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How Gratitude Strengthens a Relationship

By June 21, 2022No Comments

The goal of our Kickass Couples Podcast is to help couples experience newfound clarity, hope, and confidence. We believe all couples deserve and are capable of experiencing an extraordinary and fulfilling marriage. Speaking with Erica and Scott Savor on the show recently allowed us to dig into several layers of what makes their relationship kickass.

These two have got it going on in the ambitious department! Scott is a leadership consultant and professional speaker for individuals, teams, and companies. He specializes in the subjects of leadership, motivation, and mental training. His wife Erica is a physical therapist specializing in treating athletes who participate in sports that require overhead motions (who even knew that was a thing?!). She has a passion for health and fitness, teaching others, and raising their 14-year-old son. 

Erica specializes in creating systems to keep their relationship thriving. They even make asking your partner to do chores fun and exciting. These two are experts in the importance of core values and gratitude and are here to share the games, exercises, and key tactics they use to make their relationship undoubtedly kickass. Keep reading to learn some of the things you can implement today to improve your relationship right now. 

“We’re not perfect at anything. We’ll never bat 1000 relationship-wise. We don’t know what perfection is. We don’t walk on water. We don’t wear sandals,” shared Scott when we asked him what made them kickass, “We try to really prioritize our behaviors and our commitment to our relationship.”

Erica and Scott have actually made a list of their relationship’s core values, printed it out, and have it framed on their wall at home. “We made them something that we can commit to that are easily controllable by ourselves,” said Erica, “and then it’s super clear and really easy to understand.”

This couple also values appreciation, gratitude, and expressing joy. It is one thing they’re conscious of doing in their family. They all have a gratitude journal and they make time for it every single morning. They feel it’s important not to wait for happiness or other things outside ourselves to create happiness, but rather to express joy and be appreciative from within. At the end of the day, they also share one or two things they appreciate about each person in the household when they’re saying goodnight. It’s a fun way for them to put a bow on the end of the day.

We absolutely love that because going to bed with gratitude or ending the day with gratitude doesn’t leave any room for anger or disappointment. It just leaves room for goodness. You can’t be fearful, full of anxiety, or angry, and be grateful at the same time. A perfect way to end each day!

These were great tips to improve our marriages and relationships with meaning and authenticity. We loved meeting the Savors and are grateful for the tips and tools they shared with us. We know you all are going to take a lot of great things from this interview. 

Until next time. Remember, happily ever after doesn’t just happen. It’s on purpose.


Listen to Rory and Aj’s Kickass Couples Podcast Episode here