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Brenda Bogart

042: Bill & Brenda Bogart

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Jeff and I co-interview our wonderful guests Bill and Brenda Bogart! Bill primarily works with the marriage ministry at Park Cities Presbyterian Church here in Dallas and Brenda is an artist. Both Bill and Brenda were married previously and have a big and beautiful blended family today.

One of the biggest issues that arises in marriage is communication. With Bill and Brenda meeting with married couples, they try to emphasize that good communication is really about a mutual understanding and mutual respect for one another in a marriage. This sweet couple shares different tools on this episode that can help with better communication and listening.

Some topics we discuss include validating feelings in your spouse, weekly dates with your spouse, and what healthy disagreements are. This episode really explores the freedom of truly working things out in your marriage in a healthy way. Bill and Brenda go into what it looks like to be intentional everyday with your husband or wife. When we work through loving our spouse well and what all that entails, it will naturally lead to greater intimacy in all areas of the marriage.

When we realize that our spouse is not the enemy, but rather our teammate that we are wanting to cross the finish line of life with, the whole outlook of what your marriage is changes.

Bill and Brenda speak wisely on the subject of forgiveness, the balance of discussion between internal and external processors, and how to make your spouse feel known. The world often tells us what a husband should be and what a wife should be. We are often overcoming those lies of the world to lean into what Christ calls us to be as husbands and wives.

When listening to this podcast, you can’t help but see the beautiful intention the Lord had for marriage and what He intends it to be- it is a representation of our walks with the Lord. We walk along with Jesus through life and learn how to better communicate with Him as we go, learning to grow in grace, humility, and how to truly listen. This is such a parallel of the lessons we learn through marriage. As we grow in vulnerability, we grow in intimacy.

This is absolutely a podcast you will not want to miss! What you will take away from this is the true pursuit of your spouse.

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Brenda Bogart

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Brenda is a native Texan, married to her wonderful husband Bill, have a blended family of six children, and she is a grandmother.

Brenda holds a degree in Interior Design from TCU and has studied painting and drawing at SMU.  She was successful as an Interior Designer in Dallas, TX but knew she wanted to follow her true passion and picked up her paint brush again, and is now painting full time in her home studio. Brenda​ ​is​ ​inspired​ ​by​ ​the​ ​human​ ​face and loves to ​listen​ to​ ​the​ ​stories​ ​of​ ​people​ ​she​ ​paints. You can see her work featured on her website Brenda Bogart Art or stop by the Blue Print Store, in Dallas, Texas, to see her latest work.

In our interview, I asked Brenda how she would define the word thrive. She was very candid in her answer and described how “in difficult times she learned to struggle well, but believes you need to show up for everything…..the run, the nap, the difficult circumstance and in all of these situations learn to be kind to yourself.”  Looking​ ​back​ ​on​ ​her​ ​life,​ ​the​ ​best​ ​advice​ ​she​ ​would​ ​give​ ​someone​ ​is​ ​”be​ ​who​ ​God created​ ​you​ ​to​ ​be,​ ​not​ ​who​ ​you​ ​think​ ​everyone​ ​else​ ​wants​ ​you​ ​to​ ​be.”

Brenda is very vulnerable in sharing her fight with depression and how it is difficult, even today, to get a few good days out of a week.  She boldly describes that loneliness is a choice and you need to choose to get outside of your own world.

Brenda has an upcoming art show at the Blue Print Store on October 19, 2017 (5:00-7:00pm) and will feature a series on women. I can’t wait to stop by the show!

Here’s my interview with Brenda Bogart!


Art Show (Series on Women) – Blue Print Store – October 19, 2017 (5:00-7:00pm)

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