What an intense week! Last weekend we celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary in Cabo, and then went straight into our first Warrior Women event. I touched base a little bit on Thursday’s post about the event but also wanted to share candidly with my husband on this weeks Date Your Wife Podcast below.
Press play below to get caught up with our story, or you can download on iTunes and listen in speed play. That’s what I do, it’s amazing to do with audiobooks so you can literally listen to the whole thing twice as fast. OR, if you want to watch in person I post it every week here on the blog including show notes.
Danielle and Garrett are back inside the studio this week after leading 300 women through the powerful inaugural event, WarriorWomen.
Knowing they have been called to serve, they are on a momentum high inside the Warrior Time Warp where change happens quickly when one is willing to be vulnerable and submit to the processes and evolutions, which Garrett and his family demonstrated themselves during a two-hour gut-wrenching, liberating experience.
Every week inside the Date Your Wife Podcast, married couple Danielle K. White and Garrett J. White share insights and perspectives from within their own lives regarding Sex, Money, Parenting & Communication.
In this week’s episode of the Date Your Wife Podcast, our Focus is COMMUNICATION!
Point #1: Vulnerability
- Danielle: Emotion is getting feelings out, vulnerability is digging deep and exposing who you really are.
- Garrett: I defined vulnerability as a weakness for a long time. What I’ve come to know is that there’s strength in vulnerability
Ask Yourself: How has your definition of being vulnerable shifted over the years?
Point #2: Emotional Closure
- Garrett: Married at a very young age to my first wife, we experienced a lot of chaos and life was very difficult. After 18 months, she said she was done, I ran, and we ultimately divorced.
- For 16 years, I didn’t know how to be in their world; I didn’t know how to show up for my son. I unplugged and ignored. We never had any emotional closure to what happened.
Ask Yourself: Where in your world have you not experienced emotional closure and it’s time for that to happen?
Point #3: Submission Brings Freedom
- Garrett: We submitted to a process of breaking down the hard shell.
- Diving into this, I had no fucking idea what would happen, but what I did know was that our experience would ultimately help millions of people.
Ask Yourself: What do you know you want to be released from that has held you in a prison?
Point #4: Letting Go
- Danielle: The recurring theme that Christy brought up was, “I felt like I wasn’t good enough for you. And now our son is with you – and again, I’m not good enough.”
- I felt the entire room was lighter, that everyone had released something.
Ask Yourself: What do you experience when you let things go?
Point #5: The End. Garrett
- Garrett: Danielle was key to the reuniting of Parker and me.
- “Stop pretending like he’s your son and that you’re his father. You’re not. Right now, you’re just trying to decide if you can be friends.”
Ask Yourself: Where in your world do you need to change how you view yourself?
What does it mean and look like in your marriage to be vulnerable?
Date Night Topic:
Date Night is one of the places you can get to that real, raw, and vulnerable place within your marriage. You have the space to talk without kids or others around.
Have a conversation this week during Date Night and inside of that, get real, raw, and vulnerable – even if it means having an argument or collision.
Quote of the Week:
“One of the most intense two hours of my life was during WarriorWomen where I was on stage with my ex-wife, our son, my mother, and Danielle.”
-Garrett J. White
“You didn’t lose Parker, this is just the next chapter where all of us get to be a part of his life.”
-Danielle K. White