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Love, Intimacy and Relationships During Isolation with DeVon Franklin

No one wants to be alone.

It’s a simple truth: We can’t survive without relationships.

Whether you’re an extrovert or the most introverted introvert this world has ever seen, everyone needs human connection on some level. Relationships are easily one of the best and most important things in our lives. They support us, help us grow, and give us so much joy and purpose.

On the other hand, toxic relationships do the opposite. They use us, wear us out, and steal our happiness.

Every serious relationship is going to go through a rough patch at some point. Right now, COVID-19 has kept us all in our homes, and we’re unable to connect with our friends in person. Maybe you’re spending time with family right now, and things are getting a little tense, just because you’re around each other 24/7. Or maybe, you’re single and you’ve never felt more alone in a time like this.

Even the healthiest relationships can suffer due to circumstances like these. Maybe you and your partner have always been relationship goals but now you feel like it’s time to throw in the towel. Maybe you are spending so much time together that each of you are starving for some personal space. Or maybe, you haven’t gotten to spend time with your significant other because of social distancing. FaceTime is great, but it’s not the same.

Thankfully, I’ve got just the person today to give us some advice on cultivating healthy relationships and finding peace during these difficult times.

“Anything we deny, we give power to destroy us.” @DeVonFranklin  

DeVon Franklin is an award-winning film and TV producer, New York Times best-selling author, international speaker, preacher, and spiritual success coach. He serves as the President and CEO of Franklin Entertainment. DeVon is best known for his films Miracles from Heaven, Heaven Is for Real, and his New York Times best-selling book, The Wait, which he co-wrote with his wife Meagan Good.

With a commitment to uplifting the masses through entertainment, DeVon has quickly become a force in the media as well as a leading authority on faith, spiritual wellness and personal development. DeVon is committed to using media, whether it’s entertainment or social platforms, for good instead of bad. 

I’ve had DeVon on The School of Greatness twice before, and even though we weren’t able to meet in person for this one, he brought the same energy, the same light, and the same hope as he always does. To watch our past interviews together, visit Episode 769 and Episode 409 to learn more about healthy relationships and spirituality.

Some of us are spending more time with families and partners. Others of us are isolated and unable to connect with friends in person. Whatever your situation, DeVon has great advice on how to connect, how to communicate, and how to have healthy relationships during this tough time.

Join me on Episode 940 to learn how to have thriving relationships in difficult times with the inspiring DeVon Franklin.

“You’re giving someone your body but won’t give them the passcode to your phone.” @DeVonFranklin  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do we stay connected and loving without hurting each other in these times of isolation? (1:42)
  • What do you think is a good portion of time away from your partner? (5:21)
  • What are the lessons you have learned within your relationship? (9:31)
  • How do we implement peace over panic during these times? (19:28)
  • How can we cultivate intimacy without sex? (39:17)
  • What do you do for your family to make things better in your partnership everyday? (45:13)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why setting expectations for each day is important for the relationship (4:36)
  • Why the model relationship has to be imperfect (9:41)
  • How having a genuine commitment to your partner is essential (13:48)
    How understanding control will give you peace (22:21)
  • Whether communication or sex helps a relationship become better (28:21)
  • Why focusing on how this isolation will help us is important (38:12)
  • How helping your partner find success will help your relationship (48:12)
  • How praise and gratitude will help you navigate your pain (54:31)
  • Plus much more…
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Kaibu by Killercats

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