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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 39

Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families

with guests Mark and Susan Merrill

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | October 10th, 2017 | 55 min

Understand the effects of marriage on your family’s health and ultimately, the health of your kids’ future marriages and families.

Today's Guest(s)

Mark Merrill is founder and president of Family First. From the Family Minute daily radio program to his recent book, “All Pro Dad: 7 Essentials to be a Hero to your Kids”, Mark has striven for decades to be a voice of truth motivated by a passion to see marriages and families strengthened.

https://www.markmerrill.com/

EPISODE NOTES

The importance of a healthy marriage for a healthy family should be obvious, but it’s something that’s easy to overlook in hectic schedules that people have these days. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families.

Also in this episode Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder to begin using right away and answers a question from a mom about talking to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families”. She also teases her conversation with Mark and Susan Merrill, her points to ponder, and a question from a mom about talking to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet.

1:40 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Dr. Meg understands that talking to your kids about sex is uncomfortable and wants you to have the tools you need to make this conversation easier and more effective. Check out Dr. Meg’s digital toolkit, “How To Have The Talk With Your Child” to get ready for the initial conversation. Go to megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources” to find out more!

4:02 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about healthy marriages leading to healthy families.

16:12 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARK AND SUSAN MERRILL (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families.

33:40 – AD – SUNBASKET

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34:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARK AND SUSAN MERRILL (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down with Mark and Susan Merrill, authors of the companion books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives. They discuss the significance a healthy marriage has on the health of your family and ultimately the health of your kids’ future marriages and families.

49:05 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Cindy concerning how to talk to her kids about the death of a beloved family pet.

53:47 – PARENT PEP RALLY

54:40 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 39, Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads!

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