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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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Apr 28, 2023

Here's what's coming up in the next several weeks on the Awesome Marriage Podcast! I'll share which guests will be appearing on the podcast and a snippet of what they'll talk about. This series is full of warmth and wisdom, so make sure to tune into each episode!  

Apr 25, 2023
How can just three words help strengthen your emotional, spiritual and mental health? Not only that, but Pastor Mark Batterson says they can shift the tide and change everything. Please, Sorry, Thanks is the name of Pastor Mark Batterson’s new book, and he is here today with Dr. Kim, sharing why it’s worth devoting an entire book to three of the first words many of us were taught growing up! Don’t miss this powerful episode. 

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • Practices to better position ourselves to hear God’s voice over the world’s noise 

  • The psychology of please, the science of sorry, and the theology of thanks

  • The antidote to bitterness, and the lasting impacts of unconfessed bitterness 

 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • For some guidance to try Mark’s idea of asking great questions, try our 52 Questions For Your Family Table. These are designed to help you ask great questions and engage in interesting conversation! 

  • If you enjoyed this episode, you will love Mark’s new book Please, Sorry, Thanks!

 

Apr 21, 2023

So many parents know the pain of a broken relationship with their adult child. This isn’t how you thought it would go, and you’re not sure how to love your child when they continue to break your heart. Today Dr. David E Clarke returns to the podcast to give some biblical steps that parents can take, individually or as a couple, with their prodigal child. 

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • 10 scenarios that can cause relational disconnect with your adult child

  • Steps to repairing your relationship when you’ve fallen short 

  • Resolving parental guilt - and what happens if you fail to do so

  • Forgiving the adult child that has broken your heart 

  • What role do other family members play? 

 

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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Apr 18, 2023

Today we tackle listener questions about how to practically apply boundaries in specific marriage situations. Dr. Kim gives some great starting points to help you deal with situations that you may be facing where a boundary would help, but you just don’t know what that boundary should be, or how to set it. 

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • Decision-making boundaries with in-laws 

  • Dealing with a controlling parent

  • How to address an unmet promise without nagging

  • Finding creative solutions to address marriage pain points

 

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

Learn all about how to set healthy boundaries for your marriage with our Building Better Boundaries For Your Marriage online course. 

Our new Boundaries Workbook Guide helps you decide where and how to start applying this content to your marriage.

Apr 11, 2023

Today on the podcast, we’re sharing real stories of marriage boundaries that couples used to help their marriage grow healthier. Dr. Kim and I each share some of our own experiences, and we will hear from 4 members of the Awesome Marriage team about boundaries that helped their marriage.    

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • The money mindset that set Dr. Kim and Nancy up for success together

  • A simple way to transition from your work-from-home to family time  

  • Lindsay and Christina share practical boundaries for couples in ministry 

  • Dr. Kim and Lindsay have opposite takes on one thing their spouses do



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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Apr 4, 2023

Today we’re going to get into what healthy boundaries do and do NOT look like. We will troubleshoot the confusion and frustration that boundaries can bring when they’re not working like they should, and tell you what to do about it. 

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • We unpack some reasons you might avoid setting boundaries

  • Red flags that you are doing boundaries wrong

  • How to clarify the importance of the issues you discuss

  • When you have assumed your spouse knows your boundaries

 

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

  • Learn all about how to set healthy boundaries for your marriage with our Building Better Boundaries For Your Marriage online course. Dr. Kim covers why and how and gives practical tips and examples to help you put them in place. 

  • Our new Boundaries Guide helps you decide where and how to start applying this content to your marriage. 

  • For more information on boundaries, Henry Cloud and John Townsend’s book, Boundaries is an immensely helpful time-tested staple.   

 

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