In AON: Communication

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Rick Johnson is the founder of Better Dads, an organization that empowers men to lead and serve in their families and communities. He is the author of several books on parenting, marriage, and personal growth, and is a speaker across the U.S. and Canada. Rick is a veteran of the United States Navy. He and his wife Suzanne have been married for 30 years, and have two adult children.

“We are more aware of negative things that trigger our partner and more open to seeing from each other’s point of view. We learned how to listen to each other, relate to how the other is feeling, and understand what they are trying to communicate.”

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In this episode, Rick Johnson—United States Navy veteran; parenting, marriage, and personal growth expert; and author of Becoming Your Spouse’s Better Half: Why Differences Make a Marriage Great—brings wisdom and insight to married couples who are struggling to stay connected. With clarity and humor, Rick describes the inherent differences between men and women, and unpacks why exactly it can be so hard to bridge the gap. He believes every marriage can benefit from a total perspective overhaul: Instead of viewing your differences as barriers to be surmounted, view them as strengths to be celebrated. What are a man’s need? Johnson reaches past the stereotype that men only need food and sex to survive and reveals the true, innate needs inside every man’s heart. What does a woman need? More than just empty romance and a halfhearted intimacy. The differences between the sexes are designed to complement each other and bring excitement, not divide and bring despair.

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