Catholic Commute S02E50 5 ways to use a Meadow Report

Transform a frustration into connection

Men and women are different. Although many in society try to pretend like that’s not true, more and more secular psychologists are realizing it. Understanding that there ARE differences is not the same as being able to reach ACROSS those differences. As we all work to improve our marriages, we learn more and more tools to help reach. Today I share one new tool with you.

In this episode, I introduce the concept of a “Meadow Report.” It’s an analogy that helps both genders better understand how to connect. Rather than describe it, I encourage you to listen!

If you want to listen to the original Tony Robbins video that gave my wife and I this idea, you can find it below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSqzMqI8tA

Click Continue Reading to see the show notes

S02E50 5 Ways to Use a Meadow Report

 

St. Bibiana

St. Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr (Feast day – December 2nd) Other than the name, nothing is known for certain about this saint. However, we have the following account from a later tradition.

 

In the year 363, Julian the Apostate made Apronianus Governor of Rome. St. Bibiana suffered in the persecution started by him. She was the daughter of Christians, Flavian, a Roman knight, and Dafrosa, his wife. Flavian was tortured and sent into exile, where he died of his wounds. Dafrosa was beheaded, and their two daughters, Bibiana and Demetria, were stripped of their possessions and left to suffer poverty. However, they remained in their house, spending their time in fasting and prayer.

 

Apronianus, seeing that hunger and want had no effect upon them, summoned them. Demetria, after confessing her Faith, fell dead at the feet of the tyrant. St. Bibiana was reserved for greater sufferings. She was placed in the hands of a wicked woman called Rufina, who in vain endeavored to seduce her. She used blows as well as persuasion, but the Christian virgin remained faithful.

 

Enraged at the constancy of this saintly virgin, Apronianus ordered her to be tied to a pillar and beaten with scourges, laden with lead plummets, until she expired. The saint endured the torments with joy, and died under the blows inflicted by the hands of the executioner.

 

Patronage: parish, epilepsy, epileptics, hangovers, headaches, insanity, mental illness, mentally ill people, single laywomen, torture victims,

 

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What is a Meadow Report

<Analogy Details>

 

<What it means>

 

  1. Adjust your expectations.
  2. It’s actually a compliment that she’s giving you a meadow report.
  3. Respond with Emotion and Vulnerability.
  4. Her: Keep it under 10 min, 15 min. Max
  5. Her: Keep it as positive as possible.

 

Spouse Prayer

Lord Jesus, grant that I and my spouse may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust. Give us the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony. May we always bear with one another’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths. help us to forgive one another’s failings and grant us patience, kindness, cheerfulness and the spirit of placing the well-being of one another ahead of self.

May the love that brought us together grow and mature with each passing year. Bring us both ever closer to You through our love for each other. Let our love grow to perfection.

Amen.

 

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