Updated: Jan 10
Hi there. I’m Patrick Perkins, co-founder of Rekindle, and the host of our company’s first podcast, Making Love Today.
Let me tell you a story, and please stop me if you’ve heard this one: guy meets girl, girl meets guy… or guy meets guy... or girl meets girl. Whatever the case may be. Anyways they meet, they fall in love, maybe a dragon or two is slain along the way, and poof, they live happily ever after.
Wait, so is that all it takes to live a happy life? All you have to do is meet the right person, overcome some obstacles in the beginning, and suddenly the rest of life is fairytale bliss? If that’s how life has worked out for you, then congratulations. You're one of only a very lucky few and this podcast might not be for you.
If, however, you’re anything like the rest of us and have come to the conclusion that the challenges don’t end when the relationship begins, then please, stick around.
Here at Rekindle, we know that finding the Ron to your Hermione is only the beginning. We all dream of having a deeply fulfilling and meaningful long-lasting relationship. Actually building one? Well, that’s a bit more difficult. That takes time, dedication, and a conscientious effort to do all of those things we like to tell ourselves are important but often don’t actually follow through with... like having patience, communicating, actively listening, compromising on which Netflix show to watch, not spending every moment together staring at our phones, and so on.
On Making Love Today we talk with real couples about the challenges and experiences which they have faced together, and the lessons that they have learned along the way. Every couple has a story worth sharing, and every couple has gained valuable relationship wisdom from living those stories.
Clearly no two couples are exactly alike, but by sharing our relationship successes, and by hearing the experiences of couples who have been through similar situations to our own, perhaps we can learn that we’re not all that different after all.
Our podcast episodes are broken up into two parts:
In the first part released on Mondays, you’ll hear authentic conversations with regular couples. Our guest couples open up about the challenges that they have faced together, and how they have grown together through those experiences. We talk about their strengths, skills and challenges which they use to help their love grow day after day.
In the second part released on Wednesdays, marriage therapist and Rekindle co-founder Anne Brown will join me to discuss Monday’s couples. She’ll point out the strengths that she sees in the couples, as well as highlight specific elements and skills that we can apply in our own lives. Anne’s training and expertise can help guide us beyond simply hearing about the great things other couples are doing, to practically applying those skills and principles in our own relationships.
We’re not here to share shortcuts, life hacks, or corny lists of the top five things all happy couples do. The truth is, There are no simple tricks to building a strong relationship; only habits, strengths, and skills to be carefully and conscientiously applied and nurtured over time.
So thanks for joining us on this journey as we work to share all of the things, both big and little, that regular couples do to make their love grow. As our guests share with us their wisdom, we hope that you are able to find what you need to go out and make love!