009 – The Magic Ratio
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We all know that relationships can be difficult. Whether it’s a friendship, marriage, work relationship, or a parent/child connection, there’s a lot of space for mess and misunderstanding. In this episode, Pastors Brad and Alex talk about a concept called “The Magic Ratio” and how it can help you to bring more balance and health to all the relationships in your life.

— Recommended Reading to Dig Deeper —
The Magic Relationship Ratio, According to Science – The Gottman website includes articles and blogs that dive deeper into how the Magic Ratio works in different relationships. This particular article is the one Pastor Brad references as he listed the 7 types of positive interactions.

— Recommended Reading to Dig Deeper —
Use the Magic 5:1 Ratio to Improve All Your Relationships – INC article looking at this concept in the secular business world
John Gottman has several books that are available through his website or Amazon: The Relationship Cure, What Makes Love Last, and The Science of Trust all include or expound upon his 5:1 ratio.

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