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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 51 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 10 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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Feb 28, 2019

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 manage my anger better?

Tune in to find out!

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  • Thank you to PrepDish for sponsoring this podcast episode! Prep Dish is a healthy meal planning service. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a done-for-you grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. You’ll do your chopping and mixing ahead, and then come dinner time you just put it all together - without the guesswork. You’ll save time and have delicious meals. PrepDish is offering our listeners (THAT’S YOU!) a FREE 2-week trial to try it out. Two weeks of meal planning done for you for FREE. Check out https://prepdish.com/awesomemarriage for this amazing deal!

 

Feb 26, 2019

When your spouse is being lazy it affects a lot of things. It adds to frustration in your home, it can make you less attracted to them, and it makes your life load harder to carry. Worst of all it can build a ton of resentment.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina discuss this issue and how to work towards healthier balance in your marriage.

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  • Thank you to PrepDish for sponsoring this podcast episode! Prep Dish is a healthy meal planning service. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a done-for-you grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. You’ll do your chopping and mixing ahead, and then come dinner time you just put it all together - without the guesswork. You’ll save time and have delicious meals. PrepDish is offering our listeners (THAT’S YOU!) a FREE 2-week trial to try it out. Two weeks of meal planning done for you for FREE. Check out https://prepdish.com/awesomemarriage for this amazing deal!
Feb 23, 2019

Is dating your spouse a priority? If so, are the dates the quality that they need to be? This podcast from Awesome Marriage is all about quality time in marriage and different ways to find quality time. We’re re-airing this podcast so you can benefit from the practical ways Dr. Kim and Christina discuss to make dating in marriage a priority and how to have a great date.

Tune in to learn more!  

 

Feb 21, 2019

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 you guard your heart when you are dating?

Tune in to find out!

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Feb 19, 2019

Many of us try to communicate but have trouble finding the words, so we get passive aggressive. The problem with that, though, is it doesn’t communicate what you need it to. It doesn’t solve any problems and usually creates more.

How do you know if you are being passive aggressive? How do you work towards better communication? How do you deal with a spouse that’s passive aggressive? Dr. Kim and Christina discuss all that and more in today’s episode.

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  • Thank you to PrepDish for sponsoring this podcast episode! Prep Dish is a healthy meal planning service. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a done-for-you grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. You’ll do your chopping and mixing ahead, and then come dinner time you just put it all together - without the guesswork. You’ll save time and have delicious meals. PrepDish is offering our listeners (THAT’S YOU!) a FREE 2-week trial to try it out. Two weeks of meal planning done for you for FREE. Check out https://prepdish.com/awesomemarriage for this amazing deal!

 

Feb 16, 2019

Is your smartphone ruining your marriage? Screens are everywhere and too many of us are spending too much time on them. One huge way you can increase quality time in your marriage is by minimizing screen time. This podcast aired last year, and we are highlighting it again today as Dr. Kim and Christina discuss practical ways to reduce screen time, set boundaries, and make sure your spouse is a priority over your devices.

Tune in to learn more!  

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Feb 14, 2019

Today on the podcast we welcome back Gary Thomas. Gary Thomas is a bestselling author and international speaker. We’ve had Gary on the podcast in the past talking about how to cherish your spouse. In this episode Dr. Kim & Gary about one of our favorite topics, engagement.

In Gary’s new book, Preparing Your Heart For Marriage, he coaches engaged couples on how to grow closer to the Lord in the days leading up to the wedding as a means of preparing them for all the days after the wedding.

Tune in to learn more about how to prepare your heart for marriage!

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  • Thank you to PrepDish for sponsoring this podcast episode! Prep Dish is a healthy meal planning service. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a done-for-you grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. You’ll do your chopping and mixing ahead, and then come dinner time you just put it all together - without the guesswork. You’ll save time and have delicious meals. PrepDish is offering our listeners (THAT’S YOU!) a FREE 2-week trial to try it out. Two weeks of meal planning done for you for FREE. Check out https://prepdish.com/awesomemarriage for this amazing deal!
Feb 12, 2019

Have you ever looked at your spouse and thought - “this person is crazy!” Well you aren’t alone! We are all so different and come with different backgrounds and different personalities. It’s easy to think others are just like us and when they do something you wouldn’t - to think they're nuts.

In this podcast episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk all about that and how these personality differences affect our marriage and how to navigate them.

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  • Thank you to PrepDish for sponsoring this podcast episode! Prep Dish is a healthy meal planning service. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a done-for-you grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. You’ll do your chopping and mixing ahead, and then come dinner time you just put it all together - without the guesswork. You’ll save time and have delicious meals. PrepDish is offering our listeners (THAT’S YOU!) a FREE 2-week trial to try it out. Two weeks of meal planning done for you for FREE. Check out https://prepdish.com/awesomemarriage for this amazing deal!

 

Feb 9, 2019

This is a replay of 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: What do you do when your spouse leaves you?

Tune in to this “Best of Podcast” find out!

 

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When He Leaves: Help and Hope for Hurting Wives by Kari West

Hope for the Separated by Gary Chapman

Feb 7, 2019

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: What can we do to spice up a dull sex life?

Tune in to find out!

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Feb 5, 2019

Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina are talking about the “nagging wife.” They discuss why this phrase shouldn’t be used but still speak to the the tension many couples face of complaining and communicating what we want our spouse to do.

Tune in to learn more!

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Feb 2, 2019

Quality time for couples and families is one of the best things to help us stay connected and yet it can be one of the hardest things to accomplish in our busy, fast paced culture we live in. This podcast released last year, and we’re airing it again today, since this is a real, practical way to help make your marriage awesome!

Tune in as Dr. Kim and Christina discuss practical ways to maximize your dinner time for quality time.

Jan 31, 2019

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 you know if a dating relationship is moving too quickly?

Tune in to find out!

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Jan 29, 2019

Does your spouse pay more attention to their phone than they do you? Well you aren’t alone!

The amount of comments, emails, and chats on our website that we get surrounding this issue is astounding. We are hearing every day that spouses are peeved with their spouse’s smartphone habits. So many wives and husbands are feeling second rate to their spouse’s phone.  

Today Dr. Kim & Christina discuss this issue and give some grace-filled advice on how to handle this situation that we know so many of us are in.

Tune in to learn more!

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  • 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! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!
Jan 26, 2019

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because it’s such an important topic that we don’t stop to think about enough.

In this episode Dr. Kim has special guest Debra Fileta with him. Debra is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in dating, marriage, and relationship issues. In this episode Dr. Kim & Debra talk about Debra’s book, Choosing Marriage.

Choosing Marriage is about the beautiful exchange that occurs when spouses learn what it means to choose “we” before “me.” Her book is super practical and sure to help many couples! It walks through 8 significant choices involved in taking marriage from hard to great.

Tune in to learn more!

 

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Jan 24, 2019

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 it loving to break up with my boyfriend due to their past baggage?

Tune in to find out!

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Jan 22, 2019

It’s no surprise that being single is vastly different from being married. But how difficult it is to adjust to that change can come as a surprise to many.

There are a multitude of things that need to shift when we go from singlehood to being married. Today Dr. Kim & Christina discuss those shifts, the challenges with them, and how to adjust well.

Tune in to learn more!

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  • 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!
Jan 19, 2019

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because it’s such an important topic that we don’t stop to think about enough.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about how to be mindful about what we post online, where so many are getting this wrong, and practical tools for boundaries in this area.

Tune in to learn more!

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Jan 17, 2019

Today on the Podcast we have Drew & Natalie Hill. Drew Hill is a pastor and author in Greensboro, NC. He is also on staff with the national Young Life office and provides resources for thousands of youth leaders around the world through his blog at YoungLifeLeaders.org.

Drew has met with hundreds of parents who have been trying to figure out how to connect with their teenagers and communicate the gospel to them in a way their kids would understand. He has often wished he had one go-to resource that he could hand them. So he decided to create one! And that’s just what he did in his new book, Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel.

Today Dr. Kim chats with Drew & Natalie about Drew’s new book and how to come alongside teenagers well and face the issues that are at hand today.

Tune in to hear about how to parent teenagers well in the culture we live in today!

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Jan 15, 2019

Words can speak life or death. The words we allow to surround ourselves absolutely affects us.

We all have been around people who constantly tear down the opposite sex or husbands or wives specifically. But what do we do with these people? In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about husband bashers and wife haters and how to deal with these types of people.

Tune in to learn more!

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Jan 12, 2019

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because it was so inspiring to so many the first time it aired.

In this episode Dr. Kim has special guest Rhonda Stoppe with him. Rhonda is an author and speaker dedicated to helping women live life with no regrets. She has more than 30 years of experience as a marriage mentor, pastor’s wife, author and speaker. In this episode Dr. Kim & Rhonda talk about her book, Real-Life Romance. Real-Life Romance is a book made up of 25 stories of couples who have found extraordinary love. Rhonda shows how in each case God was at work in the hearts of His people.

Tune in to be inspired by these love stories!

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Jan 10, 2019

Today on the podcast we have special guest Lindsey R. Dennis. Lindsey has worked with Cru International for more than 15 years. She has served in international locations, as well as universities in the States, and takes great joy in getting to invest her life in students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

Lindsey also writes and speaks on what God has done to bring hope and healing in her life through the life and death of her first two daughters. Within a few weeks of learning the news of her first daughters’ diagnosis, she began to blog about her unfolding story of hope and loss. Dennis loves to share with others what it looks like to know God in the midst of suffering and how to trust Him with the pen of their stories.

Today Dr. Kim chats with Lindsey about her new book Buried Dreams | From Devastating Loss to Unimaginable Hope and how she and her husband stood together in the midst of their sorrow.

Tune in to hear about walking through loss and tragedy as a married couple.

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  • 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!
Jan 8, 2019

This week on the podcast we are talking about 5 of the 14 keys to lasting love. We are CELEBRATING because Dr. Kim’s latest book 14 Keys to Lasting Love comes out TODAY! In today’s episode Dr. Kim and Christina dive into 1 of the keys to lasting love: role models and how to navigate marriage mentors and family origin.

Tune in to learn more!

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  • TODAY IS THE DAY! 14 Keys to Lasting Love is out TODAY! If you order your copy of Dr. Kim’s book today you will get two awesome things! 1) entered in the give away to win a FREE Romantic Date Box AND 2) you’ll automatically get House Prayer Cards by Awesome Marriage for FREE. Simply order your copy of 14 Keys to Lasting Love then enter your info here to get your automatic download of your free House Prayer Cards.

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  • 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!

 

Jan 7, 2019

This week on the podcast we are talking about 5 of the 14 keys to lasting love. We are CELEBRATING because Dr. Kim’s latest book 14 Keys to Lasting Love comes out TOMORROW! On January 8th! In today’s episode Dr. Kim and Christina dive into 1 of the keys to lasting love: dealing with the internet with wisdom.

Tune in to learn how to make sure this thing in your life goes right!

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  • Don’t wait until January 8th to reserve your copy of Dr. Kim’s latest book. Pre Order your copy of 14 Keys to Lasting Love TODAY and you will get 1) entered in the give away to win a FREE Romantic Date Box AND 2) you’ll automatically get House Prayer Cards by Awesome Marriage for FREE. Simply order your copy of 14 Keys to Lasting Love then enter your info here to get your automatic download of your free House Prayer Cards.

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!
Jan 5, 2019

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because porn is all too prevalent today and we all need to be so careful to project our marriages from it.

Culture traps can plague marriages and families. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina discuss practical ways you can protect your marriage from porn. They share real life stories and give you tools you can implement today.

Tune in to learn more!

RESOURCES

  • Don’t wait until January 8th to reserve your copy of Dr. Kim’s latest book. Pre Order your copy of 14 Keys to Lasting Love TODAY and you will get 1) entered in the give away to win a FREE Romantic Date Box AND 2) you’ll automatically get House Prayer Cards by Awesome Marriage for FREE. Simply order your copy of 14 Keys to Lasting Love then enter your info here to get your automatic download of your free House Prayer Cards.
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