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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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Jul 7, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina both share 8 things their spouse has taught them over the years. They discuss how marriage is a sanctifying thing and something that grows us. 

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



 

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Jun 30, 2020

In this episode Jennie Lusko joins Dr. Kim to talk about her story of coping with the loss of her daughter and how to walk through tragedy with your marriage still intact. Jennie and her husband, Levi, lead Fresh Life Church in Montana. They have five children: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, Lennox, and Lenya, who is in heaven. 

 

5 days after Christmas in 2012 their daughter Lenya died of an asthma attack. 

 

Jennie is bravely sharing her story of loss and struggle with the world in her book that just released The Fight To Flourish. One of the things that we love about this book is that Jennie points out that you don’t have to have it all together for God to work. He just wants you. Grief and struggles are real but the gospel truth is that we can find hope even in the dark and that in the midst of pain, God transforms us. 

 

Jennie shares some powerful truths about walking through struggles and gives us hope and practical examples of how God uses our pain for his glory and our good. 

 

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

 

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Jun 25, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the cold shoulder in marriage. A lot of us withdraw when things get tense or when we can’t seem to solve the conflict. For many of us, it’s normal to shut down and shut our spouse out. But shutting down isn’t going to help us build an awesome marriage. We have to learn new, better ways to communicate in our marriages. 

In this episode Dr. Kim shares some practical steps you can take if the cold shoulder is happening in your marriage.

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

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Jun 23, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about financial abuse in marriage. 

They explain what financial abuse is, what it isn’t, and answer some of your most asked questions about the topic. They give real life practical examples of financial abuse and practical steps for couples if they believe this is happening in their marriage. 

Dr. Kim shares some really valuable insight about money and marriage in this conversation that is valuable to EVERY couple - whether financial abuse has been present in your marriage or not. 

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

 

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Jun 21, 2020

Happy Father’s Day everyone! In this special edition Father’s Day bonus episode Dr. Kim has special guest Jeff Zaugg from dadAWESOME podcast with him. 

 

Jeff runs the dadAWESOME podcast. His mission is to help fathers live fully alive as they lead their children to God’s awesomeness! Jeff is married to his wife Michelle and has 3 beautiful daughters ages 6, 3, 1.

 

Dr. Kim and Jeff chat all about fatherhood and how to be an awesome Dad. So many of you loyal listeners are fathers. This is a great conversation and Jeff gives you some incredible things to think about as Dads. 

 

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

 

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Jun 16, 2020

This is Part 2 of Our Church Stories & More episode. If you missed last week’s episode, be sure to check that out as it’s a great prelude into today’s show. 

 

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina answer more of your church questions. They talk about how to be a healthy church member, how to find a small group, what to do if your spouse won’t attend church - and more! 

 

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

 

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Jun 9, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about their church stories and church in regards to marriages. If you have been listening to the podcast for any length of time you know that one of our top recommendations is to be plugged into a local church. 

 

We have had several questions about church lately so we wanted to take some time to answer them here. We had so many of you submit questions that this will be a 2 part show. 

 

In this episode they talk about their stories and experiences with church, why church is important, the pains of church and how to navigate that and more! 

 

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

 

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Jun 2, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Chrstina talk about the right and wrong ways to apologize to your spouse. Apologies are necessary. Since we’re human and fallen, we should be apologizing regularly. 

 

Dr. Kim shares some great practical advice on what to do and not to do when it comes to apologizing in marriage. 

 

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

 



 

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May 28, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim speaks with special guests Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler from Risen Motherhood. 

Emily and Laura are the cofounders of the Risen Motherhood ministry and cohosts of the chart-topping podcast. They are also in the trenches of motherhood themselves and share their lives and learnings with their audience. Emily and Laura are not only ministry leaders together  but they are also sister-in-laws! Emily has 5 kids under the age of 7 and Laura has 3 kids 6 and under. They both live in central Iowa with their families.

We love this ministry because this ministry is giving gospel hope to Moms every day. Christina has been listening to their podcast for years and has found so much truth and hope in it to help her in her role as a Mom. 

Dr. Kim chats with Emily and Laura about how the gospel speaks to mothering and the roles of a parent. 

So many of you loyal listeners are Moms. This is a great conversation and Emily and Lauren give you Biblical framework to help you mother in light of the gospel. 

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

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May 26, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about sharing your marriage conflict with your friends. I know - it seems weird! Is marriage conflict really something we want to share

They share about when it’s appropriate to share your marriage issues, with who, and why. Too often we are too stingy with the truth of our conflict and our marriages, friendships, and friends marriages are missing out because of it!  

Dr. Kim shares some great practical advice on how sharing our issues can benefit our whole community and gives great vision for gospel-centered community. 

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

 

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May 19, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about how to have hard conversations with our spouse. We all have to have them. There are things that aren’t fun to talk about and issues need to be addressed. But how do we have hard conversations well for the betterment of our marriage?

Dr. Kim shares some great practical advice on some go-to tips for hard conversation and somethings we should all avoid when it comes to how to have these conversations. 

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

 

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May 12, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Chrstina talk about how to recover from an open marriage. 

 

Dr. Kim shares about what an open marriage is, what God says, and how to recover from this kind of sexual baggage. 

 

We encourage you to not skip this episode even if that’s not your story. We are facing a culture where open marriages may very well become more common and sexual boundaries are being disregarded. Tune it so you can learn and better understand how to help people who may face this. 

 

And here is what we know is true: we all have experienced some kind of betrayal sexually in our marriage because every one sins sexually whether it’s lust, a look or thought that lasted too long, porn, or flirting, on an outright affair or open marriage. So we can all gain some wisdom from this conversation. 

 

*We do want to mention as a disclaimer we do talk about some hard things in this episode. It is not an episode you want to listen to around children. Also, we do briefly mention sexual abuse so we want to give that trigger warning for anyone who has experienced that. 

 

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

 

 

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May 5, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina wrap up our Top 10 Marriage Mistakes Series by talking about the #1 Marriage Mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages which is a lack of respect. 

 

Do you feel slighted or torn down by your spouse? Do you feel like your dignity is often bruised by how your spouse treats you? Well, we pray this episode can lead you to have some real, honest conversations with your spouse and that it will be the first step towards change for your marriage. 

 

Maybe you are thinking - this isn’t an issue for you. Don’t tune out! A lack of respect is a big issue in many marriages and the most destructive part of this is that most people aren’t aware they are being disrespectful. 

 

Most people aren’t conscious of the fact that they are disrespecting their spouse. There are lots of subtle ways we often treat others with a lack of respect. So tune it to hear how you can grow in this area. 

 

Dr. Kim shares practical advice on how to better respect your spouse. 

 

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

 



 

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Apr 30, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim has long time friend of the podcast, Debra Fileta, back on the show talking about Love In Every Season. 

 

Debra Fileta is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of Choosing Marriage and True Love Dates. She's also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast. Her popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. 

 

Dr. Kim and Debra discuss her latest book: Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of Every Healthy Relationship. Just as nature cycles through seasons, relationships rotate through stages that can either make or break your love life. Each season plays an important role in taking a relationship to the next level, and depending on how you navigate each season, your relationship will either flourish and grow or slowly die. 

 

So many of you loyal listeners are in a season of transition right now or adjusting to your new season. This is a great conversation and Debra gives us some interesting things to think about and practical advice on how to love well in each season. 

 

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

 

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  • “Just as nature cycles through seasons so do relationships.” - Debra Fileta
  • “Relationships are like plants; if you give too little your relationships will die, but if you give too much your relationships will also die.” - Debra Fileta
  • “A lot of people mistake selflessness for passivity.” - Debra Fileta
  • “Conflict is the invitation to deeper connection.” - Debra Fileta
  • “Compatibility is about our ability to come together in the ways we are different.” - Debra Fileta
  • “Persevering through the hard times in marriage is part of God’s plan for us and He walks with us through it.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Seasons weren’t meant to be stayed in. They are meant to be passed through.” - Debra Fileta
  • “Whether or not we feel love we can plant the seeds of love in our marriage which will eventually bear fruit.” - Debra Fileta
  • “If I’m only responsible for me and I can’t change my spouse, what can I allow God to do in my heart?” - Debra Fileta
  • “When we start getting healthy on our own it automatically moves our relationship in a healthy direction.” - Debra Fileta
  • “If you feel stuck in a winter season of your marriage, I invited you to make an appointment with a licensed counselor who can help walk with you through that season and help you find the unhealthy roots that need to be snipped so new growth can happen in your life.” - Debra Fileta
  • “Sometimes we get so used to the familiar that we don’t realize the familiar isn’t healthy.” - Debra Fileta
  • “What you see in dating you will see in marriage.” - Debra Fileta
  • “Healthy singles makes healthy dating which makes healthy marriages.” - Debra Fileta
  • “You need to have people that love you and that love Jesus who are able to speak into your dating relationship and point out things they see in it that might not be healthy.” - Debra Fileta
  • “There’s no shame in struggling in marriage, it’s just about how we allow God to use the struggle for His glory and for our health.” - Debra Fileta
  • “How we love God really impacts how we love each other.” - Debra Fileta

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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! 

 

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Apr 28, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the #2 Marriage Mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages, which is not listening to your spouse. 

 

Hearing is not the same thing as listening. 

 

So what does it look like to listen to your spouse well? How can we become better listeners? Dr. Kim shares practical advice on how to avoid this marriage mistake.

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

 

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “With all the distractions that are out there today, you really have to focus and be intentional about communicating with your spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “It feels very lonely when our spouse is not listening to us.” - Christina Dodson
  • “I don’t think you can have an awesome marriage without having awesome listening skills.” - Christina Dodson
  • “I don’t think you can multitask and really be listening to someone.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Your spouse should always have a direct line of communication to get to you.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Your spouse feels loved and cared for when they know they are heard in your marriage.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “We can learn how to listen from God, God is the best listener.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

 

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Apr 24, 2020

As if parenting wasn’t already hard enough, it just got that much harder with the coronavirus. 

 

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina share practical advice on how to parent through this journey and most importantly how to parent TOGETHER with your spouse through this journey. 



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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Base what you tell your children about the coronavirus on their age and be mindful of any fears or anxieties they have.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “The most important thing you can do is to love God and to love your kids, cling to love when you don’t know what else to do.” - Christina Dodson

 

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Apr 23, 2020

We have been getting a lot of emails and messages from you all saying you are struggling with your marriage during this coronavirus time. So we wanted to take some time to address this topic head on. 

 

So if you are feeling stir crazy, anxious, or driving each other crazy we hope this conversation provides some hope and helpful tips on how to get through this time by working together and not turning against each other. 

 

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about how to support each other through COVID-19.  

 

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Now is the time to have extra empathy for your spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “In this time of disruption and uncertainty, you might find yourself falling into bad conflict habits in your marriage.” - Christina Dodson
  • “We need to extend grace to our spouse as they are probably experiencing more stress than usual.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Use this time as an opportunity to grow your marriage; communicate well, pray together, do a Bible reading plan together.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Take advantage of the opportunity to support your spouse through this hard time.” - Christina Dodson
  • “It’s ok to not be ok.” - Christina Dodson
  • “We’ve got to have a safe space in our spouse where we can share our honest thoughts and feelings about COVID-19.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Try to find ways to just laugh together, there is nothing better than being able to laugh together.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Try to eat right, sleep well, and exercise regularly.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Grief is anytime that life goes differently than you thought it would. It’s ok to grieve during COVID-19.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Don’t feel like you have to fix your spouse's problems, just be there to listen to them. That is an important part of working through grief.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If you need some space, make sure you communicate that kindly to your spouse and take some time to be alone.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “We don’t have a lot of clear answers right now but we can trust that God does.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If your spouse has lost their job, make sure you check in on them emotionally but don’t smother them.” - Christina Dodson



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Apr 21, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the #3 marriage mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages, which is little or no physical intimacy.

 

Can you think of the last time you touched your spouse? How often do the two of you physically touch? How much of that touching means something and provokes intimacy?

 

Do you feel more like roommates than lovers? Than this episode should prove useful to your marriage! If you aren’t facing this issue now, it may come in the future. So we pray you glean some wisdom and encouragement from this episode. 


Dr. Kim gives some practical tips and insight into this issue that so many of us face in our marriage. 

 

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

 

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Physical intimacy is not always sexual.” - Christina Dodson
  • “God designed sex to not only help us procreate but also for enjoyment.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “You have to define what a ‘normal’ amount of times to have sex looks like for you in your marriage. I would encourage that you be intimate at least once a week.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Tender touch has to be non sexual sometimes for us ladies to feel loved.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Having non sexual touching in your marriage actually makes your sex life better.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “There is a spiritual aspect to sex that we have as Christians. Don’t feel weird about connecting God to sex, He’s the one who invented it; he’s not a prude!” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “When you’re single the Devil tries to keep you in the bed, when you’re married the Devil tries to keep you out of the bed.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Having a good sex life in marriage is one way to affair-proof your marriage.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Your spouse does not define you, God does.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Most of the time it’s the husband’s initiating sex so I encourage wives to initiate sex every now and then, it will mean a lot to your husband.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

 

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Apr 14, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the #4 marriage mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages, which is always having to be right.

 

You’ve heard Dr. Kim say it before - when you win a fight with your spouse - you lose! Because your marriage loses. And if your marriage loses; where’s the win in that?

 

Winning battles while losing the war is a marriage mistake far too many of us get trapped in when it comes to our marriages. Dr. Kim gives some great insight and direction into this issue. 

 

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

 

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Someone might want the momentary feeling of knowing they ‘won’ a fight in their marriage but long haul, no one is winning when one spouse has ‘won.’” - Christina Dodson
  • “Nobody wants to be around someone who thinks they’re right all the time.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “When your spouse feels like they always have to be right it makes you feel inadequate and voiceless.” - Christina Dodson
  • “You should never feel like you are voiceless in your marriage.” - Christina Dodson
  • “If you have a hard time apologizing, then it’s likely you have a hard time being wrong.” - Christina Dodson
  • “We need to be able to admit when we are wrong and to be able to tell our spouse when we are sorry.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If you are not vulnerable with anyone else in the world, work on being vulnerable with your spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “We aren’t called to be right, we are called to be humble.” - Christina Dodson

 

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Apr 9, 2020

In this episode Dan & Mikayla Ockey join Dr. Kim to talk about how to handle this financial crisis we are in. Dan & Mikayla (Kay) are founders of Centsei online personal finance courses for couples. They are passionate about helping couples make wise decisions with their money, work together as a team as married couples, and work towards financial freedom. 

 

Today share some practical tips on how to navigate these weird financial times many of us are in due to the Coronavirus. Dan & Kay share some encouraging and helpful info in this episode. 

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

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “It’s more essential to have an emergency fund that covers your family's expenses for six months than ever before.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Now is the time to get your personal finances in order and to have those financial conversations you’ve been meaning to have with your spouse.” - Dan Ockey
  • “Make sure you are on the same page financially before starting a budget with your spouse. If you are not it will be a point of contention.” - Kay Ockey
  • “When we have a shared vision of our financial goals as a couple we are more willing to make sacrifices or have understanding on why certain things need to be included in the budget.” - Dan Ockey
  • “A budget without a goal is just an empty plan.” - Dan Ockey
  • “When you agree on your financial goals as a couple, then your budget is the tool to help get you there.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Don’t give up on your budget. Persevere until it becomes a habit.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Budgeting doesn’t have to be difficult anymore.” - Dan Ockey
  • “Stick to your budget plan, don’t make rash decisions based on fluctuating financial markets.” - Dan Ockey
  • “If you weren’t prepared and intentional to take advantage of opportunities before this crisis, you’re not prepared to take advantage of them now.” - Dan Ockey
  • “If you have a financial roadmap then you don’t have to be afraid because you know where you are going and you know how you will get there.” - Dan Ockey
  • “Avoid the get-rich-quick schemes that are going to start popping up.” - Dan Ockey

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Apr 7, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about the #5 marriage mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages, which is not walking the talk.

 

In marriage it’s so important to do what you say you’re going to do and to keep your promises to your spouse. In this episode Dr. Kim shares how to deal with a spouse that you can’t trust to do what they say as well as gives practical advice on how to grow in keeping our promises. 

 

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

 

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “A lot of the biggest issues I see in marriages today develop from a lack of trust or trust having been broken.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “We are more in sync with each other and with God when we completely trust our spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “You can’t have an awesome marriage without trust.” - Christina Dodson

 

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Mar 31, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about the #6 marriage mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages; which is hurtful teasing. If it hurts your spouse, why are you doing it? 

 

They discuss the difference between playful teasing and hurtful teasing. They share how to deal with hurtful teasing in your marriage and Dr. Kim gives some practical tips to avoid hurts in our marriage. 

 

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

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “You don’t get to be the judge of whether or not something is hurtful to your spouse, they do.” - Christina Dodson
  • “The right kind of playful teasing can connect you to your spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If you know your spouse is insecure about something you should not tease them about it.” - Christina Dodson
  • “We can’t change our spouse, that is God’s job.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Hurtful teasing can be something that gradually erodes a relationship.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “When you are making fun of your spouse all the time, they realize that they can’t be themselves around you.” - Christina Dodson

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Mar 26, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim has two friends of his share their story. Zach and Leanna join Dr. Kim to share about their first year of marriage. Leanna works at Life.Church as a Social Media Specialist and is also a very talented freelance graphic designer. Leanna has recently become our main graphic designer at Awesome Marriage and it’s been such a blessing to have her talents on the team. She designs all of our monthly digital resources. 

 

Zach is a Marketing Coordinator. 

 

This couple had a unique first year of marriage with a lot of lows. They share their story and how God has used the hard things to edify them and strengthen their marriage.  

 

We pray their story encourages you! 

 

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “It’s normal to freak out in a terrible situation, but I let my fear rob me of a lot of joy.” - Leanna Romoser
  • “I knew when we were walking through those hard times that God has more in store for us, He does not want us to be miserable.” - Leanna Romoser
  • “I know that God is on the side of marriages and I had to make a decision to surrender my marriage to Him and allow God to use our pain for His purpose.” - Leanna Romoser
  • “We started to receive true healing when we stopped turning away from each other and started turning towards each other. “ - Leanna Romoser
  • “The walls of anger and resentment that I had built up were hindering me from being the person that I wanted to be.” - Zach Romoser
  • “It wasn’t until I learned how to truly forgive that I was able to grow spiritually and as a husband.” - Zach Romoser
  • “You can’t speak defeat and expect victory.” - Zach Romoser
  • “If you’re struggling in your marriage, share that with at least one person who you trust.” - Leanna Romoser
  • “After going through all that we went through it feels like our marriage has a passion and a purpose.” - Leanna Romoser

 

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! 

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Mar 24, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about the # 7 Marriage Mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages. Which is dishonesty. You may not think you are one to be dishonest and lie, but chances are you are less honest than you think you are. Dishonesty is never good for your marriage. In this episode Dr. Kim shares red flags to pay attention to and practical ways to grow in truthfulness and openness in your marriage. 

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

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Sometimes we lie in what we say and sometimes we lie in what we don’t say.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “The more you get comfortable lying to your spouse about small things the easier it will get to lie to your spouse about big things.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Lies build distance whereas truth builds closeness.” - Christina Dodson

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! 

RESOURCES

Mar 17, 2020

Right now we are in our Top 10 Marriage Mistakes series. Over the years Dr. Kim has seen some central mistakes couples make that hurt their marriage. In this series we are breaking down the top ten marriage mistakes he sees. 


In this episode we share Marriage Mistake #8 which is nasty habits: anything that just plain annoys you that your spouse does.

 

Can you think 1 (or 10!) things that annoys you about your spouse or that your spouse does that bugs you? I bet you can! Well Dr. Kim & Christina talk all about that in this episode and most importantly, they share how to healthily DEAL with those annoying habits. 

 

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

 

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NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Small things, with the wrong perspective, can take up big space in our hearts.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Work together on the things you can change about each other.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If you’re annoyed by your spouse’s habit, ask God to make it clear whether it’s worth saying something to your spouse about it or if it’s something you can look past to see the good in your spouse.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Do not try to manipulate your spouse out of their annoying habit, that’s not going to solve the problem.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Be careful to confront your spouse’s problem and not confront your spouse.” - Christina Dodson

 

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! 

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