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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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Aug 12, 2019

This week on the podcast we are doing a MAN WEEK and having a “mancast” episode every day this week. In each episode Dr. Kim will be chatting with a different godly man. These shows are going to be a really awesome. So men - listen up! And ladies - don’t tune out because you need to hear these too.

For our very first mancast, Dr. Kim is honored to have Jim Burns with him. Jim is an author and speaker and he runs the HomeWord podcast. Dr. Kim & Jim talk about pursuit in marriage and what it looks like for godly men to pursue our wives. 

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 through the month of August only. 

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Aug 8, 2019

Is it good to be assertive in marriage? Is it bad? How far is too far? 

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk all about assertiveness and it’s place in marriage.

 

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 through the month of August only. 

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Aug 6, 2019

We are seeing more and more couples open to counseling which is amazing! But what many couples who haven’t taken the plunge yet - what they want to know is: what will counseling look like? 

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina give you the counseling deets! 

 

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 through the month of August only. 

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Aug 1, 2019

If you or your spouse has a crummy job or a job that leaves you not feeling like your best self, today’s episode is for you! 

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about the stressors bad jobs cause on marriages and how to navigate this with your marriage intact if this is your story. 

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 through the month of August only. 

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Jul 30, 2019

Do you feel like your spouse is married to their work and not to you? You aren’t alone!

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about what to do when work steals your marriage!

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!

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Jul 25, 2019

Sometimes we get so caught up in the tasks and responsibilities of parenting that we neglect our marriage and our spouse. But what many of us don’t realize is, we can invest in our marriage through parenting, by loving our spouse as they parent. We can look at this like an opportunity instead of viewing parenting as something that takes away from our marriage.

Children are blessings and God didn’t design them to distract you from your marriage, the family unit is God’s good design and we can all grow in love as we do family life together. One key to that is loving and appreciating the role our spouse plays a mother or father.

In today’s episode Dr. Kim & Christina discuss how to love your spouse in their parenting role. Tune in to learn more!

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!

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Jul 23, 2019

Parenting is hard work and can cause extra stress on your marriage. Many of couple’s conflicts surround or involve the children in one way or another.

Parenting on the same team helps eliminate some of that stress and is just overall a better and more effective way of parenting.

But what does it look like to parent on the same team? How can we practically do this well? That’s what Dr. Kim & Christina discuss in today’s episode.

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Jul 18, 2019

Today’s episode is a continuation of our last episode. Dr. Kim and Christina share practical tips on how to protect your marriage from an affair.

Tune in to hear the final 3 ways to affair proof your marriage!

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!

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Jul 16, 2019

 

This week on the podcast we are going to be talking about ways to affair proof your marriage. It’s scary how quickly you can fall into an affair. If you are doing anything to protect your marriage from an affair, you’re leaving yourself way to open to destruction. It’s important to be on guard in this area - our marriage is worth it!

Tune in to hear how to affair proof your marriage!

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!

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Jul 11, 2019

Today on the podcast special guests Suzanne Gosselin & Gretta Kennedy join Dr. Kim.

Suzanne & Gretta are the authors of Grit & Grace: Devotions for Warrior Moms.

In this episode they about their devotional and share some encouragement for all the Moms out there. We are excited to have these women share today because we know so many of you listeners are Moms, or want to be a Mom one day, or are married to Mom. So fellas - don’t tune out! Trust us. Be a student of your wife if she’s a Mom by tuning into this podcast today and learning more about what she may be struggling with.

Tune in to hear more about the grit and grace of motherhood!

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!

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Jul 9, 2019

Today on the podcast Christian Zamora joins Dr. Kim.

 

Christian is helping men find support and encouragement through weekly YouVersion Plans. Here at Awesome Marriage we are a big fan of YouVersion and a big fan of anyone who is trying to encourage men to be Godly leaders. We have been following Christian over on Instagram at liveheroic and you should too! We love what he is doing.

 

In this episode Christian and Dr. Kim talk about what it means to be a godly husband and what it looks like to practically lead our families well.  

Tune in to hear real, practical advice on how to lead well in your home!

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!

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Jul 4, 2019

Conflict is the hard and messy part of marriage.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about how to work it out. How to resolve conflict the healthy way.

Tune in to learn more!

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!

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Jul 2, 2019

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about how to prevent conflict in marriage before it even starts. Conflict is inevitable so we aren’t saying you can have a conflict free marriage, but there are ways to have less conflict in marriage.

Tune in to learn more!

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!

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Jun 29, 2019

Here at Awesome Marriage, our hope is that every first marriage would work out and thrive and we believe this is God’s design. But we know divorce happens and we have seen couples who commit to Christ have God-honoring, thriving second marriages. The ministry of Awesome Marriage is for all couples who want to have an awesome marriage by submitting themselves to God and this certainly includes couples who are in a second marriage.

We are here for the marriage you are in now to help you make it thrive and honor God.

Many times, second marriages can be complicated and come with baggage. But there are practical things you can do to help your second marriage thrive. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk specifically about: letting go of the past and creating your new life together.

Tune in to learn more!

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 22, 2019

This is 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: My husband isn’t open to counseling, but I think we need it. What do I do?

Tune in to find out!

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 15, 2019

In this episode on the podcast we welcome special guest Karla Akin. Karla is an author and speaker. Karla is the mother of five, including twin sons with autism. She has a bachelor’s in special education from Western Governors University and a doctorate in Christian education from Kingsway Theological Seminary. She has nearly four decades of teaching experience in homeschooling, private school and public education.

Karla joins Dr. Kim to talk about her most recent book A Pair of Miracles: A Story of Autism, Faith, and Determined Parenting and her story of triumphs and mistakes as she walked alongside her autistic sons. This book is a powerful tool for any parent of a child with autism.  

Tune in to learn more about autism and determined parenting!

RESOURCES

  • You can find more from Karla on her website here.  
  • Purchase Karla’s book here.
  • Follow Karla on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • 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 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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