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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: November, 2018
Nov 30, 2018

Today on the Podcast we welcome Meg Wilson with us today. Meg is the founder and CEO of Hope After Betrayal Ministries. Her mission is to help women find hope and healing from the pain of their partner’s sexual betrayal. She has a passion to increase awareness in the church of how to minister to the brokenhearted.

Meg and her husband were able to walk through his sexual addiction and come out on the other side stronger.

In her newly updated book - Hope After Betrayal: Healing When Sexual Addiction Invades Your Marriage, Meg shows others how they can follow the path to healing and out of darkness. Her book provides counsel, compassionate insight, and wise direction to those who find themselves faced with sexual addiction in their marriage.

Tune in to hear about healing when sexual addiction invades your marriage!

RESOURCES

  • You can find more from Meg on her website here.  
  • Grab her book Hope After Betrayal: Healing When Sexual Addiction Invades Your Marriage here.

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order! The first 50 people to purchase their ring can actually get 20% off your order with the code “AM20” so order your Groove Ring TODAY! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!
Nov 29, 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: Do I have to say “yes” to sex even when I’m mad at my spouse?

Tune in to find out!

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order! The first 50 people to purchase their ring can actually get 20% off your order with the code “AM20” so order your Groove Ring TODAY! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!
Nov 27, 2018

One of the biggest obstacles to being truly known is the fact that we change. We all change over time. Which is why it’s so important that when it comes to our spouse, we all enlist in continued education.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk specifically about how learn as you change. They share how to cope with change in your spouse when you don’t like it, different ways to view change, and how to change in a way that allows your marriage to flourish instead of drift a part.

Tune in to learn more about how to be a student of your spouse!

 

LINKS FROM THE SHOW

  • Learn more about becoming a Marriage Changer here!

 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Are you aware of the changes in your spouse, do you guys communicate and talk about it?” -Dr. Kim Kimberling

  • “Having a daily time to communicate will help you keep up with your spouse.” -Dr. Kim Kimberling

 

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order! The first 50 people to purchase their ring can actually get 20% off your order with the code “AM20” so order your Groove Ring TODAY! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!
Nov 24, 2018

Culture influences all of us, but as Christians we shouldn’t believe everything our culture tells us. We are replaying this episode, which aired earlier this year, to help couples see the truth about sex amidst the lies culture can promote. In this podcast  Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina discuss the biggest culture trap: the belief that sex is the ultimate. They share how culture pushes this and how believing this lie can hurt your marriage.

Tune in to learn more about how to fight this culture trap!  

Nov 23, 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 make good christian friendships that can benefit our marriage?

Tune in to find out!

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order! The first 50 people to purchase their ring can actually get 20% off your order with the code “AM20” so order your Groove Ring TODAY! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!

 

Nov 22, 2018

Marriage is hard and life is busy. Which is why we need real, practical reminders of ways to build an awesome marriage. In these short One Thing Podcast episodes Dr. Kim Kimberling shares one practical thing you can do today to invest in your marriage.

Please enjoy today’s One Thing Podcast episode. Happy Thanksgiving from Awesome Marriage!

Nov 20, 2018

The word “thanks” is in the Bible over 100 times. There is something spiritual and connecting about gratitude. No one wants to be in a thankless marriage.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk specifically about how to avoid the thankless marriage and different insights on how to implement gratitude in your marriage.


Tune in to learn more about how to have a thankful marriage!

LINKS FROM THE SHOW

  • Check out Nancy’s Taco Soup Recipe HERE!

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Why is it important to say thank you in your marriage? It shows you care. It shows that you appreciate things. It is almost a respect thing too.” -Dr. Kim Kimberling

  • “You have to change your perspective on gratitude. I can’t be grateful because I want my spouse to acknowledge it or do the same thing back, but because God wants me to do this as a spouse.” -Dr. Kim Kimberling

  • “You are being obedient to God. I am doing the things God would want me to do as a spouse. That way you don’t resent it. Because if you keep doing things and don’t get anything back and it is all out of you, you are going to keep resenting it.” -Dr. Kim Kimberling

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order! The first 50 people to purchase their ring can actually get 20% off your order with the code “AM20” so order your Groove Ring TODAY! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!
Nov 17, 2018

This podcast ran earlier this year, and we are highlighting it again to help couples honor one another in marriage. If you want to have a healthy, happy marriage it is important to honor your spouse. But what does it mean to do that? How can we practically honor each other? In this podcast, Dr. Kim and Christina discuss one way to honor your spouse: don’t correct them.

Tune in to learn why it’s important not to correct your spouse and how it can make a huge impact on your marriage if you learn to honor your spouse in this way!  

Nov 15, 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: I feel like my spouse doesn’t care to know me. What do I do?

Tune in to find out!

 

Nov 13, 2018

We all want to be known and loved. But there are some very real obstacles to being truly known. In order to reach true intimacy in marriage, we have to work though these obstacles and do the hard work of transparency and acceptance.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk specifically about how to be known.

Tune in to learn more about how to be a student of your spouse!

RESOURCES

  • The Enneagram is a personality test that can help you know yourself and your spouse. Check it out today!  

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “As long as we got walls up it is obstacle that is going to be in the way, and is going to limit what we can have in a relationship.” -Dr. Kim Kimberling

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Barb Roose for sponsoring this podcast episode! For those who struggle with worry and anxiety, each day can feel as if they are fighting a losing battle. Barb Roose understands what it means to battle with worry. She has written the book Winning the Worry Battle: Life Lessons from the Book of Joshua and a companion Bible study to share the wisdom she’s garnered over the years to help other women gain victory over their anxieties. Winning the Worry Battle, offers encouragement and practical worry-fighting tools for handling those situations that cause us to struggle with worry, anxiety, fear, or even complete meltdown. If anxiety is a struggle for you, I encourage you to order her book TODAY!

 

Nov 10, 2018

Culture influences all of us, but as Christians we often need to fight some aspects of culture to live life God’s way. God’s Kingdom is upside down when it comes to the world. In this re release of a podcast from earlier this year, Dr. Kim and Christina discuss one common culture trap: that your career is more important than your family. They share how culture pushes this and how it can affect marriages. We are highlighting this podcast again to help equip you to live well and wisely in our culture.

Tune in to learn more!  



Nov 8, 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 be a better spiritual leader for my family?

Tune in to find out!

Nov 6, 2018

Do you know your spouse? Do they know you? Dr. Kim shares a lot about the concept of being a student of your spouse. This month we are going to be focusing on what that means and how we can do that well in marriage.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk specifically about why it’s important to be known.

Tune in to learn more about how to be a student of your spouse!

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “ I want to be known. I want someone to know everything about me. I want someone that I can totally be transparent with. I want to them to know that and for me to know they are not going to walk out the door.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

  • “God made us to have relationships to start with.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

  • “If our spouse does not really know us, I think this can cause a lot of conflict, a lot of misunderstanding, and mistrust.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Sacred Holidays for sponsoring this podcast episode! Do you feel like the holidays are filled with chaos? In the book, Sacred Holiday: Less Chaos, More Jesus, Becky Kiser will walk you step-by-step how to make your holidays sacred--holy and set apart. You will find all the fun, joy and whimsy in them again, while also building some truly meaningful traditions. This book is more than a book, it's a resource to guide you throughout the entire year! Go get your copy of Sacred Holidays on Amazon or wherever books are sold. Follow @sacredholidays on Instagram for more great insights on how to embrace the holidays.

 

Nov 3, 2018

This is replay of an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast that first aired earlier this year. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them. We are re playing this episode since this issue is relevant to every parent.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: We have a son and worry about him growing up in this sex-crazed culture. What can I do to protect him?

Tune in to find out!

 

Nov 1, 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 masturbation okay in marriage?

Tune in to find out!

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