In this episode, you’ll learn the relationship skills you need to have the lasting connections you yearn for.
Lauren Reitsema’s interest in relationship skills began when her parents divorced after almost 20 years. Seeking to understand better patterns for her own future, she earned a Bachelor in Communication from TCU. Lauren is the author of In Their Shoes, a book dedicated to helping parents better understand and connect with children of divorce. She has been a speaker for over 15 years, teaching a variety of relationship skills to youth, adults and corporate teams. Lauren, her husband, Josh, and their three children are avid skiers, outdoor enthusiasts and Broncos’ fans.
Joneen Mackenzie is an RN and former first lieutenant in the USAF Nurse Corps. She founded the Center for Relationship Education, which has certified more than 15,000 educators in its REAL Essentials relationship skills curricula. She participates in national public health standards policy through numerous board memberships. She and her daughter, Lauren Reitsema, are the authors of the new book, Relationship Essentials: Skills to Feel Heard, Fight Fair, and Set Boundaries in All Areas of Life, and they both live in Colorado.
In this episode of Last First Date Radio:
- Relationship tools from the book, Relationship Essentials
- How we can reconnect a world divided post-pandemic
- Why setting boundaries is an act of kindness
- How “being interested makes you interesting”
- Why fighting is a natural and healthy part of life
- Tools for handling conflict effectively