I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Leona Carter about five random facts about herself, what advice she would give engaged couples preparing for marriage. Plus what she has learned about herself during this global pandemic. Check out my interview with Leona below:
Loryn: What advice would you give married women about maintaining their relationship during the global pandemic?
Leona: I would advise women to reassess what their day looks like now so that they are not holding on to expectations of their schedule pre-pandemic. Then, initiate a conversation with their husbands about their observation and reestablish a new routine of daily connecting.
Loryn: Who is a guest you'd love to bring on your podcast?
Leona: My dream guest would be the gospel artist and singer Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy Franklin.They have been married for 25 years just like my husband and I, and have a wealth of insight to share about their marital journey.
Loryn: If you had a magic stick, what are the three things you would change when it comes to having a relationship?
Leona: 1) For women to understand they have value before getting in a relationship and that value should remain in the relationship, not be stripped away in the relationship.
2) Commitment in a relationship is different than the convenience of a relationship. There is a reason that marriage is honored because of the commitment you publicly make to one another.
3) Choose to be reconciled rather than be right. At the end of the day you must choose to lay next to the person not your point.
Loryn: What have you learned about yourself doing this global pandemic?
Leona: One of the things I have learn during this global pandemic is by doing daily work on my internal nature has positioned me to adjust, pivot, and be flexible in the outer circumstances.
Loryn: What advice would you share for engaged couples marrying in the near future?
Leona: I would advise to understand how you both problem solve difficult situations. Of course, I understand that sometimes you don’t know how you would respond to things that has not happened yet, but in the overarching idea of problem solving, understand what foundation you have in place that guides your decision-making. If you and your fiancé are building on different foundations its going to affect the way you problem solve tough decisions.
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