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Awesome Marriage Podcast

Far too many couples are just surviving their marriage when it was meant to thrive. This is the place for practical tips on how to build an awesome marriage. Our passion is to help you strengthen your marriage. Dr. Kim Kimberling hosts the show. Dr. Kim is the President of Awesome Marriage, has been married for 53 years, and has been a professional counselor for 40 years. He is the author of 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage and 14 Keys To Lasting Love. Dr. Kim is joined by co-host Lindsay Few, Content Director for Awesome Marriage. She has been married for 20 years. Her husband is a church planter, and they love ministering to married couples together. 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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Dec 20, 2022

Statistically, odds are not good for a couple processing grief together. Today Kerry and Chris Shook join Dr. Kim on the podcast. In this powerfully encouraging episode, they share how they handled a painful season of grief losing their grandson, Jude, who lived just one day on earth, and how they were shaped, along with their family, through the loss. Kerry and Chris are pastors and co-authors of The Gift of One Day: How to Find Hope When Life Gets Hard.

Episode highlights include: 

  • Does grief change us, and what does that look like? 
  • Seeing God at work when he doesn’t seem to answer our biggest prayers
  • How to handle grief when you grieve differently than your spouse does  
  • How thinking about “one day” shapes the grief process

 

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

 

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

Resources: 

  • Kerry and Chris’s book The Gift of One Day: How to Find Hope When Life Gets Hard tells the whole story
  • This month’s 62 Questions About Sex resource helps you be more intentional and thoughtful about quality and satisfaction in your sex life. Plus it comes with 10 Sexy Bucketlist Challenges, just for fun! 
  • Enjoying our monthly resources? Consider becoming a Marriage Changer! Our Marriage Changers get instant access to each new resource we create, plus exclusive bonus content each month!
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email. 
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
Dec 13, 2022

The Christmas season is like no other! Today we’re sharing some ways we love to celebrate, our favorite traditions, past mistakes and mishaps, and how we have handled some of the challenges of the season. Plus we get to hear from two very special guests – each of our spouses join us for the first time on the podcast!  

Episode highlights include: 

  • Knowing when it’s time to let go of certain traditions
  • Dr. Kim’s tips to reduce Christmas busyness 
  • PLUS Christmas favorites, challenges and memories with Brian Few & Nancy Kimberling! 

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

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

Resources: 

  • Our “A Very Married Christmas: Couple’s Advent Calendar” is designed to help you slow down and connect through the Christmas season, and is available for a donation of any amount toward our Giving Tuesday campaign
  • This month’s 62 Questions About Sex resource helps you be more intentional and thoughtful about quality and satisfaction in your sex life. 
  • Loving our monthly resources? Marriage Changers get instant access to every months’ new resource – and so much more! Learn more here
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email. 
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!

 

Dec 6, 2022

Today we’re tackling some of the really tough questions that listeners have submitted. We love answering listener questions, and Dr. Kim often answers one at the end of our episodes. This episode is a little different, since these are all questions that warrant more than a quick answer. While there are some hard realities, we also believe that there is hope for every marriage. Wherever your marriage is today, we believe God has hope and redemption for you!   

Episode highlights include: 

  • Tips to talk to a spouse who “never has time” for hard conversations
  • Feeling controlled when a spouse wants to know your whereabouts at all times
  • Severe workload imbalance in the home and with finances
  • Spouse’s video game addiction
  • Trusting husband in spite of being surrounded by immodesty 

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

 

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

Resources: 

  • This month’s 62 Questions About Sex resource helps you be more intentional and thoughtful about quality and satisfaction in your sex life. And it comes with 10 Sexy Bucketlist challenges - just for fun! 
  • Browse all our podcast episodes on Communication for more helpful info on this topic!
  • Dr. Kim’s One Thing email is delivered each weekday with one practical  thing to do that day to grow your marriage. Subscribers also have access to bonus content 
  • Loving our monthly resources? Marriage Changers get instant access to every month’s new resource, plus exclusive videos from Dr. Kim and Nancy, and more! Learn more here
  • Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email. 
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!

 

Nov 29, 2022

Research shows that 69% of marital conflict is never resolved. We either sweep it under the rug, avoid the pain points, or get stuck in a cycle of conflict that may cause pain but not find resolution. Today Dr. Kim talks with special guest Anne Nelson, about the 4-stage process to break the fight cycle and heal your marriage from conflict. Anne is a Christian counselor who helps couples and individuals to find the fully thriving life God has for them. 

Episode highlights include: 

  • Why we get stuck in the conflict cycle and how to get out
  • Some reasons that counseling might not “work” and what to do if that happens to you
  • How to start recognizing and healing unaddressed issues affecting your marriage 
  • Specific questions can we use to challenge our assumptions in marriage 

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

 

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

Resources: 

  • Connect with Anne and see her marriage resources on FullyThriving.com and on Instagram @Fully Thriving.
  • Loving our monthly resources? Marriage Changers get instant access to every months’ new resource – and so much more! Learn more here
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email. 
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
Nov 22, 2022

Today Dr. Kim welcomes return guests Levi and Jennie Lusko to the podcast. In this episode, they talk about their new book, The Marriage Devotional, and answer why they wrote a marriage devotional, how that process affected their marriage, the power of scripture in marriage gift God gave us, and much more!

Don’t miss this deeply encouraging episode! 

Episode highlights include: 

  • Why there is power to going to church in person as a couple  
  • What might be going on when you don’t get anything out of a sermon or Bible reading
  • Levi and Jennie share how they’ve personally worked to grow as spouses  
  • Some of the unseen purposes of sex in marriage 

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

 

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

Resources: 

 

Nov 15, 2022

What are some of the major mistakes we hope couples avoid during dating and engagement? Today we’re talking all about unrealistic expectations. How can we tell when our expectations are unrealistic, and what can we do to keep them from becoming an issue in our relationships? 

This one trips up about every couple at some point, so even if you’re married, this episode will be helpful to recognize, and deal with our expectations in a healthy and helpful way. Tune in for all the details on how not to let this major mistake wreck your relationship. We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage!

Episode highlights include: 

  • We share several of the common unrealistic expectations we’ve seen as well as several we’ve had in our own marriages
  • How to tell if your expectations are realistic or not 
  • We give a simple process to work through these together 

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

Resources: 

 

Nov 8, 2022

What are some of the major mistakes we hope couples avoid during dating and engagement? Today we’re talking about what it means to focus on the wrong things. What are they, and why are we saying they’re wrong?

In Dr. Kim’s counseling experience, he’s seen some things that are just not helpful for engaged couples, so today he’s telling us some of the things he sees engaged couples focusing on that aren’t helpful to their future marriage. Spoiler alert: No matter where you are today, there is hope! 

Episode highlights include: 

  • What are the “wrong things” he sees couples focus on 
  • What’s wrong with focusing on them  
  • Some of the ways purity in dating impacts married sex 

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

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

 

Resources: 

Nov 1, 2022

 

What are some of the major mistakes we hope couples avoid during dating and engagement? Today we’re looking at a big one: Ignoring red flags. Thankfully, Dr. Kim has counseled so many engaged couples over the years, and has created our Preparing For Marriage online course. So today he sheds light on several common red flags and how to deal with them. Spoiler alert: No matter where you are today, there is hope! 

Episode highlights include: 

  • Do red flags mean you have to call off the engagement?
  • Dr. Kim shares several common red flags he sees in counseling 
  • How to address the red flags - before AND after marriage

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

 

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

 

Resources: 

 

Oct 25, 2022

“The storms will hit. It’s not a threat, it’s just a reality,” as Gary Thomas shares with us today.

When they do, we want our marriages to be a refuge where we take comfort. In this episode, Gary Thomas tells us how to make sure your marriage is a safe haven for you and your spouse, rather than a source of pain and conflict. His latest book tells real-life stories of marriages that overcame hardship to become a fortress.

We believe this is what God wants for each marriage and what he wants for you! Don’t miss this encouraging episode! 

Episode highlights include: 

  • The one thing all of the “fortress” couples have in common 
  • Getting on the same page when one spouse is checked out 
  • How to overcome past wounds to heal our marriage 

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


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

Resources: 

 

  • Our new Conflict Solving Survey is designed to help you approach the conflict conversation in a gentle way that doesn’t end in conflict! We think this will help you approach conflict well. 
  • The Weekly Check In Guide is a simple way to be intentional about checking in on your marriage each week. Grab the resource and get intentional today! 
  • Loving our monthly resources? Marriage Changers get instant access to every months’ new resource – and so much more! Learn more here
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email. 
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
Oct 18, 2022

Have you gotten bad marriage advice? We sure have! We’ve heard so many things that just aren’t helpful for marriage, but we didn’t always realize it! Trying to follow a harmful piece of marriage will damage your marriage over time. So today we call out bad marriage advice, give ways to prevent yourself from falling prey to it, and help you determine what's good advice, and what's worth tossing out. 

Episode highlights include: 

  • How to tell whether it’s good advice or not 
  • The downside of getting marriage advice online 
  • Plus Dr. Kim answers an listener question about a spouse who refuses to go to church 

 

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

 

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

Resources: 

  • Our new Conflict Solving Survey is designed to help you approach the conflict conversation in a gentle way that doesn’t end in conflict! We think this will help you approach conflict well. 
  • Growing in self-awareness is a gift to yourself, your spouse, and your marriage. That’s why we created The Self Check In Guide. Learn more about this helpful resource!  
  • If your marriage is really struggling, our Marriage 911 Course was designed as the emergency help you need to get back on track. Check it out today!
  • Loving our monthly resources? Marriage Changers get instant access to every months’ new resource – and so much more! Learn more here
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies! 
  • Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email.
Oct 11, 2022

Men and women tend to view intimacy differently, so it takes intentionality to understand one another well. We want to help the wives out this week by looking at 3 ways to do intimacy his way. How can you build these into marriage? Today’s episode will help you bring intimacy from idea into action. Tune in to learn more! 

Episode highlights include: 

  • One fun way to keep the “spark” alive
  • The destructive side effect of disrespect 
  • Fun and simple things you can do to get more - and better - connection 

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

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

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

 

Resources: 

  • Our new Conflict Solving Survey is designed to help you approach the conflict conversation in a gentle way that doesn’t end in conflict! We think this will help you approach conflict well. 
  • Check out our Love Making Survey. This resource was designed to help make talking about sex simple - and to bring satisfying results! 
  • Loving our monthly resources? Marriage Changers get instant access to every months’ new resource – and so much more! Learn more here
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies! 
  • Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email.
Oct 4, 2022

Men and women typically view intimacy differently, and it takes intentionality to understand one another well. We want to help the husbands out this week by looking at 3 ways to do intimacy her way. This episode is worth repeating since it answers one of the toughest parts of marriage. How can you build these into marriage? Today’s episode will help you bring intimacy from idea into action. Tune in to learn more! 

Episode highlights include: 

  • One of the most common complaints we hear from women on this topic 
  • Why nonsexual touching is essential for a healthy sex life 
  •  What emotional intimacy is and how to get it 

 

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

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

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

Resources: 

  • Our new Conflict Solving Survey is designed to help you approach the conflict conversation in a gentle way that doesn’t end in conflict! We think this will help you approach conflict well. 
  • Check out our Love Making Survey. This resource was designed to help make talking about sex simple - and to bring satisfying results! 
  • Loving our monthly resources? Marriage Changers get instant access to every months’ new resource – and so much more! Learn more here
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email. 
Sep 27, 2022

Are you part of a blended family? Having a blended family brings unique challenges and that’s why we’re so thankful for our friends Scott and Vanessa Martindale sharing their wisdom on the topic today! Scott and Vanessa founded Blended Kingdom Families, where they offer practical strategies and Biblical encouragement for blended families. Don’t miss this helpful episode! 

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • Dealing with high-conflict ex-spouse relationships   
  • Some practical tools for clear communication 
  • Plus, the one big thing you don’t want to do, but can make a huge difference! 

 

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

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

Resources: 

Sep 20, 2022

What did you hope for and dream of when you got married? Is your marriage all you dreamed it would be? For so many, it is not. It’s easy to think it might be easier for other couples, but a good marriage takes time, energy, and hard work. There’s hope for your marriage no matter where you are today, because as Dr. Kim shares with us, God hasn’t given up on any marriage! 

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • Dr. Kim’s pro tip on why he gives couples “homework”  
  • Why many of us might stay distracted on purpose 
  • How one spouse make a change to the marriage on their own
  • Dr. Kim answers an anonymous question about how to deal with sexual temptation

 

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

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

Resources: 

  • Setting our mind on what is good, right and true is good for us and great for our marriage! Our 19 Prayers and Affirmations for Your Marriage  resource will help you do just that! 
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram and Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
  • Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s free weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email. 

 

Sep 13, 2022

{Editor's Note: Audio was repaired 11/2023.} So much of life is not what happens to us, but how we respond to it. Life is hard and it never seems to go exactly according to our plans. My grandad said that we all have the choice to either get bitter, or get better. And he lived out what it looks like to get better, even in the face of all of life’s troubles.

Today Dr. Kim shares what ongoing bitterness looks like over time, and how we can avoid becoming grouchy, grumpy, and mean! 

Episode highlights include: 

  • How to know if you’re becoming more bitter 
  • Practical steps to help you “get better” instead
  • Tips for dealing with the difficult people in your life 
  • This week’s anonymous listener question leads to a memorable story from one of Dr. Kim and Nancy’s recent dates 

 

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

 

P.S. I misquoted his age in the episode - my grandad lived to 94½ before he went to heaven last year! 

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

Resources: 

 

 

Sep 6, 2022

What are the pros and cons of having kids? Can you know if you’re really ready? Today Dr. Kim and I discuss how to know and how we each went through that process with our spouse. We share some practical ways to get on the same page with your spouse, as well as some of our favorite parts of being parents. Listen in to learn more!

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • How we navigated the transitions from being childless couples to having kids
  • Surprises that couples often face when they become parents 
  • Tips to getting on the same page about this 
  • This week’s anonymous question: Is it okay to use birth control? 

 

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

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

Resources: 

  • The Weekly Marriage Check Up Guide  
  • You could win a $250 Amazon gift card when you submit a screenshot of your rating and review of the Awesome Marriage Podcast! Use this link to enter! 
  • Do you feel like you and your spouse aren’t as unified as you’d like? It’s time to get on the same page! This Unity Building Journal is designed to help you look at key areas of your marriage and work to get unified. 
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
  • Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s free weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email. 

 

Aug 30, 2022

Matt Hammitt had a successful music career as frontman of the Grammy and Dove-award-winning band Sanctus Real, but he knew God was calling him away from his career and toward something else. The wake up call happened when he started realizing he was not the man he intended to be. Today Matt opens up about the process of following God’s lead in leading his family well. Tune in for his encouraging story!    

Episode highlights include: 

  • Is it time to ‘burn the ships’ and change course?
  • When both spouses grieve differently
  • Working through the self-deceptions that keep us stuck 

 

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

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

Resources: 

  • Grab Matt’s book Lead Me: Finding Courage to Fight for Your Marriage, Children, and Faith
  • The documentary Bowen’s Heart is available where movies are streamed  
  • Find more about Matt and the Hammitts at MattHammitt.com
  • You could win a $250 Amazon gift card when you submit a screenshot of your rating and review of the Awesome Marriage Podcast! Use this link to enter! 
  • Do you feel like you and your spouse aren’t as unified as you’d like? It’s time to get on the same page! This Unity Building Journal is designed to help you look at key areas of your marriage and work to get unified. 
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
  • Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s free weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email. 
Aug 23, 2022

Today we’re answering listener-submitted questions about our Healthy Self / Healthy Marriage series. We have talked about physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, and they all overlap, so we have questions from every area. There are some really tough ones, so we’re going to do our best to give clear and helpful answers today, as Dr. Kim shares great biblical counsel for the questions sent in from our listeners. 

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • Do marriage problems resolve over time?
  • Why some people avoid counseling, even if they know they would benefit from it 
  • Does being a Christian mean you have to stay married, no matter how bad it gets? 

 

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

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

Aug 16, 2022

Mental health impacts every aspect of our life, so it will certainly impact our marriage. I am so thankful for Dr. Kim’s deep experience with this topic! In this episode we covered everything from how to know when to work on things ourselves, when to seek help, and effective but practical ways to boost mental health in everyday life. Tune in to learn more. 

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • How to know when you need professional help
  • Practical everyday tips to boosting your mental health 
  • How to help a spouse that is struggling with their mental health, while staying healthy yourself
  • Plus this week’s anonymous question about a long-winded spouse

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

Make sure you subscribe to Podcast Email so you never miss an episode. When you sign up, we’ll send you our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free as a sign up bonus, plus you get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox each week! 

 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • Do you feel like you and your spouse aren’t as unified as you’d like? It’s time to get on the same page! Our Unity Building Journal is designed to help you look at key areas of your marriage and work to get unified.
  • We have created a Self-Check In Guide that is a helpful place to start uncovering what’s going on with you and to grow more self-aware. 
  • Here’s that episode where Carey Nieuwhof and Dave Adamson talk about getting healthy sleep!   
  • Follow this link to leave us a rating & review on iTunes on the Apple Podcasts Page. We *so* appreciate your support of the podcast! 
  • Ready to level up your marriage? With a Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email.  

 

Aug 9, 2022

The healthiest marriages are between two healthy people. This week we’re unpacking why it’s so hard to be spiritually healthy without emotional health. The two are linked because a lack of knowing ourselves will seriously hinder our ability to connect with God and others. It’s a lot simpler, more accessible, and less touchy-feely than it may sound. 

Episode highlights include: 

  • The connection between emotional and spiritual health 
  • The unintended relational effects of unprocessed emotions
  • Tips to grow in emotionally and spiritually health
  • Plus this week’s anonymous listener question about an apathetic spouse 

 

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

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • Do you have “healthy self” questions for us? Send them in and we’ll answer in a Healthy Self / Healthy Marriage Q & A episode! 
  • Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Podcast 
  • Our Awesome Marriage YouVersion Plans help you read and apply Scripture
  • The Bible Project is an awesome resource to help you understand the Bible 
  • Do you feel like you and your spouse aren’t as unified as you’d like? It’s time to get on the same page! This Unity Building Journal is designed to help you look at key areas of your marriage and work to get unified.
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
  • Find the link to leave us a rating & review on iTunes on the Apple Podcasts Page. We *so* appreciate your support of the podcast! 
  • Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s free weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email.  
Aug 2, 2022

Today Dr. Kim and I are talking about how physical health impacts a marriage. It turns out we’re both passionate about pursuing good stewardship with physical health! Dr. Kim shares some of the struggles he and Nancy have had to deal with and how they worked through them, and I share how going from a mentality of body shame to one of gratitude shifted how I approach physical health. 

Episode highlights include: 

  • Why we need a proper theology about our bodies 
  • How physical health impacts our marriage
  • How to start overcoming body shame 
  • Plus This week’s anonymous listener question is about getting on the same page with your spouse about parenting 

 

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

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • In Breaking Free From Body Shame Jess Connolly gives sound and effective theology about the body
  • Are you and your spouse as unified as you’d like? It’s time to get on the same page! This Unity Building Journal is designed to help you look at key areas of your marriage and work to get unified.
  • Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
  • Any questions? Send them in and we’ll answer in a Healthy Self / Healthy Marriage Q & A episode! 
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
  • Find the link to leave us a rating & review on iTunes on the Apple Podcasts Page. We *so* appreciate your support of the podcast! 
  • Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!
  • Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you’ll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!  
  • Dr. Kim’s free weekly Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email.  
Jul 26, 2022

Is your marriage full of joy, or does it lack some of the qualities you hoped for? It takes more than just love to make a marriage thrive, and today John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann, co-authors of The Go Giver Marriage, share why that is. In The Go Giver Marriage, the Manns share five secrets to lasting love that will help you build a marriage in which both spouses truly thrive. 

Episode highlights include: 

  • An effective strategy to break cycles of bickering or criticism
  • Why just one spouse’s efforts are enough to affect a marriage
  • Some unexpected benefits of being a “go giver” in marriage 

 

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

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • Learn more about The Go Giver Marriage and order the book HERE
  • Dr. Kim says that one of the keys to an awesome marriage is being a student of your spouse. Take that advice seriously and study your husband with the Husband Study Challenge!
  • Find the link to leave us a rating & review on iTunes on the Apple Podcasts Page. We *so* appreciate your support of the podcast! 
  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!
  • Dr. Kim’s Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email.  
  • Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!
  • Check out Dr. Kim’s Marriage Multiplier email! The Marriage Multiplier brings you 4 pieces of marriage wisdom in a quick, easy to read email. 

 

Jul 19, 2022

We get a lot of questions about how to deal with not being “equally yoked” in marriage, so today Dr. Kim shares tips, encouragement plus some do’s and don'ts if you are in this difficult situation. And listen in for a fun new anonymous listener question segment where Dr. Kim drops the mic with his marriage advice for newlyweds! 

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

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • Grab the full episode transcript HERE.

  • Dr. Kim says that one of the keys to an awesome marriage is being a student of your spouse. Take that advice seriously and study your husband with the Husband Study Challenge!

  • Find the link to leave us a rating & review on iTunes on the Apple Podcasts Page. We *so* appreciate your support of the podcast! 

  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!

  • Dr. Kim highly recommends a quick weekly check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! 

  • Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!

  • Follow Awesome Marriage on Instagram, Facebook and find Dr. Kim on TikTok!

  • Dr. Kim’s Marriage Multiplier email brings you 4 pieces of practical marriage wisdom in one quick, easy-to-read free weekly email. 

 
Jul 12, 2022

When we get married, we are also marrying into our spouse’s family. In laws can be a blessing, but that’s not always the case. Today we share real life examples of in-law issues and how couples dealt with them, and give you practical steps to deal with the issues that you might be facing.

We know in-law issues run the gamut and so this advice is not one-size-fits-all. So if we missed something you want to hear covered, 

 

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

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • Did we miss an important in law issue you want to hear addressed? Email me and let us know! 
  • Dr. Kim says that one of the keys to an awesome marriage is being a student of your spouse. Take that advice seriously and study your husband with the Husband Study Challenge!
  • Find the link to leave us a rating & review on iTunes on the Apple Podcasts Page. We *so* appreciate your support of the podcast! 
  • Will you take 15 minutes each week to check up on your marriage? Dr. Kim highly recommends a quick weekly check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! 
  • Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here! 
  • Check out Dr. Kim’s Marriage Multiplier email! The Marriage Multiplier brings you 4 pieces of marriage wisdom in a quick, easy to read email. 
Jul 5, 2022

We all want to keep our marriage safe from the damaging effects of an affair. There are many tips to doing this, but the one truly essential underlying principle is simpler and more effective than you might think. In today’s episode, Dr. Kim shares the top way to prevent an affair, based on his 40 years of experience counseling couples. 

 

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

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.

 

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

 

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