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Awesome Marriage Podcast

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: February, 2020
Feb 27, 2020

Today on the podcast we are celebrating! Because it’s episode number 400 and honestly we can’t believe it!

 

Everyone on the podcast team is so honored that you loyal listeners tune in each week. This podcast isn’t just work to us - it’s a true joy. We love hearing the stories from you about how these conversations start real and honest conversations between you and your spouse. 

 

That’s always been the hope of this podcast, that it wouldn’t end here but that this would just be a conversation starter in your marriage and that it would spark conversation and invoke action that would make your marriage awesome. 

 

We love journeying along with each of you! THANK YOU for listening! 

 

In this episode we are doing an “ask us anything” episode. We polled your questions and we are answering them here! Silly, serious, personal, or about marriage - we are answering it here! 

 

We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 



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*Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here

 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “To me, our podcast is not sparkly, it’s just two people who are processing about their marriage and sharing what they’ve learned.” - Christina Dodson
  • “That is Dr. Kim’s favorite verse, he loves to talk about being naked and unashamed.” - Christina Dodson
  • “I’ve never had a counseling client who was serious about it and went into counseling with an open mind regret going to counseling.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “You will want your inlaws around your kids more if your relationship with your inlaws is good.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If you set a boundary, make sure you are willing to follow through with the consequences.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

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Feb 25, 2020

Do you feel beaten down by your spouse? Does it feel like nothing you do is ever right or good enough for your spouse? Well you certainly aren’t alone. It can really wear on a marriage when one spouse is overly critical. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina share about what to do when your spouse is critical. 

 

We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 

 

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “If it’s not normal for your spouse to be very critical of you, ask yourself what might be going on to make them act that way. “ - Christina Dodson
  • “Use Stop, Look, Listen when communicating with your critical spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If you’re delivering criticism to your spouse, make sure you do it in a loving, grace-filled way that they will hear the heart behind what you’re saying.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Give your spouse time to process any criticism that you’ve given them.” - Christina Dodson
  • “If my spouse has something critical that’s of value to say to me, I want her to be able to say it.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Before giving your spouse criticism, ask yourself three questions: ‘Should it be said? Should it be said by me? Should it be said now?” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “When giving your spouse feedback, don’t speak negatively. Speak to the potential that you see in them.” - Christina Dodson

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

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Feb 18, 2020

It’s not all that uncommon to experience jealousy when our spouse succeeds OR to not celebrate them well in other ways. Dr. Kim & Christina dive into this topic and give practical advice for how to best handle your spouse’s success for the edifying of your marriage. 

 

We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 

 

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*Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here

 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Because you are a team as a married couple, your spouse’s success is your success.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Ask God to help you celebrate your spouse’s successes.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Your spouse’s success does not equal your failure.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Sometimes we really do appreciate our spouse we just forget to tell them that.” - Christina Dodson
  • “We’re still a team in our marriage, even if we have different jobs and careers and wins. What happens in our relationship plays a big part in how successful we are.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “As a spouse, your words matter so much more to your spouse than anyone else’s.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Never stop building up your spouse.” - Christina Dodson

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

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Feb 11, 2020

God loves reconciliation! Praise be to God, there are a number of couples who experience life change after divorce happens and are able to reunite and reconcile their marriage again.

 

But starting a marriage again after the pain of divorce, naturally comes with a set of unique challenges. In this episode Dr. Kim shares some practical tips for walking through this.

 

If you are married and thinking about divorce, we urge you to check out our resource 10 Things To Do Before You Get A Divorce

 

If you are walking through reconciliation with your spouse, we are praying that God would show up in mighty ways for you as you reunite together. 

 

Even if this isn't your story, there is still some wisdom to glean from this episode.

 

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*Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here

 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “You don’t get married just to get a divorce.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Even if you don’t reconcile after a divorce you have to forgive each other or you’ll carry that burden for a long time,” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “You can’t drag unforgiveness into your next marriage and expect it to be healthy, you just can’t.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If you choose to reconcile after divorce and put God first, He will make that happen if you let Him.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “The healthiest marriages are when both people are healthy.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “We are all sinners and all have things we need to work on.” - Christina Dodson
  • “It takes two to have an awesome marriage.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Usually if you’re divorced there has been trust broken at some level.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “You have to talk about your expectations with your former spouse to make sure you are on the same page.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Seeing a counselor when you’re reconciling after divorce can provide invaluable accountability for you and your former spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Make a game plan for re-engaging with other family members as a reconciled couple; it’s going to be an adjustment for everyone around you.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Give reconciliation time. There is no shortcut to see if a person has changed” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If you were in an abusive marriage and are seeking to reconcile but your spouse hasn’t gotten help for their abusive behavior, their intentions may be good but they are going to fall back into abusive behaviors.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

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Feb 4, 2020

Last episode we shared about the little things that make a marriage awesome. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about big romantic gestures, because they certainly have their place in marriage! Big romantic gestures can be great for a marriage when they are coupled with the little consistent things. 

 

This episode will give you some great ideas for valentines day around the corner and great tips for big anniversaries! 



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*Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here

 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “A big romantic gesture can have the effect of supercharging your marriage.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Big romantic gestures are really good for celebrations in your marriage.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Big romantic gestures are NOT good for fixing major issues in your marriage; they will NOT do that.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Stay within your budget and be creative when planning big romantic gestures.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Don’t compare your big romantic gestures with anyone else; everyone’s marriage, budget and spouse is different.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Commit to doing one big, romantic gesture a year.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

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