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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: September, 2023
Sep 26, 2023

We are delighted to have Toni Collier on the podcast today. Toni has spoken and written plenty about the way that embracing brokenness, though counterintuitive, is the key to experiencing a full life in Christ. She talked to Dr. Kim about how –and why– to effectively embrace your brokenness personally, what that means, and what it can do for your marriage and family. Don’t miss this grace-filled episode!

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

Episode highlights include: 

  • The faith “secret” that transformed Toni’s perspective on brokenness

  • The deeply personal origin of Toni’s new book, and why a children’s book is so important  

  • The biggest mistake she made early in marriage, and how she recovered 

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

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

 

Sep 19, 2023

Ministry couples face both unique joys and unique challenges. If you’ve been around Awesome Marriage for a while, you’ve probably heard Dr. Kim say to put God first and your spouse second. But when your job is ministry, it can be really hard to balance your vocational ministry with your primary ministry - your marriage. Today we’re talking about how to keep your marriage thriving when you are in ministry.

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

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • The surprising data on how ministry affects marriage and family 

  • Our personal experiences of what makes ministry hard on marriage

  • What to do if you work in a ministry culture that does not prioritize marriage or family

  • 4 specific ways to protect and build your marriage 

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

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Don't let your ministry take out your marriage! The Sustaining Your Marriage In Ministry online course was designed to help you through the challenges you face. Learn more HERE.

  • Our friends at Emotionally Healthy Discipleship offer resources that equip leaders to lead from their inner life with Christ.  

  • Anything you want to hear about that we missed today? Shoot me an email and let us know! 



Sep 15, 2023

You may know Jeff Allen from one of his many comedy specials on DryBar Comedy, Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, network TV and more. If you do, you know he can make you laugh about even the hard parts of life and marriage.

 

In today’s episode we get to go behind the scenes of some of the hardest seasons Jeff and his wife, Tami, experienced in their marriage, and how God brought hope, healing and redemption. Don’t miss this encouraging episode! 

 

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

 

Episode highlights include: 

  • The *surprisingly* effective way Jeff’s comedian friend helped him find Jesus 

  • What changed in Jeff and Tami’s  marriage when Jesus entered the picture 

  • Jeff’s journey to sobriety and learning new coping mechanisms 

 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • Jeff’s comedy is a part of this year’s Online Marriage Retreat! Registration is open NOW so click over to learn more! 

  • If it’s been a while since you felt sexy or were excited about your sex life, our 25-Day Think Sex Challenge will help you get back in the mood! Learn more HERE!

 

Sep 12, 2023

Your mindset has a powerful impact on everything in your life - including your marriage. Is yours helping or hurting your marriage? Today Dr. Kim shares some sneaky ways your thoughts might be harming your marriage, without you even realizing it, as well as practical advice for how to overcome them. 

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

Episode highlights include: 

  • How to identify and correct unhealthy thought patterns 

  • Why even our fleeting thoughts matter

  • One thing that prevents many of us from being honest with God and with ourselves, and how to overcome it  

 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • Work on healing your mindset with the “Cut the Criticism and Cultivate Companionship” Bible Reading plan on YouVersion  

  • If you’re a One Thing Subscriber, you know all about Dr. Kim’s Daily Declarations already! If not, sign up HERE and receive a practical daily step each Monday-Friday to help you be intentional about building your marriage.

  • If it’s been a while since you felt sexy or were excited about your sex life, our 25-Day Think Sex Challenge will help you get back in the mood! Learn more HERE!
  • When you sign up for Dr. Kim’s weekly Dispatch email, you receive a copy of his Daily Declarations FREE as a sign up bonus! 

 

Sep 5, 2023

One reason marriage can be difficult is because it faces real spiritual opposition. 1 Peter 5:8 says the enemy is like “a roaring lion looking for someone to devour,” who would love to destroy us and our marriages. But Christian couples can be confident that God is on our side, He is for us and He has the victory. 

So how can we be on guard and ready to fight for our marriage, spiritually? Tune in today to learn how.  We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 

Episode highlights include: 

  • Reasons why marriage is a target of spiritual attacks 

  • Ways spiritual attacks can show up in marriage

  • Steps to fight back and fight for your marriage in those times 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • Dr. Kim shared his heart behind our Marriage Changers membership in today’s episode. Get more info on the membership HERE.  

  • We are happy to have 50+ AM YouVersion plans. Here are the two we mentioned in this episode: 

  • If you haven’t already, check out our perennial fave House Prayer Cards. They’re Like Dr. Kim’s scripture on the walls thing, but without needing to repaint! 

  • Our 2-Week Couples Scripture Challenge helps you fight for your marriage by building the habit of getting into God’s Word together. 



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