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?
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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?
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.
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.
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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.
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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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.
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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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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