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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 51 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 10 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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Apr 13, 2021

Today we are talking about 3 Ways To Do Intimacy HER Way. We don’t always view this the same way as men and women! Husbands, we want to help you out with some practical ways to build intimacy in your marriage the way your wife needs and wants it. 

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

Apr 6, 2021

One of the main things that produces conflict is a lack of sensitivity or kindness. Dr. Kim shares how he has seen a lack of kindness among couples in the counseling room. No matter where your marriage is today ALL of our marriages would be better if we were a little nicer to each other. Join us today as we talk simple ways to just be nice to your spouse. 

 

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



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

 

RESOURCES

 

  • Our 7 Most Popular Resource Bundle is available for two weeks only! This bundle contains our Husband Encouragement & Wife Appreciation Challenges - two great places to start becoming a nicer spouse!
  • Subscribe to Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email and be reminded to do one thing each day to grow your marriage. 
  • Learn how to make some loving deposits in your spouse’s love tank with our Love Cans resource. 
  • Download a free PDF of Dr. Kim’s Daily Declarations to help you stay grounded in God’s truth each day!  
  • Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!




Mar 30, 2021

Today Dr. Kim interviews special guest Stacy Henagan. Stacy’s book, Breathe Again, walks through her process of trusting in God’s goodness after He didn’t answer her prayers for healing of her terminally-ill daughter. How can we trust God in this midst of grief? How can we see past the pain? Dr. Kim and Stacy unpack those questions and more on today’s episode. We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 

 

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

 

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Mar 23, 2021

How can couples reduce stress during a move? So many couples are dealing with a move for one reason or another. Moving comes with a lot of stress, so today we’re going to be talking about best marriage practices for moving. If you’re not moving right now, bookmark this one to come back to later. And check out the application questions available to our podcast subscribers as they can apply in any season! 

 

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



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

 

 

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Mar 16, 2021

This week on the podcast we’re focusing on markers of a solved conflict: how to tell when your marriage issue is solved. A lot of times we may give up on the problem solving too soon and stop short of real resolution, but unless we resolve the issue, it will keep coming up over and over again. So how do we break that cycle? Tune in today to find out. 

 

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



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

 

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Mar 9, 2021

Marriage issues live in our minds, hearts, bedrooms and thought lives. We may be too close to the problem to know what the real issue is. Over his years as a counselor, Dr. Kim says it’s really common that couples can feel the tension, but they can’t seem to figure out what’s really causing it. Tune in today as Dr. Kim and Christina help you learn to find the causes underneath the symptomatic problems, so that you can truly heal and grow. 

 

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



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Feb 23, 2021

What does it mean to live authentically? Today Dr. Kim interviews NFL linebacker, speaker, podcaster, and humanitarian Sam Acho to help answer that question! Sam has a new book out, called Let The World See You.  This book is a blueprint for learning how to be yourself and living a life of genuine authenticity. Listen today to learn more! 

 

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



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

 

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Feb 16, 2021

“Me time” can be a major pain point in marriages, especially those with young children. Have you wondered why “me time” is such an issue? Is it okay to ask your spouse for it? And what is a healthy amount of “me time”? Today we want to talk about “me time” and give you some practical tips to navigate this in a way that builds up your marriage. Listen as Dr. Kim and Christina answer these questions and more, and give you helpful steps to handle the “me time” issue. 

 

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




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



RESOURCES

  • If this episode helped you realize that you & your spouse would benefit from talking about how you spend your time, use our Weekly Marriage Check Up Guide to make the conversation more productive! 
  • Your spouse’s love tank can’t stay full unless you make sure to fill it up! Find out what helps give them that lovin’ feeling with our “Love Cans” resource
  • Are you getting Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day email or text? If not, this is a great starting point to help you make a positive impact on your marriage each day. Sign up here
  • Intimacy requires hard work and a guide. Dr. Kim Kimberling is that guide and his book, 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage, will show you how communication and intimacy in marriage can be yours. 
  • Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!
Feb 9, 2021

 

Last year changed a lot of our spiritual disciplines when it came to going to church and our daily habits. But it’s important that we find a way to have healthy spiritual disciplines no matter our scenario. So, what is a spiritual discipline? What happens to our marriage when we neglect our spiritual disciplines? Today Dr. Kim and Christina will answer these and other helpful questions with grace and wisdom. 

 

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



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

 

RESOURCES

  • Your spouse’s love tank can’t stay full unless you make sure to fill it up! Find out what helps give them that lovin’ feeling with our “Love Cans” resource
  • YouVersion Bible Reading plans are a great use of screen time! Have you read any of our Awesome Marriage plans



Feb 2, 2021

Last year was a strange one, and it shook a lot of us out of our usual rhythms and habits. Many of you have told us you spent a lot more time online last year, and are still figuring out how to take back control of your tech habits. How do we know if our habits with technology are UNhealthy? Today Dr. Kim and Christina identify some red flags around tech overuse and talk about ways to break those unhealthy habits and create healthy ones. 

 

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




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

 

 

RESOURCES

  • Your spouse’s love tank can’t stay full unless you make sure to fill it up! Find out what helps give them that lovin’ feeling with our “Love Cans” resource
  • YouVersion Bible Reading plans are a great use of screen time! Have you read any of our Awesome Marriage plans

 

Jan 26, 2021

Today Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the connection we have with our spouse. What does a deeper connection look like? Is it possible to have that in the midst of a busy life? Is it too late to move past superficial connection if that’s what we’re used to? Join us as they discuss practical ways to assess and improve the connection in your marriage. 

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



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

  • Do you dream of a more delightful dinner table? Whether you have a family of 2 or 20, use our “52 Questions for Your Family Table” printable to help cultivate quality time together! 
  • Keep an eye out for our “Love Cans” resource, which comes out in February. This resource is designed to help you love and understand your spouse better.
  • Browse the “Resource” tab at awesomemarriage.com for a variety of tools we’ve created to help you and your spouse connect, including Date Designs, which make it super easy to plan a meaningful date night with your spouse!
  • Have a question for us, or a marriage story to share? Email us at info@awesomemarriage.com, or send us a direct message on Instagram or Facebook. We respond to every one of our messages and we love hearing from you! 
  • Our Online Marriage Retreat is a wonderful way to make time to grow together with your spouse, on your own time frame. Use the code AWESOMEMARRIAGE when you sign up for 10% off! 
  • Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!
  • Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here

 

Dec 8, 2020

Today Dr. Kim and Christina summarize their thoughts on marriage in 2020 and what we have learned. It has certainly been a weird year for all of us and extremely challenging for many of us. 

 

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

 

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

 

Resources: 

 

  • Whether this year was rocky or rose-tinted, use our Annual Marriage Check Up Guide to reflect on the year and prepare well for the next. It’s yours with a donation of any amount to the ministry of Awesome Marriage! 
  • The Online Marriage Retreat is still available. Be intentional to grow your marriage by taking time to retreat and learn together. As a bonus for our listeners, we are offering 10% off with the code AWESOMEMARRIAGE10!
  • Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

 

Nov 24, 2020

Today Dr. Kim and Christina share some of their biggest marriage mistakes. By sharing their own failures and what they learned from them, they hope to encourage you that you are never alone in your marriage mistakes, and that you might avoid making the same mistakes they did!

 

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Nov 23, 2020

Today Dr. Kim interviews “Big” Rich and DeAnna Millentree. Rich and Deanna have a passion and a beating heart for marriage, and believe that to have the kind of marriage you want, you must grow. Growing In Marriage started and grew out of their love married couples and a desire to see marriages grow and thrive. 

 

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




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

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

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*Some links are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Every dollar made goes directly to the ministry of Awesome Marriage to help couples build awesome marriages. We only promote products we truly recommend.

 

Nov 17, 2020

Ladies, what does your husband want from you? And why? This week we hear from the guys! What did they say was most important to them when we asked? Today Dr. Kim and Christina talk all about what a husband wants from his wife. 

 

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




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

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

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*Some links are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Every dollar made goes directly to the ministry of Awesome Marriage to help couples build awesome marriages. We only promote products we truly recommend.

Nov 10, 2020

Men, do you know what your wife wants from you? Any idea why? We polled our listeners, and the ladies have spoken! Today Dr. Kim and Christina talk all about 3 things your wife wants from you. They each give a “top 3” list, then share what our listeners had to say when we asked wives the most important things they want from their husband. 

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

 

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Nov 3, 2020

Is it okay to not be attracted to your spouse? Why would someone stop being attracted to their spouse? Today Dr. Kim and Christina talk all about what to do when you’re not attracted to your spouse. We have received these questions quite a bit and want to take some time to address them. Dr. Kim and Christina tackle these questions and give you practical advice for what to do if you are facing a lack of attraction in your marriage.

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

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

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

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*Some links are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Every dollar made goes directly to the ministry of Awesome Marriage to help couples build awesome marriages. We only promote products we truly recommend.

 

Oct 29, 2020

Today Dr. Kim interviews Dr. Crawford Loritts. Dr. Loritts is a pastor, author of Your Marriage Today ... and Tomorrow, and host of the radio show Living a Legacy. Dr. Loritts has been married for nearly 50 years. In this episode, he shares so much great wisdom about making your marriage do more than just last, but truly making it matter. 

 

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 



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Oct 27, 2020

Today we are talking all about loving our spouse even when we don’t FEEL it. Is it okay if we don’t “feel the love” for our spouse? Does it even matter, as long as we are still committed to each other? Today Dr. Kim and Christina will address “that lovin’ feeling” in marriage. They talk about whether they have ever lost those feelings in their own marriages, what to do if that happens to you, and practical ways to help bring the love back into your marriage today. 

 

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

 

 

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Oct 20, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about dealing with exes. What should you do when you have to see your ex-spouse? Today they give some best practices and tips! 

 

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

 

 

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

 

RESOURCES

  • Check out Ron Deal’s Blended Family Resources here.
  • Awesome marriages don’t happen by accident. The #OnlineMarriageRetreat is for all married couples, from newlyweds to those beyond 50 years together! Click here to register today! And as a bonus for our listeners, we are offering 10% off with the code AWESOMEMARRIAGE10!
  • Have an awesomely artistic date night in with our Color Me Wild Date Design!
  • The Ultimate Intimacy App was created by Christian Couples designed to help married couples take their relationship and intimacy to a whole new level. You can grab the free version but we recommend you upgrade to the subscription for more positions, tips, and games for only $15.99.
  • Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!
  • Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here

 

Oct 13, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about building trust. Trust isn’t something that just happens over time - you have to proactively and intentionally build it. 

 

Whether you have broken trust in your marriage and need to work to repair it or you just want to maintain trust you have, we think this conversation will help you learn how to sow seeds of trust in your marriage! 

 

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

 

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

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

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Oct 6, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about how to find your safe space friends where you can really share what’s going on in your marriage - the good, the bad, and the ugly. They discuss how to cultivate those kinds of friendships and why they are so important. 

 

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



 

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

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

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Sep 29, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about opposite sex friendships. What they should look like. What they should NOT look like. As well as how to deal if you feel like your spouse isn’t maintaining healthy boundaries in this area. 

We all have opposite sex friends. That’s not a bad thing! But when is it okay to confide in those friendships? When is it NOT okay? What can we say? What can we NOT say? 

They discuss all that and more in today’s episode. 

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

 

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

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

RESOURCES

Sep 22, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about alcohol and marriage. We’ve received several specific questions about alcohol related things and wanted to take some time to answer your questions. 

 

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

 

Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode and get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox! 

 

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

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

RESOURCES

  • We all need more love and more encouragement. Don’t neglect to tell your spouse all the ways you love them! Spice up your marriage with this month’s new resource the 31 Reasons Why I Love You Printable, with 8 Bonus Sexy Coupons this is a fun and easy way to show your spouse how much you care! This resource is an 8-page PDF, with 31 “I love you because” printables to write your special note to your spouse. It also includes, 8 Sexy Coupons to keep the fire burning in your marriage.  
  • Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!
  • Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here
Sep 15, 2020

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about 4 Rules For Expectations. Unmet and unclear expectations can do major damage in your marriage.

 

Expectations and misunderstanding them is a main source of most conflict in most marriages. We are excited to share some tips from our friends at Emotionally Healthy Leader that we think will help you better understand healthy expectations and implement in your marriage. 

 

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

 

 

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

 

SPONSORS

 

  • Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order. 

 

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