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Tracey’s passion for powerful stories began with her own story of how God transformed her life through marriage, divorce, and remarriage to her husband Mark. Tracey now helps women discover their stories as the creator of The Art of My Story ™ workshop, a unique and interactive leadership program.

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Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD

SHOW NOTES

When you get to the “storybook” wedding day, often you can’t imagine how your marriage could possibly end in divorce. The reality is, it happens, but that doesn’t make you a terrible person or a bad parent. Sometimes a redemption story comes out of the rubble as was the case with Dr. Meg’s guest this episode, Tracey Lynn Russell. Tracey felt like she was living a dream marrying what she thought was the man of her dreams. It turns out, that day became a nightmare as her husband felt they made a mistake. Thankfully, the story doesn’t end there, and Tracey’s story is helpful to those going through similar things. You’re going to enjoy this conversation! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from a mom about her shy 6 year old and from another mom about appropriate screen time for her 4 year old. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next

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1:56 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Save My Marriage” along with her guest Tracey Lynn Russell and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.

3:27 – A CONVERSATION WITH TRACEY LYNN RUSSELL (PART 1)

Dr. Meeker talks with her guest, Tracey Lynn Russell, about the story of her marriage ending and how God redeemed the story when she re-married her husband.

14:48 – AD – KIWI CO

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17:59 – A CONVERSATION WITH TRACEY LYNN RUSSELL (PART 1)

Dr. Meeker talks with her guest, Tracey Lynn Russell, about the story of her marriage ending and how God redeemed the story when she re-married her husband.

28:01 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how a divorce affects your family and how you can still be a great parent if you are going through one.

30:05 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In today’s episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Lisa about her shy 6 year old and from another mom named Lisa about appropriate screen time for her 4 year old.

35:12 – PARENT PEP RALLY

35:52 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 103, Save My Marriage and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FOUR MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

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36:24 – END

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