Dr. Matt Townsend is a relationship coach, a communications expert, and a life coach who has been helping couples for more than twenty years. Known as one of America's top presenters in the field of human relations and development, Matt blends humor, storytelling, and gospel insights with interactive, real-life solutions that motivate and inspire his listeners to build and maintain successful relationships.
In Enduring Love, Matt uses the acronym STARVED to help couples examine seven basic needs that are critical to all healthy relationships. He says, "That's what you're called to do: to make each other feel Safe (physically, financially, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually), to Trust each other, to Appreciate, to Respect, to Validate, to Encourage, and to be Dedicated." He says most relationships are lacing in one or more of these areas, but he teaches how to feed a STARVED relationship and stay on the path to building an eternal bond with your spouse. He says, "In my mind, love is meeting those seven basic needs."
He teaches that our covenants make the difference. "You are in a covenant...Your covenant is with you and the Lord and your partner. Live your covenant. Christ is the exemplar of relationships. Are you resembling your Savior?"
This is such a wonderful talk! I was laughing and taking notes the entire time. It really explains so much about the way men and women are. There is a lot of information packed into this 2 hour long talk. I have been married 8 years, so I feel like I have a pretty good idea about most things, but I learned so much. This talk is so worth listening to! I would recommend this to all married couples. Great talk and it is so fun to listen to.
This is THE BEST talk I have ever heard on relationships and the differences between men and women! I understand SO MUCH more! This has given me greater appreciation and love for my husband!! It has also helped him understand why women need to TALK :)
A MUST-LISTEN TO!!!