An 18 Year Old’s View on Marriage: A Sit Down Chat with My Son, Austin - Marriage Sparks


An 18 Year Old’s View on Marriage: A Sit Down Chat with My Son, Austin

August 20, 2020

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What effects can our marital conflicts have on our children? And what can we do to decrease stress and boost intimacy regardless of family stressors and other outside factors?

In this episode, I’m joined by my 18-year-old son and budding entrepreneur, Austin, who offers a fresh take on marriage and parenting from the other side. I get his thoughts on marriage, conflict, and he offers some blush-inducing yet accurate advice. Listen in for his unique perspective and my top tips to avoid becoming married roommates.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Our sons' take on our marriage
  • The ways conflict may be affecting your children
  • Why we sometimes choose to fight over the small things in relationships
  • Tips for improving intimacy and how to avoid being married roommates



“I've learned to deal with people of all types and just turn the shoulder or kill them with kindness really. It is probably better than getting into conflicts and then you end up getting fired and nothing really happens to them.”- Austin [05:26]

“We start fighting about the small things because sometimes the big things are too hard to even address.”- Amy [8:08]


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