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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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Now displaying: November, 2022
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

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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

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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

 

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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

 

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