat about: ➡️ Where Sexual Shame stems from ➡️ The number one reason we don't desire our partner ➡️ The impact of Sexual shame on Intimacy ➡️ How to work toward overcoming shame to have a thriving sex life! Evolved Marriage Links: FREE EVOLVED MEN'S COLLECTIVE FB GROUP Free Resources Apply for the Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:39:36

Four Habits of an Extraordinary Marriage with Larry Hagner

2/6/2023
This week, Eric speaks with Larry Hagner, founder of The Dad Edge, about turning ordinary marriages EXTRAORDINARY! Larry Hagner's mission is to empower men to live and lead legendary lives. The Dad Edge empowers men to create legendary marriages, create epic connections with our kids, master our personal finances, optimize our health (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual), and become a leader within their family. We chat about: ➡️ How Larry keeps his relationship THRIVING after 19 years. ➡️ Why Day Dates are more exciting than evening dates ➡️ How to keep your sex life connected and exciting ➡️The power of generative questions To know more about Larry, check out his website and his podcast! Evolved Marriage Links: FREE EVOLVED MEN'S COLLECTIVE FB GROUP Free Resources Apply for the Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:41:24

Three Levels of Listening to Improve your Communication Skills!

1/30/2023
Eric and Kate are back together to talk why couples struggle with communication, and a secret weapon they use in their own marriage: Listening to each other We chat about: ➡️ The three levels of listening ➡️ Why you spend so much time in your head ➡️ What's preventing you from TRULY understanding your partner ➡️ How to become a listening MASTER so you can truly understand your partner Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:33:19

Experiencing Honest Sex with Shana James

1/23/2023
This week, Eric speaks with Shana James about honest sex and how to have a greater sexual experience with your spouse! Shana James is the creator and host of the Man Alive podcast and has a TEDx Talk, “What 1,000 Men's Tears Reveal About the Crisis Between Men and Women.” In her book, she uses her Master’s in psychology, DISC, and Positive Intelligence certifications to guide readers. As a relationship coach for 20 years, she humbly discovered the causes of disconnection and distrust in relationships, as well as how to build trust and keep passion alive. Some say we are outgrowing marriage as a culture. However, the problem that author Shana James regularly sees as a relationship coach—and through her own divorce—is that many of us have not matured enough to create the emotionally-connected, sexually-satisfying relationships we long for. Honest Sex teaches us what kind of honesty is effective for creating closeness, what sex actually is (rather than what we've been taught), and how to communicate desires and upsets to create more intimacy. By examining new ways to sustain connection with a partner, author Shana James illuminates a framework for relationships to start strong and get more intimate and exciting over time. We chat about: ➡️ What is Honest Sex? ➡️ How to have a greater sexual experience with your spouse. ➡️ What to do before and after sex to improve it. ➡️ How dealing with your "darkness" will open you up sexually. >> You can check out THE HONEST SEX book here << Evolved Marriage Links: FREE EVOLVED MEN'S COLLECTIVE FB GROUP Free Resources Apply for the Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:32:23

Become Uncompromising in your Intimacy with Dr. Alexandra Stockwell

1/16/2023
In this episode, Eric speaks with "The Intimacy Doctor", Alexandra Stockwell. They talk about how the key to passion, fulfillment, intimacy and success, isn’t compromise--it’s being unwilling to compromise. Because when both people feel free to be themselves, the relationship becomes juicy, nourishing, and deeply satisfying. Known as “The Intimacy Doctor,” Alexandra Stockwell, MD is a Relationship and Intimacy Coach and an Intimate Marriage Expert who specializes in coaching ambitious, successful couples to build beautiful, long-lasting, passionate relationships. She is the bestselling author of “Uncompromising Intimacy,” host of The Intimate Marriage Podcast and creator of the Aligned & Hot Marriage program. For over 20 years she has shown men and women how to bring pleasure and purpose into all aspects of life: from the daily grind of running a household, to intimate communication and ecstatic experiences in the bedroom–all while maintaining extraordinary professional success! Dr. Alexandra has been featured in the Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, USAToday, Cosmopolitan, Business Insider, thriveglobal, mindbodygreen, FOX NEWS NYC, and Disruptors Magazine named her one of “30 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2022.” We chat about: ➡️ Why compromising creates disconnect in your marriage ➡️ Why mastering curiosity is a MUST for a thriving relationship ➡️ A step by step method to bring MORE of yourself to your marriage ➡️ Why thinking BIG might not be what your relationship needs right now More about Dr. Alexandra Stockwell: Website Instagram Facebook Facebook Group Linkedin Youtube Evolved Marriage Links: FREE EVOLVED MEN'S COLLECTIVE FB GROUP Free Resources Apply for the Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind Join the FREE Evolved Men's Collective Facebook Group Apply for The Evolved Men's Collective Mastermind FREE RESOURCE - The Six Key Relationship Skills

Duration:00:31:51