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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 45 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 8 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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Jun 13, 2019

We can’t neglect the spiritual side of sex in marriage.

 

“Oneness” is a foreign concept to many and one that’s difficult to explain. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina share about what they have learned about oneness and give a picture of God’s good purpose for it in marriage.

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Jun 11, 2019

Men and women are different, by design.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk all about how men and women are different sexually and how we can embrace those differences to have great sex in marriage.

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Jun 8, 2019

Do you have a friend that is going through a divorce? Unfortunately, when looking at the statistics - we all do! We want to provide some gospel-centered wisdom for how to deal with divorce. Divorce is hard. And as a Christian, it’s hard to know how to approach divorce when our friends go through it. In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina share practical advice and real stories about how to support a friend going through divorce.

Tune in to learn more about how to support a friend going through divorce.

RESOURCES

  • Sign up for the One Thing Email Here or the One Thing Text Service Here!
  • This month our marriage resource is our House Prayer Cards we released last year. Use mundane moments for Godly purpose in your marriage with these House Prayer Cards. Learn more here!
Jun 6, 2019

We’ve all heard the awful mother in law stories and we’ve all hoped that wouldn’t be our story with our mother-in-law. But the reality is, most women struggle in one way or another with their mother-in-law and many men do as well.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk all about all things mother-in-law and how, as much as it depends on us, we can promote a healthy relationship with our mother-in-laws.

RESOURCES

  • Sign up for the One Thing Email Here or the One Thing Text Service Here!
  • Dr. Kim’s new book, 14 Keys to Lasting Love, came out earlier this year. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet - what are you waiting for? Order here now.
  • Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!
  • This month our marriage resource is our House Prayer Cards we released last year. Use mundane moments for Godly purpose in your marriage with these House Prayer Cards. Learn more here!
Jun 4, 2019

The in-law relationship is often a strained one. What is required of us, according to God, of us as daughter-in-laws and son-in-laws?

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk all about what do we owe our in laws and how this relationship, as much as it depends on us, can be healthy.

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  • This month our marriage resource is our House Prayer Cards we released last year. Use mundane moments for Godly purpose in your marriage with these House Prayer Cards. Learn more here!

 

Jun 1, 2019

We want to provide some gospel-centered wisdom for how to deal with it if it comes your way and you can’t avoid it. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk specifically about: helping your kids through your divorce. They share practical advice and real stories about divorce to help parents help their kids cope with their divorce.

Tune in to learn more about helping your kids through your divorce.

RESOURCES

  • Sign up for the One Thing Email Here or the One Thing Text Service Here!
  • This month our marriage resource is our House Prayer Cards we released last year. Use mundane moments for Godly purpose in your marriage with these House Prayer Cards. Learn more here!

 

May 28, 2019

When you hear separation you think divorce. But it doesn’t have to be this way! You can fight for your marriage during separation. Today on the podcast author Linda Rooks joins Dr. Kim.

Linda has walked the road of separation and came out on the other side not only married but thriving. Her and husband have been married for over 40 years and together they lead a crisis marriage class in Central Florida.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Linda talk all about her story and give practical tips to those who are walking through the heartache of separation. They share what it looks like to do separation right and to fight for your marriage regardless of the situation.

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May 25, 2019

Sometimes family trips can be more stressful than fun and that’s always a huge bummer when that happens. But what can we do to decrease the stress and increase the fun? In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina discuss practical ways to have a great family trip filled with quality time and memories that will last a lifetime.

Tune in to learn more about how to have a great family trip!  

 

May 23, 2019

Speaking the truth in love to our friends can be so difficult. I’m sure most of us cringe just thinking about it. But as Christ-followers we really are called to deep community and speaking the truth in love. We have to push past the surface and get to the raw stuff which also means we get to the messy sin stuff too.

We have to be willing to help each other out where we can, which means addressing hard stuff when we see it.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk all about that, about the tough part of friendship with other couples: addressing marriage red flags in your friends.

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May 21, 2019

When your marriage is hurting, your whole life is hurting. It affects every area of your life.

It can be hard to know how to support and help a friend through a marriage crisis. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina some tips on how to be a good friend to your friend who needs it most, your friend in marriage crisis.

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May 18, 2019

Is your marriage at risk to an emotional affair online? Because technology and the internet are so infused in our daily lives, we have to put smart boundaries in place to guard our marriages from the temptations it poses. One of the biggest temptations being: starting up an emotional affair. In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina discuss protecting your marriage from emotional affairs online.

Tune in to learn more about how to protect your marriage from this!  

May 16, 2019

Just like the beginning of your day, and the first time seeing each other after work is important because it sets the stage. Your interactions before bed are also very important.

We’ve all done it - gone to bed angry. And it’s not a lot of fun! But is it necessary sometimes?

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina share some goodnight tips and also answer the question: is it okay to go to bed angry?

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May 14, 2019

So many couples struggle with that first 30 minutes or hour after coming home from work. Miscommunication happens, expectations aren’t met, one or both are stressed and wanting different things.

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina have a few tips to help the transition from work life to home life each day go smoother for everyone involved.

 

RESOURCES

  • Check out the Awesome Marriage App today by searching “Awesome Marriage” in your app store!
  • If you aren’t signed up for our One Thing email do so today!
  • Dr. Kim’s new book, 14 Keys to Lasting Love, came out a few months ago and the response we’ve received from it has been incredible. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet- what are you waiting for? Order here now.
May 11, 2019

Having a family member that speaks poorly of your spouse can be very dangerous and put a strain on your marriage. It can be difficult to know how to deal with this family issue. In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina discuss this issue and how to deal with it.

Tune in to learn more!  

May 9, 2019

Many couples find themselves in major debt or hit a road block due to job loss or other financial burden that puts them in crisis mode. Many marriages struggle to survive a financial crisis.

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about what to do if you find yourself there and ways to keep your marriage strong so that you grow through it and battle it together.

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May 7, 2019

Do you give as a couple? Have you ever argued in marriage about how much to give or whether or not to give to something?

As Christ Followers and church goers a lot of us have questions about giving. Giving and the concept of giving money to the church can put strain on a marriage if you aren’t on the same page.

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about giving as a couple. What it can look like. Why we should do it. And what to do if you’re not on the same page.

 

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Thank you to PrepDish for sponsoring this podcast episode! Prep Dish is a healthy meal planning service. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email every week with a done-for-you grocery list and instructions for prepping your meals ahead of time. You’ll do your chopping and mixing ahead, and then come dinner time you just put it all together - without the guesswork. You’ll save time and have delicious meals. PrepDish is offering our listeners (THAT’S YOU!) a FREE 2-week trial to try it out. Two weeks of meal planning done for you for FREE. Check out https://prepdish.com/awesomemarriage for this amazing deal!

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  • You can donate to Awesome Marriage here.
  • You can also plan to give $10 a month and become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!
  • Check out the Awesome Marriage App today! Search “Awesome Marriage” in your App store.
  • Dr. Kim’s new book, 14 Keys to Lasting Love, came out a few months ago and the response we’ve received from it has been incredible. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet- what are you waiting for? Order here now.

 

May 4, 2019

What exactly does it mean to leave and cleave in a marriage? Why does God call us to do this? In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina discuss what it means to leave and cleave and the importance of it in order to have a healthy, thriving marriage that God intended.

Tune in to learn more about how to leave and cleave!  

May 2, 2019

In this episode Rick & Tiffany Bulman join Dr. Kim to share their story and talk about their new book Mended.

Mended is a test-turned-testimony of what it is to be broken beyond repair by the ultimate betrayal and rebuilt again by God’s mighty, merciful hand. In this book you are not left with just a sad tale of a pastor’s family crisis that ended well, but with practical ways any couple could grow together and remain emotionally connected.

We know so many couples have had to walk through an affair, whether emotional or physical, and those who haven’t need tools to protect their marriage from it, so we pray Rick & Tiffany’s story helps bring healing for you.  

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Apr 30, 2019

Is depression affecting your marriage?

In this episode Craig Cato joins Dr. Kim to talk about hope when your spouse is depressed.

Craig is a counselor and as well as author of Solo on a Tandem Bicycle - Hope When Your Spouse Is Depressed. This book is a survival guide for when depression enters a marriage and family, and it’s coming from someone who has walked down that road.

Tune in to learn more about what to do when depression invades your marriage.

RESOURCES

  • You can order Craig’s book here.
  • Dr. Kim’s new book, 14 Keys to Lasting Love, came out a few months ago and the response we’ve received from it has been incredible. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet- what are you waiting for? Order here now.

SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!

 

Apr 27, 2019

We’ve all dealt with comparison online and the angst that it can bring. But is social media and other online comparison affecting your marriage? Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss protecting your marriage from the woes of comparison online.

Tune in to learn more about how to protect your marriage from this and the trouble it can bring!  

 

Apr 25, 2019

So many couples want to know: can we use sex toys? Is it sinful? Is it harmful?

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk all things sex toys. Tune in to hear more!

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SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!
Apr 23, 2019

So many of us don’t feel totally comfortable with sex and intimacy and all that it entails to get there like taking our clothes off and being vulnerable during foreplay, sex, and an orgasm.

But getting totally comfortable in the bedroom with your spouse is a great goal to have! It is a gift that keeps on giving!

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk all about how to have great sex in marriage by making your spouse feel comfortable in the bedroom.

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SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!
Apr 20, 2019

In this episode, we are re-airing an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: How can we keep the romance alive during the season of having little kids in the house? We are featuring it again to provide practical help for couples in this season of life.  

Tune in to learn more!

 

Apr 18, 2019

Man colds, are they real? How can you handle a man cold in your home? How should caring for your sick spouse look?

So many couples argue when they are sick and have unmet expectations when it comes to how their spouse should care for them.

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about what it looks like when our spouse is sick and what we can do to handle minor sickness well in our homes.

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SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!

 

Apr 16, 2019

Are you helping carrying your spouse’s load? Are you sure you know the load your spouse is carrying?

In marriage you want to be there for each other and help each other, that’s what life partners are for. But for many of us, we don’t know exactly how to do that. We aren’t helping carry our spouse’s load largely because we don’t know how.

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about ways you can better be there for your spouse and help carry the load they are carrying.

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SPONSORS

  • Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order! We are loving our Groove Rings and we know you will too!
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