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Awesome marriages don't happen on accident and far too many couples are just surviving their marriage when it was meant to thrive. This is the place where we give you practical tips on how to build an awesome marriage. Our passion is to help you strengthen your marriage. Dr. Kim Kimberling hosts the show. He is the President of Awesome Marriage he has been married for 45 years and has been a professional counselor for 35 years. He is the author of 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage and 14 Keys To Lasting Love. Dr. Kim is joined by his co-host Christina Dodson. Christina is the COO of Awesome Marriage. She has been married for 8 years. Her and her husband are church planters and love ministering to married couples. Tune in each week to hear practical ways on how to have an awesome marriage! This podcast is brought to you by the ministry of Awesome Marriage.
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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 30, 2018

Has trust been broken in your marriage? In big ways? In small ways?

If both spouses are willing to commit to restoring trust and to submit to God, trust can be restored. We have seen God do it again and again in marriages within our Awesome Marriage Community.

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina share some hope, helpful tips, and encouragement for you today if you are in a place where trust needs to be restored in your marriage.

Tune in to learn more about restoring trust in marriage!

 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

“The first step you have to do is take personal responsibility.” - Dr. Kim

“Restoring trust takes time. The person who broke the trust has to be consistent to rebuild trust. The other side of it, the person whose trust has been broken has to be willing to take a risk again.” - Dr. Kim

“The person who broke the trust you need to ask your spouse, ‘what do you need from me to build trust?’” - Dr. Kim

 

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to First15 for sponsoring this podcast episode! I love First15 and all that my friends Craig & Rachel Denison are doing to help people experience God in a fresh way every day. Every day, I receive a devotional from First15 that helps me connect with God and keep Him the center of my life. Each email includes devotional content, scripture, a guided prayer time, suggested extended Bible Reading for going deeper, and my very favorite part- a worship experience. I love starting my day with a wonderful song that allows me to connect with God and worship Him. Don’t wait- sign up for First15’s daily email TODAY. Sign up here! It’s completely free!

 

Get Dr. Kim’s latest resource 5 Steps to Resolving Conflict with ANY donation to Awesome Marriage this month. You will also get his ebook Fighting Until Your Marriage Wins. In this short ebook, Dr. Kim gives couples a better understanding of which unseen issues may be driving their fights, as well as tools to work together on a resolution, and essential rules for how to fight fair.

Oct 27, 2018

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because sex is an important part of marriage and this is an issue I see plaguing a lot of couples' sex lives.

What happens outside the bedroom is just as important as what happens inside the bedroom when it comes to intimacy. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina share practical advice and tips on how to make sure you are connecting with your spouse other than just sexually and how to invest in your marriage in a way that benefits your sexual relationship.

Tune in to learn more!

Oct 25, 2018

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: How do we deal with the fact that we aren’t on the same page about public displays of affection?

Tune in to find out!

Oct 23, 2018

Trust is a key component in a thriving marriage, so how do you thrive when it’s not there?

In this episode Dr. Kim encourages those of you in this situation and gives you some wisdom on steps you can take.

Tune in to learn what to do when you can’t trust your spouse!

 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

“I always tell people to look at your spouse’s heart. See where the relationship with God is. I think when trust is broken, initially you are not going to trust that person, but you can trust God within that person. You can see that the person is being transformed.” - Dr. Kim

“The job for the spouse who has been offended though is to give them a chance. If you never take that risk again to trust them again at some point, you won’t ever have the marriage you want.” - Dr. Kim

“Begin to pray for your spouse to believe the truth about what you say and do. Continue to share how important it is to you. But know that until that trust is rebuilt your marriage is going to be limited.” - Dr. Kim

 

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Amanda Taylor from Embellished Weddings for sponsoring this podcast episode! Embellished Weddings is one of Oklahoma's premier wedding planners. With several different packages to choose from, Embellished Weddings can take care of all the wedding planning details to save you time, money and stress. Wedding planning should be fun and enjoyable, so relax and enjoy the day by hiring Embellished Weddings. Amanda not only desires for you to have an awesome wedding, but also an awesome marriage. Amanda is graciously offering 10% off all of her wedding planning packages to any of our engaged listeners. Just email her with the code "awesomemarriage" and she will apply that discount to your package.

 

Get Dr. Kim’s latest resource 5 Steps to Resolving Conflict with ANY donation to Awesome Marriage this month. You will also get his ebook Fighting Until Your Marriage Wins. In this short ebook, Dr. Kim gives couples a better understanding of which unseen issues may be driving their fights, as well as tools to work together on a resolution, and essential rules for how to fight fair.

 

Oct 20, 2018

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because it is such an important concept to understand in order to have a thriving, God-honoring marriage.

We want to help you understand what true monogamy is and give you ways to practically practice this in your marriage. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina share about 1 way to live this out: watching what you allow yourself to see.

Tune in to learn more!

Oct 18, 2018

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: Is swinging okay in marriage?

Tune in to find out!

RESOURCES

 

Get Dr. Kim’s latest resource 5 Steps to Resolving Conflict with ANY donation to Awesome Marriage this month. You will also get his ebook Fighting Until Your Marriage Wins. In this short ebook, Dr. Kim gives couples a better understanding of which unseen issues may be driving their fights, as well as tools to work together on a resolution, and essential rules for how to fight fair.

 

Oct 16, 2018

Does your spouse trust you? In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about when your spouse doesn’t trust you even when you are truly being honest. It’s hard and disappointing when your spouse doesn’t trust you even when you know you are being honest and trustworthy.

There are a lot of reasons people have trust issues, but there are real solutions that can help if this is your story.  

Tune in to learn how to cope with this issue in marriage!

 

RESOURCES

Cindy Beall’s Book Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New

Cindy Beall Podcast Episodes

 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

“When you see their heart and that they are really trying to do their best really love Jesus and pursuing him. Then I think it is a lot easier and there is a security to say OK I will trust.” -Dr. Kim

“You can tell somebody, ‘trust me trust me trust me’, but if they have not worked through the issues that are causing them not to trust you, and you know in your heart that you are being trustworthy-then I think you are going to need a third party in there. So Christian Counseling is the next big step in there.” -Dr. Kim

“We don’t value trust until it’s broken” -Dr. Kim

“You just can’t keep having a marriage when there is not trust. Because you are going to live separate lives and not going to be connected where you should be connected. There will always be a missing piece there if you are not trusting in a certain area.” -Dr. Kim

 

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Doug Hacking with Relationship Resonance for sponsoring this podcast episode! The Relationship Resonance system gives you 5 powerful relationship enhancers that will help to bring out the best in you and your spouse. If that resonates with you then visit relationshipresonance.com today to learn more. Also check out their Instagram page @doughacking for some fun quick tips on how to unleash the power of relationship driven success! You’ll be glad you did!

 

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Oct 13, 2018

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because so many women find themselves in this place.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina share about what to do if your husband is not leading your family. We hope this episode encourages and inspires you.

Tune in to learn more!

Oct 11, 2018

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: How can I help my wife who is struggling with Postpartum Depression?

Tune in to find out!

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

“Don’t make her deal with it herself come along a side of her. When she has your support and you are walking with her it helps a lot.”

“Don’t try to put your wife in a box and say she will be OK. Accept the fact that there is something going on with your wife that is really serious, and there is answers.”

 “As a husband, don’t say anything that will make her feel odd or worse about herself than she already does.”

RESOURCES

Finding Hope in the Midst of Postpartum Depression

Living Beyond Postpartum Depression

If you or someone you know may be in crisis or thinking of suicide, get help immediately.

  • Call your doctor.
  • Call 911 for emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
  • Call the toll-free 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-799-4889. 

 

 

Get Dr. Kim’s latest resource 5 Steps to Resolving Conflict with ANY donation to Awesome Marriage this month. You will also get his ebook Fighting Until Your Marriage Wins. In this short ebook, Dr. Kim gives couples a better understanding of which unseen issues may be driving their fights, as well as tools to work together on a resolution, and essential rules for how to fight fair.

Oct 9, 2018

When it comes to an emotional affair, do you know the warning signs? This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about emotional infidelity and trust issues.

Today Dr. Kim & Christina talk specifically about emotional infidelity and the warning signs of it. Emotional affairs are everywhere and they are, unfortunately, very easy to slip into. So we have to be careful to guard our marriage from any kind of affair, including one that never gets physical. The reality is, we are ALL at risk of having an emotional affair and we should all be putting up safeguards to protect our marriage from the damage of an emotional affair.

RESOURCES

List of Warning Signs You Might Be Having An Emotional Affair:

  • If you daydream about someone of the opposite sex
  • If you compare someone of the opposite sex to your spouse often
  • If you have ever thought of someone of the opposite sex sexually and if you begin to think of them in this way regularly
  • If you are saving topics of conversation for somebody other than your spouse because, in your mind, they understand you better
  • If you are sharing intimate details about your marriage with someone of the opposite sex
  • If you look forward to seeing the other person more than your spouse
  • You’re doing things or saying things with this other person that you wouldn’t want your spouse to see
  • You’re keeping things from your spouse
  • You dress to impress this other person
  • You look for opportunities to get away from your spouse and spend time with this other person
  • You delete messages from this other person so your spouse won’t see
  • Not being content and accepting of your spouse
  • You take selfies of yourself and send it this other person
  • You post pictures of yourself online because you know this other person will see them and like them

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to SYMBIS for sponsoring this podcast episode! SYMBIS stands for Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, the title of my good friends Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott’s book, and is used by more than a million couples. And the SYMBIS Assessment is like nothing you’ve seen before. Dr. Kim uses it with every premarital couple that he counsels. So if you are a pastor, counselor, coach, or even marriage mentors, you won’t want to miss out on this incredible tool. Go to SYMBIS.com to learn more. You’ll be glad you did!

 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THE EPISODE:

“If you are going outside your marriage to get something that God designed for you to have inside marriage then that’s an emotional affair and it is a sin.” - Dr. Kim

“When I am struggling with something I lean into God. He knows me better than anyone else.” - Dr. Kim

“When you do things God’s way it works, when you do it the world’s way it doesn’t.” - Dr. Kim

“If you have any of these warning signs with someone the opposite sex then you might have to unfriend them in every single way to protect your marriage from an emotional and/or physical affair.” - Dr. Kim

Oct 7, 2018

In this episode we welcome Russ & Tori Taff with us today. The movie “I Still Believe” is coming out in theaters on Oct 30th and it’s a documentary following Russ’s musical journey and his behind-the-scenes battle with alcoholism.

We are excited to have the Taff’s with us today, because addiction, shame, and secret things are all big issues plaguing many marriages today. We’re excited to share Russ & Tori’s story with you today because they came out of it on the other side.

Tune in to hear one couple's story of healing!

 

I Still Believe is a one day event! OCTOBER 30th at 7PM in theaters nationwide. Order your tickets here now!

Oct 7, 2018

In this episode we welcome Russ & Tori Taff with us today. The movie “I Still Believe” is coming out in theaters on Oct 30th and it’s a documentary following Russ’s musical journey and his behind-the-scenes battle with alcoholism.

We are excited to have the Taff’s with us today, because addiction, shame, and secret things are all big issues plaguing many marriages today. We’re excited to share Russ & Tori’s story with you today because they came out of it on the other side.

Tune in to hear one couple's story of healing!

 

I Still Believe is a one day event! OCTOBER 30th at 7PM in theaters nationwide. Order your tickets here now!

Oct 7, 2018

In this episode we welcome Russ & Tori Taff with us today. The movie “I Still Believe” is coming out in theaters on Oct 30th and it’s a documentary following Russ’s musical journey and his behind-the-scenes battle with alcoholism.

We are excited to have the Taff’s with us today, because addiction, shame, and secret things are all big issues plaguing many marriages today. We’re excited to share Russ & Tori’s story with you today because they came out of it on the other side.

Tune in to hear one couple's story of healing! 

 

I Still Believe is a one day event! OCTOBER 30th at 7PM in theaters nationwide. Order your tickets here now! 

Oct 6, 2018

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because so many couples struggle with sex in their marriage and this particular sex issue comes up more often than you’d think.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina share about mental and health issues that can affect sex. They share practical advice on what to do if you experience one of these issues in your marriage.

Tune in to learn more!

 

Oct 4, 2018

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: My spouse is too hard on themselves, how can I help them?

Tune in to find out!

Oct 2, 2018

Do you have total trust in your marriage?

Trust is a key component in an awesome marriage. It’s hard to gain and so easy to lose. If you want your marriage to thrive you need to say “no” to emotional infidelity and you need to be willing to do the hard work to promote trust in your marriage. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim & Christina talk specifically about what it means to be trustworthy in marriage.

Tune in to learn more about trust in marriage!

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Bedre for sponsoring this podcast episode! Bedre is Dr. Kim & Nancy’s “go to” shop for chocolate and, one of their favorite places to buy gifts for friends and family. Hop on over to BedreChocolates.com and get 15% off on your next purchase with coupon code LOVE18. If you love chocolate we highly recommend you check out their Meltaway Chocolate of the Month program!
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Get Dr. Kim’s latest resource 5 Steps to Resolving Conflict with ANY donation to Awesome Marriage this month. You will also get his ebook Fighting Until Your Marriage Wins. In this short ebook, Dr. Kim gives couples a better understanding of which unseen issues may be driving their fights, as well as tools to work together on a resolution, and essential rules for how to fight fair.

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