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Tune in to the Awesome Marriage Podcast for conversations with Dr. Kim Kimberling about how to have a better marriage. Dr. Kim is the author of 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage and has been a professional counselor for more than 30 years. Dr. Kim is joined by co-hosts Christina Dodson as well as man…

Dr. Kim Kimberling


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    Worth Repeating: The Enneagram and Your Marriage

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 54:11

    We know “opposites attract,” but once those opposites are married, they also can tend to drive each other crazy! We're on our Awesome Marriage Podcast 4-week summer break, and during these weeks off, we will re-share some of our favorite past episodes. These are episodes that you might have missed the first time, or that just deserve a re-listen! In this week's Worth Repeating, we're sharing the Enneagram and Your Marriage, with special guests Jeff and Beth McCord of Your Enneagram Coach. They explain what the enneagram is, why it's worth talking about and how it can help, even in conflict. They unpack how this tool can facilitate growth, compassion and understanding, point us to the Gospel, and move couples from frustration to thriving together.    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!    RESOURCES Dr. Kim has an episode with Beth about how to thrive in marriage with each of the 9 types! You can find all 9 episodes here!  Find everything you need at becomingus.com including the course for YOUR marriage's Enneagram combination! Beth & Jeff have a “Becoming Us” course for each type combination!  Buy “Becoming Us” today!  Registration is now open for FaithFULL Online Men's Retreat! Don't miss this chance to learn from like minded men who are seeking to build a life of integrity. Discounted early bird pricing is available through May 31, PLUS we have an additional 10% off for you when you use the code DRKIM10 at checkout!  Honoring Intimates is a safe place 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.  You can get some one-on-one coaching with Your Enneagram Coach here.  Not sure what your Enneagram Type is? You can take the free assessment here! Also be sure to take the FREE MARRIAGE ASSESSMENT here.  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 here!

    When is Enough Enough? With Dr. David E Clarke | Ep. 513

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 36:17

    Today Dr. David E Clarke joins Dr. Kim to tackle one of the toughest marriage topics: abuse. Dr. David E. Clarke is a Christian psychologist, speaker, and author who guides people toward healthy lives, marriages, and families through his Bible-based teaching and therapy. In today's episode he explains the difference between abuse and bad behavior, and shares the effective, biblical approach he advocates for any spouse who is dealing with this situation.    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!  RESOURCES Abusive behavior is never ok. If you're being abused, please get out and get help. If you suspect any emotional or physical abuse is going on in your marriage, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at https://www.thehotline.org or 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) Dr. Clarke's Book, Enough is Enough, gives more details on how to make the plan work.  More info and resources are available on Dr. Clarke's Website If your marriage is safe, but is really struggling right now, our Marriage 911 Course was made for couples just like you

    5 Money Tips To Try | Ep. 512

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 39:40

    Money tends to be a dreaded issue, but we had a lot of fun talking about it. In this episode we share some helpful keys to handling your finances well. This week we're talking about Dr. Kim's top 5 money tips.   We also cover how Dr. Kim handles impulse spending, what to do if you don't want to tithe to your church, and the first step toward seeing money with less stress.    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!    Read the full episode transcript here. *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!    RESOURCES For help getting on track financially, check out the Free Centsai Financial Online Class from our friends Dan and Kay Ockey. Dr. Kim recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! You will get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim's weekly Marriage Multiplier email! When you sign up for Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email you will get an email from every weekday with one practical thing to do for your marriage that day! Bonus: We will send you our “Creative Questions To Ask Your Spouse” for free when you subscribe. Do you know about the Marriage Changers membership? As a Marriage Changer you get each of our new monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like t-shirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!

    Oneness Vs. Codependency - What's the Difference? With Special Guest Debra Fileta | Ep. 511

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 50:09

    Today one of our favorite guests returns to share some wisdom on having a healthy marriage. Debra Fileta is a wise and biblical marriage counselor. Today she joins Dr. Kim to talk about how couples can stop hitting the same “tender spots” over and over and break cycles of repetitive tension. Tune in as Debra gives steps that allow either spouse to help the marriage improve.    We pray this episode is helpful for 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!    RESOURCES Debra's book, Are You Really OK? walks you through tending to the areas of health we talked about in today's episode.  Our 31 Reasons Why I Love You love notes resource helps you share the loving thoughts you have about your spouse in a fun and easy way.  We can too easily let our married sex grow mundane or stale. That's why we created the Spice it Up Sex Challenge. This resource gives you 18 fun and spicy challenges to work toward together to help bring back the fun and passion! Dr. Kim's book, 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage gives you 7 of his time-tested insights to make your marriage all you want it to be. 

    5 Money Mistakes Couples Make | Ep. 510

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 36:27

    Studies say that most couples fight over money. Is that true for you? If so, avoiding these 5 money mistakes will help you to get on the same page, reduce financial stress and tension, and make the most of your money. Are you making any of the five mistakes? If so, there is hope! Listen today to learn five money mistakes couples make and how to get past them.    We pray this episode is helpful for 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!  RESOURCES For more help getting on track financially, check out the Free Centsai Financial Online Class  Our recent podcast episode “What is team language” can help you communicate well to correct any money mistakes you've made!   For low budget and free date night ideas, browse our Date Designs  Make sure you're following us on Instagram so you never miss the fun tips, reels, date ideas and other things we post!  Dr. Kim's book, 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage takes you deeper on some of the best ways to make your marriage better  Dr. Kim recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! You will get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim's weekly Marriage Multiplier email! When you sign up for Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email you will get an email from every weekday with one practical thing to do for your marriage that day! Bonus: We will send you our “Creative Questions To Ask Your Spouse” for free when you subscribe. Do you know about the Marriage Changers membership? As a Marriage Changer you get each of our new monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like t-shirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!  

    5 Tips for Healthy Parenting Perspective | Ep. 509

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 31:33

    Do you need a mentor to help you have healthy perspective as a parent? Well today you've got one!    Through Dr. Kim's 40 years as a Christian counselor, he's helped so many families work through these things, plus he and Nancy have valuable wisdom from their experience as parents and grandparents.    In this episode, Dr. Kim and I gives tips for healthy parenting perspective and I share some helpful things I've learned through 17 years of parenting.   We pray this episode is helpful for 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!  RESOURCES   It's finally here! Your chance to get 7 awesome resources for one donation! Don't miss it because this bundle deal is only available for two weeks out of the year! Our 100 Questions To Get You On the Same Page workbook is designed to help spouses work through some of the tough issues of parenting in a fun and effective way.  Dr. Kim highly recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! You will get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim's weekly Marriage Multiplier email! Sign up for Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email to get an email from Dr. Kim every weekday with one practical thing you can do for your marriage that day! We'll also send you our “Creative Questions To Ask Your Spouse” for free when you subscribe. Do you know about the Marriage Changers membership? As a Marriage Changer you get each of our new monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like t-shirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!

    9 Common Parenting Pitfalls to Avoid | Ep. 508

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 30:57

    It's not easy to be a parent, but you can find more peace and joy in parenting if you avoid these nine common pitfalls. In today's episode Dr. Kim and I unpack some of the mistakes we have made or seen that keep parents from enjoying their kids.    Tune in to learn about these pitfalls so you can avoid them. We pray this episode is helpful for 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!    RESOURCES   It's finally here! Your chance to get 7 awesome resources for one donation! Don't miss it because this bundle deal is only available for two weeks out of the year! Our 100 Questions To Get You On the Same Page workbook is designed to help spouses work through some of the tough issues of parenting in a fun and effective way.  Dr. Kim highly recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! You will get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim's weekly Marriage Multiplier email! Sign up for Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email to get an email from Dr. Kim every weekday with one practical thing you can do for your marriage that day! We'll also send you our “Creative Questions To Ask Your Spouse” for free when you subscribe. Do you know about the Marriage Changers membership? As a Marriage Changer you get each of our new monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like t-shirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!

    Have Intimacy or Have Control: You Can't Have Both with Special Guest Laura Doyle | Ep. 507

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 47:37

    Are you ever too helpful in your marriage? Do you find yourself frustrated with the way your spouse responds to you? You may be trying to control your spouse by “helping” even if you don't mean to!    Today Laura Doyle from the Empowered Wife Podcast joins Dr. Kim to teach us some empowering ways to shift the culture of our marriage, even if our spouse isn't on board.  Tune in to learn some of the “cheat phrases” Laura teaches that can help you shift from controlling tendencies to deeper intimacy.      We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    PS - Please let me know if you end up with an experience like the story Laura tells about getting the kitchen clean!   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! 

    One-Sided Marriage Q & A | Ep. 506

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 51:59

    Today we wrap up our series one one-sided marriage by answering some of your questions. We know marriage isn't easy, and there are no one-size fits all answers. But some key themes have stood out through this series, and there are practical action steps you can take to help your marriage, even if your spouse never gets on board. Tune in today as we address them.     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!  RESOURCES   Even in a difficult marriage, there is no place for violence or any kind of abuse. If you are unsafe in your marriage, please contact https://www.thehotline.org/ or  800.799.SAFE Dr. David Clarke's book Enough is Enough will help you find solid, biblical next steps if you think you may be in an abusive situation.  The Self Check In Guide (I referred to this as the “Self Awareness Challenge”) is designed to help you clarify what's going on with you, which is a really helpful step in communicating well with your spouse.  “How to Ask for Help” special Wives' Edition podcast episode with Christina and Lindsay  Dr. Kim highly recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! You will get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim's weekly Marriage Multiplier email!

    How to Set Boundaries in One-Sided Marriage | Ep. 505

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 32:00

    Are boundaries in marriage selfish? Are they even a biblical concept? A lot of us have questions about what this looks like in marriage.   Thank goodness for Dr. Kim's wisdom and counseling experience to help us unpack this issue!  It's not something many of us have seen done well, or been taught to do, but setting appropriate boundaries can help you and your marriage grow healthier. Tune in to find out how and why this works.  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!    RESOURCES Do you need help resolving conflict in healthier ways? We've got you covered! Our  Conflict Resolution Cheat Sheet has 25 of Dr. Kim's time-tested tips to handle conflict well.  Dr. Kim highly recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! You will get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim's weekly Marriage Multiplier email! Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email is a quick email from Dr. Kim each weekday with one practical thing to help grow your marriage! The One Thing was created to help spouses who want to do something to help their marriage but weren't  sure where to start. You'll also get our “Creative Questions To Ask Your Spouse” resource for free when you subscribe! Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership you get each of our new monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!  

    5 Things You Can Control When Your Marriage Feels Out of Control | Ep. 504

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 39:33

    Whether single, dating, married, and no matter where your marriage is today, these 5 things will help you be at your best. Don't miss the wisdom Dr. Kim is bringing today!    Last week we talked about what a “one-sided marriage” can look like. It's not a fun situation, but there are some important and impactful things you can do if that's where you are. This week, Dr. Kim shares with us five things you can control, even when your marriage feels totally out of control.    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!

    Are You In a One-Sided Marriage? | Ep. 503

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 41:06

    We get lots of questions from people who want to know what to do if their spouse won't go to counseling, won't work on the marriage or has given up. Some marriages lean heavily toward the preferences of the more vocal or assertive spouse. If your marriage feels one-sided, you are certainly not alone! Today Dr. Kim and I share the one-sided times we have experienced in our own marriages, and equip you with practical things to do if you find yourself in this situation.    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!  Be on the lookout later this month, because we have something brand new coming to help you engage and enjoy date night!   Do you need help resolving conflict in healthier ways? We've got you covered! Our  Conflict Resolution Cheat Sheet gives you 25 of Dr. Kim's time-tested tips for handling conflict well.  Dr. Kim highly recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! Get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim's weekly Marriage Multiplier email! Sign up for Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email to get an email from Dr. Kim every weekday with one practical thing you can do for your marriage that day! We'll also send you our “Creative Questions To Ask Your Spouse” for free when you subscribe. Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!

    A Forever Marriage Mindset with Special Guests Joseph & Marissa Mysefa from ForeverMarriages | Ep. 502

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 37:49

    If you're a millennial, somewhere near that generational neighborhood, or just curious about the impacts of our culture on marriage, don't miss this one! Joseph and Marissa Mysefa from ForeverMarriages join Dr. Kim today to dig into some of the cultural pressures couples are facing, and to share ways to grow through them and pursue a healthy, lasting marriage.    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!  RESOURCES   Sign up for Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email to get an email from Dr. Kim every weekday with one practical thing you can do for your marriage that day! We'll also send you our “Creative Questions To Ask Your Spouse” for free when you subscribe. Your marriage can only be as healthy as the two of you. The Self Check In Guide is designed to help you grow in self-awareness and emotional health.    We've done the work for you and created the Tied To You Date Design to make your next date night fun, easy and memorable.  Dr. Kim highly recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! Get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim's weekly Marriage Multiplier email! If your marriage is really hard right now, please take advantage of our free resources designed specifically to help struggling marriages. 

    What is Team Language? | Ep. 501

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 38:22

    “Team language” is a great counselor term that I've heard Dr. Kim use a lot, and I wanted to learn more about what that looks like – and doesn't look like – in marriage. Join us today as we unpack practical ways to shift to a team mindset and use team language.      We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    P.S. Did the “good guy” idea Dr. Kim mentions later in the episode step on your toes like it did mine?! Let me know if that's something you want to hear more about!  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!    RESOURCES   Sign up for Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email to get an email from Dr. Kim every weekday with one practical thing you can do for your marriage that day! We'll also send you our “Creative Questions To Ask Your Spouse” for free when you subscribe. Your marriage can only be as healthy as the two of you. The Self Check In Guide is designed to help you grow in self-awareness and emotional health.  We've done the work for you and created the Tied To You Date Design to make your next date night fun, easy and memorable.  Dr. Kim highly recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! Get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim's weekly Marriage Multiplier email! If your marriage is really hard right now, please take advantage of our free resources designed specifically to help struggling marriages. 

    Behind the Scenes of the AM Podcast with Special Guests Nils & Christina | Ep. 500!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 41:13

    Today we celebrate 500 episodes of the Awesome Marriage Podcast by going behind the scenes with Dr. Kim, Nils and Christina!   We're thankful that God has used this podcast to bring hope and encouragement to marriages, and we are so grateful to you for engaging, sharing your time with us as you listen, and being intentional to grow your marriage.    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!    RESOURCES   If your marriage is really hard right now, please take advantage of our free resources designed specifically to help struggling marriages.    Our 5 Days 5 Ways Love Language Challenge and 5 Days 5 Ways Love Language YouVersion Plan are designed to help you learn how to love your spouse well    We've done the work for you and created the Tied To You Date Design to make your next date night fun, easy and memorable.    Any topics you want to hear more about on the podcast? I'm all ears! Email me at lindsay@awesomemarriage.com   Dr. Kim highly recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! Get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim's weekly Marriage Multiplier email!

    Warm Up Your Marriage | Ep. 499

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 32:41

    Is your marriage feeling cozy this winter? Or have things iced over? No matter where you are right now, it's never too soon – or too late – to warm things up and fan the flames in your marriage. Today Dr. Kim and I are looking at what it looks like when couples are cold and distant, why that matters, and simple ways you can warm things up between you and your spouse.    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! 

    Setting an Intention for Your Marriage | Ep. 498

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 35:10

    Do you have goals or ideas you'd love to see happen this year? There are a lot of ways to embrace creating a vision, like New Year's resolutions, setting an intention, or creating a vision board. The Bible also speaks to this in Proverbs. It's not enough to hope your marriage goes in the direction you want it to - be intentional with where you want to go this year. Join Dr. Kim and I as we talk about how to effectively set an intention for your marriage this year.    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!    RESOURCES Taking a tech break can be healthy and helpful, and our 7-Day Couples Tech Detox resource helps make the process painless!  Can you believe we're hitting 500 episodes next month!? Check out the details of our 500th episode Review Contest here!   Our Annual Marriage Check Up Guide is designed to help you reflect on this past year and have in depth conversations about your marriage. Will you take 15 minutes each week to check up on your marriage? Dr. Kim highly recommends a quick weekly check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! This resource is also available for FREE when you sign up for the weekly Marriage Multiplier email! Have you heard about our Marriage Changer Membership? Marriage Changers get all of our monthly resources delivered automatically, plus several other benefits, including T-shirts and exclusive videos from Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here! Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!    

    The Annual Marriage Check Up | Ep. 497

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 29:11

    I love something Christina said on a recent episode: “When your marriage is reflected in your budget, your calendar, your thoughts, and your prayers then it is a top priority.” As we get the new year started, it's a great time to take stock of your marriage. What's going well, and what's just not working? So today I'm talking to Dr. Kim about what it means to check up on your marriage annually, how he and Nancy do this, and how to get started if, like me, this is pretty new to you and your spouse!    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode. When you sign up, you will get our “5 Days 5 Ways” Love Languages resource for free! Plus you will get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox.   *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!    Will you take 15 minutes each week to check up on your marriage? Dr. Kim highly recommends a quick weekly check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do!  Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here! Can you believe we're hitting 500 episodes next month!? Check out the details of our 500th episode Review Contest here!   Dr. Kim's book 7 Secrets To An Awesome Marriage  Our Annual Marriage Check Up Guide is designed to help you reflect on this past year and have in depth conversations about your marriage. Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Check out Dr. Kim's Marriage Multiplier email! The Marriage Multiplier brings you 4 pieces of marriage wisdom in a quick, easy to read email. 

    A Faithful Life and Legacy - with Special Guest Ernstena Parker Wood | Ep. 496

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 35:55

    Today's podcast is a real gift. It's not every day we get to hear from a guest who is in their tenth decade of life, and has had not one, but two awesome marriages! Today Dr. Kim interviews Ernstena “Ernie” Parker Wood, who shares some stories of following God faithfully through life in ministry, marriage and widowhood, with wisdom and warmth. Don't miss this one!    RESOURCES Accountability is a biblical and helpful tool for growing in holiness. Our “78 Accountability Questions: A Simple Guide For Accountability Partners” resource is a simple guide to get you started and to share some vision for what an accountability partner can look like. Check out Dr. Kim's Marriage Multiplier email! The Marriage Multiplier brings you 4 pieces of marriage wisdom in a quick, easy to read email.  The Self Check In Guide is a great way to grow in self-awareness.  Our Questions To Help Your Spouse Open Up resource is a simple way to help build the closeness between you and your spouse  Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!  

    Ways To Deepen Your Spiritual Intimacy | Ep. 495

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 28:01

    Spiritual Intimacy isn't something you hear very often but it's a real thing that you can have in your marriage! Although it sounds deep and intangible, it can be very simple and anyone can grow in this. Today Dr. Kim and Christina talk about what spiritual intimacy is, and give practical ways to deepen the spiritual intimacy in your marriage.   We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    RESOURCES Our House Prayer Cards are a simple way to make prayer a normal part of your life by praying over your home. So many couples have told us that these made a difference in their home!  Accountability is a biblical and helpful tool to help us grow in holiness. Our “78 Accountability Questions: A Simple Guide For Accountability Partners” resource is a simple guide to get you started and to share vision for what an accountability partner can look like. Check out Dr. Kim's Marriage Multiplier email! The Marriage Multiplier brings you 4 pieces of marriage wisdom in a quick, easy to read email.  We have dozens of YouVersion Bible reading plans to take the guesswork out of reading the Bible together.  Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!

    Ways To Deepen Your Emotional Intimacy | Ep. 494

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 36:05

    One thing we've been hearing a lot from couples is that they don't feel close to each other or that their relationship feels like it's missing some depth. Today we're taking some time to talk about emotional intimacy and give you ideas of practical ways to deepen the emotional intimacy in your marriage.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  RESOURCES   Accountability is a biblical and helpful tool for growing in holiness. Our “78 Accountability Questions: A Simple Guide For Accountability Partners” resource is a simple guide to get you started and to share some vision for what an accountability partner can look like. Check out Dr. Kim's Marriage Multiplier email! The Marriage Multiplier brings you 4 pieces of marriage wisdom in a quick, easy to read email.  The Self Check In Guide is a great way to grow in self-awareness.  Our Questions To Help Your Spouse Open Up resource is a simple way to help build the closeness between you and your spouse  Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!  

    FAQ Questions About Sex | Ep. 493

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 37:59

    Sex is an important part of an awesome marriage… and it's also one of the top issues couples say is a problem in their marriage. We get lots of questions about sex and today we're answering as many of them as we can, and no question is off limits! Tune in to hear Dr. Kim and Christina answer these sex FAQs.     We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    RESOURCES It's Giving Tuesday, the most generous time of year! This year, we're giving our 4-Week Connection Challenge as a thank you gift to all who donate! Even after Giving Tuesday, you can still give! We are so thankful for your generosity.  Our Love Making Survey is a helpful and non-threatening way to get the sex conversation started.  Full Set - God's Design for Sex Series, 4 Books: Revised and Updated Edition By: Stan Jones, Brenna Jones  A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God's Gift of Sexual Intimacy Don't Mom Alone Podcast Ep 328 goes into more detail on talking to your kids about sex. Check out Dr. Kim's Marriage Multiplier email! The Marriage Multiplier brings you 4 pieces of marriage wisdom in a quick, easy to read email.  Creative Questions to Ask Your Spouse 2.0 will get good conversations started and keep them flowing between you and your spouse.  Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!  

    Purity in Marriage | Ep. 492

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 32:46

    Purity is something a lot of people talk about while single and dating, then not so much in marriage. BUt the truth is, sexual temptation does not disappear just because you are married. Married people still need to submit to God and honor him with sexual purity in marriage. Tune in this week to learn what that looks like, and how to move toward purity in your marriage.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    RESOURCES It's almost time! Giving Tuesday is next week and it's the most generous time of year! When you give you will also receive with our 4-Week Connection Challenge! As a non-profit, we could not fulfill our mission without you. We are so thankful for your generosity!  Covenant Eyes is a great resource to help keep you accountable online.  Check out Dr. Kim's Marriage Multiplier email! The Marriage Multiplier brings you 4 pieces of marriage wisdom in a quick, easy to read email.  Creative Questions to Ask Your Spouse 2.0 will get good conversations started and keep them flowing between you and your spouse.  Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Ready to level up your marriage? With the Marriage Changers membership yet you get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits, like Tshirts and exclusive videos with Dr. Kim and Nancy! Learn more here!  

    Build Your Family on the Gospel with Special Guests Deepak & Sara Reju | Ep. 491

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 38:40

    The Christmas season will be here soon, and it's a great time to refocus on our faith as we celebrate Jesus' birth. But exactly how can we do that in the midst of normal life plus holiday busyness?! There are lots of reasons why it's easy to miss making our faith a part of daily life with our spouse and kids. So today, our special guests Deepak and Sara Reju give simple, practical ways to do just that, right in the midst of real life.   We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    RESOURCES: Sarah's new board book, Jesus Saves, would make a great gift for the youngest in your life!  Deepak has several books out, and you can find him on Twitter (@DeepakReju). Giving Tuesday is coming up soon; the most generous time of year! When you give you will also receive this Giving Tuesday, with our 4-Week Connection Challenge! As a non-profit, we could not fulfill our mission without you. We are so thankful for your generosity!  Our Creative Questions to Ask Your Spouse 2.0 will get good conversations started and keep them flowing between you and your spouse.  Have you seen Dr. Kim's awesome new Marriage Multiplier email? The Marriage Multiplier brings you 4 pieces of marriage wisdom in a quick, easy to read email.  Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Have you looked into our Marriage Changers membership yet? Marriage Changers get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits! Learn more here!  

    Accidental Gaslighting | Ep. 490

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 27:40

    Could you be an accidental gaslighter? We're all vulnerable to bad patterns in marriage so it's wise to pay attention to them. Last episode we defined gaslighting and talked about what to do if this has become part of your marriage. Today we are talking about accidental gaslighting. Tune in to take a solid look at some signs you might be accidentally harming your spouse's mental or emotional health, and what to do about it.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    RESOURCES If any form of emotional or physical abuse is present in your marriage, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at https://www.thehotline.org/ or 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233).  No matter where your marriage is today, there is hope. There is still hope for you to have an awesome marriage. Our 90 Days To Save Your Marriage plan is designed to start right where your marriage is today and get it on the road to healing. Our Creative Questions to Ask Your Spouse 2.0 will get good conversations started and keep them flowing between you and your spouse.  Have you seen Dr. Kim's awesome new Marriage Multiplier email? The Marriage Multiplier contains 4 pieces of marriage wisdom for you in a quick, easy to implement email format.  Our Self Check In Guide is a really helpful resource for becoming healthier so that your marriage can be at its healthiest.  Christina mentioned our Accountability Questions guide -- which actually will be available next month. In the meantime, of our resources are always available on our website!  Do you know about our Marriage Changers membership? Marriage Changers get each of the new monthly resources we produce, plus some other sweet benefits! Learn more here! Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!    

    Gaslighting in Marriage: Warning Signs & Next Steps | Ep. 489

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 46:32

    What is gaslighting? Is there still hope for a marriage where this has taken place? The term “gaslighting” has been on the rise in recent years, but what does it really mean? Dr. Kim and Christina unpack what it is, the warning signs, and what to do if you or someone you know has dealt with this. Tune in to learn more about what it is and what to do if this happens to you.   We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  RESOURCES If you suspect any emotional or physical abuse is going on in your marriage, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at https://www.thehotline.org/ or 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233).  Our Creative Questions to Ask Your Spouse 2.0 will get good conversations started and keep them flowing between you and your spouse.  No matter where your marriage is today, there is hope. There is still hope for you to have an awesome marriage. This 90-day plan is designed to start right where your marriage is today and get it on the road to healing. Have you seen Dr. Kim's awesome new Marriage Multiplier email? The Marriage Multiplier contains 4 pieces of marriage wisdom for you in a quick, easy to implement email format.  Do you know about our Marriage Changers membership? Marriage Changers get each of the new monthly resources we produce, plus some other sweet benefits! Learn more here! Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!    

    The Power of a Renewed Mind with Special Guest Margaret Feinberg | Ep. 488

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 49:47

    Can you change your life simply by changing your mindset? Dr. Kim and today's special guest Margaret Feinberg believe you can! Margaret is an author, Bible teacher and host of the popular podcast, The Joycast. In her newest book, More Power to You, Margaret says that we can break free from negative thought-spirals in just 90 seconds each day. Tune in to learn practical ways to start breaking negative thought patterns and building positive ones today!    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!    RESOURCES Grab a copy of Margaret's newest book, More Power to You and start leaning into the power of daily declarations. Check out The Joycast! Have you looked into our Marriage Changers membership yet? Marriage Changers get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits! Learn more here! Get bite-sized daily doses of marriage wisdom delivered straight to your inbox with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Dr. Kim shared his Daily Declarations with us earlier this year. Here's a link to a free printable version that you can use to declare powerful biblical truth over your life each day!  When your marriage isn't healthy, it drains your energy. That's why we're thrilled to bring you another Online Marriage Retreat this year! The theme is “Building a Life-Giving Marriage.” Registration is open now! We have additional 10% off discount with code “awesomemarriage10” -  Find out more here!  

    Perseverance To Keep An Awesome Marriage | Ep. 487

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 34:36

    Dr. Kim often says there is no coasting in an awesome marriage. Marriage isn't something that you do once then just sit back and ignore. It is always moving. The question is, are you moving it forward, or slipping backward? Today Dr. Kim and Christina discuss why and how perseverance matters in marriage. Join us for practical tips and encouragement to keep making your marriage awesome!    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!    RESOURCES   Could your marriage use some flirty fun? These 42 Sexy Notes will be just the thing that helps ignite some more passion in your marriage. Learn more here!  Dr. Kim mentioned it in today's episode - his Daily One Thing email is an awesome way to do something to grow your marriage each day!  When your marriage isn't healthy, it drains your energy. That's why we're thrilled to bring you another Online Marriage Retreat this year! The theme is “Building a Life-Giving Marriage.” Registration is open now! We have an additional 10% off discount with code “awesomemarriage10” -  Find out more here! Have you checked out our Marriage Changers membership yet? Marriage Changers get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits! Learn more here!

    Worth Repeating: The Fight to Flourish

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 65:02

    In this episode Jennie Lusko joins Dr. Kim to talk about her story of coping with the loss of her daughter and how to walk through tragedy with your marriage still intact. Jennie bravely shares her story of loss and struggle in her book, The Fight To Flourish. One thing we love about this book is that Jennie reminds us we don't have to have it all together for God to work. Grief and struggles are real but the gospel truth is that we can find hope even in the dark. This story of God's faithfulness and hope are well worth repeating.    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!      RESOURCES   Buy Jennie's book, The Fight to Flourish: Engaging in the Struggle to Cultivate the Life You Were Born to Live now! Follow Jennie on Instagram here! Could your marriage use some flirty fun? These 42 Sexy Notes will be just the thing that helps ignite some more passion in your marriage. Learn more here!  Get a bite-sized daily dose of marriage wisdom daily with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Here's the thing: When your marriage isn't healthy, it drains your energy. That's why we're thrilled to bring you another Online Marriage Retreat this year! The theme is “Building a Life-Giving Marriage.” Registration is open now! We have an additional 10% off discount with code “awesomemarriage10” -  Find out more here! Have you checked out our Marriage Changers membership yet? Marriage Changers get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits! Learn more here!

    Worth Repeating: 4 Rules For Expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 32:58

    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. Today, Dr. Kim and Christina share some helpful tips from our friends at Emotionally Healthy Leader to help you better understand healthy expectations and implement them in your marriage. This is a very common pitfall in marriage, and this can't-miss episode is certainly worth repeating.    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!  RESOURCES   Could your marriage use some flirty fun? These 42 Sexy Notes will be just the thing that helps ignite some more passion in your marriage. Learn more here!  Get a bite-sized daily dose of marriage wisdom daily with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Here's the thing: When your marriage isn't healthy, it drains your energy. That's why we're thrilled to bring you another Online Marriage Retreat this year! The theme is “Building a Life-Giving Marriage.” Registration is open now! We have an additional 10% off discount with code “awesomemarriage10” -  Find out more here! Have you checked out our Marriage Changers membership yet? Marriage Changers get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits! Learn more here!

    Wives' Edition: Speaking Life | Ep. 486

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 28:52

    If you're anything like us, you've heard your fair share of venting and husband-bashing. And it's all too easy to join in and commiserate! So what does “speaking life” mean for marriage, and why should we be doing it? Today Lindsay joins Christina on the podcast for another “Wives Edition” episode to talk about speaking life into marriages around us.  We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    RESOURCES     Want to spice up the flirting in your marriage? We're offering our podcast listeners an exclusive chance to score our “42 Sexy Notes” resource for free now, before they go live to the public next month! All you have to do is leave us a written review of the podcast, screenshot and send it to info@awesomemarriage.com with “Free Notes” in the subject line. Your marriage can only be as healthy as the two of you are. The Bible says, “Let us examine our ways and test them and let us return to the Lord” (Lamentations 3:40). Our new Self Check-In Guide will help you do just that!    Get a bite-sized daily dose of marriage wisdom daily with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Here's the thing: When your marriage isn't healthy, it drains your energy. That's why we're thrilled to bring you another Online Marriage Retreat this year! The theme is “Building a Life-Giving Marriage.” Registration is open now! We have additional 10% off discount with code “awesomemarriage10” -  Find out more here! Have you checked out our Marriage Changers membership yet? Marriage Changers get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits! Learn more here!

    Taking Back Your Family with Special Guest Jefferson Bethke | Ep. 485

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 39:23

    Is your family suffering from burnout and busyness? Do you suspect that there might be a better way to run your home than what you've been doing? Today Jefferson Bethke joins Dr. Kim on the podcast to talk about a biblical vision for families. In some ways, it runs counter to what we're used to, but today Jefferson presents a biblical case for why the “nuclear family” ideal is failing us, and gives simple, practical steps for change.  We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  RESOURCES     For more details, stories and next steps, grab a copy of Jefferson's new book, Take Back Your Family!    You can also find Jefferson, Alyssa and lots of helpful resources at Familyteams.com, jeffandalyssa.com, and on Instagram @jeffersonbethke   Your marriage can only be as healthy as the two of you are. The Bible says, “Let us examine our ways and test them and let us return to the Lord” (Lamentations 3:40). Our new Self Check-In Guide will help you do just that!    We are thrilled to announce we're putting on another Online Marriage Retreat this year! The theme is “Building a Life-Giving Marriage.” Registration is open now! And we are offering an additional 10% off when you use code “awesomemarriage10”! Find out more here.   Want to kick up the flirting in your marriage? We're offering our podcast listeners a special chance to grab our “42 Sexy Notes” resource for free now, before they go live to the public next month! All you have to do is leave us a written review of the podcast, screenshot and send it to info@awesomemarriage.com with “Free Notes” as the subject. Now go get reviewing so you can get to flirting!  Get a bite-sized daily dose of marriage wisdom daily with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!     Have you checked out our Marriage Changers membership yet? Marriage Changers get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits! Learn more here!  

    The Insecure Spouse | Ep. 484

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 35:40

    Has you or your spouse's insecurity affected your marriage? We're all insecure about something, and the way we see ourselves will end up spilling over into the way we relate to others. Nowhere is this more likely to happen than in marriage. In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina share practical ways to address your insecurity and your spouse's insecurity, including a surprising way Dr. Kim has learned to turn his weaknesses to strengths. Tune in for wisdom and practical tips.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    RESOURCES   Did you leave a review of the podcast? Screenshot and email it to  info@awesomemarriage with the subject “Free Notes,” and we'll email you back with your early-access copy of our fun “42 Sexy Notes” resource for free! We are thrilled to announce we're putting on another Online Marriage Retreat this year! The theme is “Building a Life-Giving Marriage.” Discounted Early Bird registration starts Sept 21st. But we are also offering an additional 10% off when you use code “awesomemarriage10”! Find out more here.   Your marriage can only be as healthy as the two of you are. The Bible says, “Let us examine our ways and test them and let us return to the Lord” (Lamentations 3:40). Our new Self Check-In Guide will help you do just that!    Get a bite-sized daily dose of marriage wisdom daily with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Did you leave a review of the podcast? Screenshot and email it to  info@awesomemarriage with the subject “Free Notes,” and we'll email you back with your early-access copy of our fun “42 Sexy Notes” resource for free! We are thrilled to announce we're putting on another Online Marriage Retreat this year! The theme is “Building a Life-Giving Marriage.” Discounted Early Bird registration starts Sept 21st. But we are also offering an additional 10% off when you use code “awesomemarriage10”! Find out more here. Have you checked out our Marriage Changers membership yet? Marriage Changers get all of our monthly resources, plus some other sweet benefits! Learn more here!

    The Disconnected Marriage | Ep. 483

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 34:11

    Is your marriage what you dreamed it would be? None of us will ever have a perfect marriage - it's just not humanly possible! But there are ways to shrink the gap between your marriage hopes and your marriage reality, and it is worth the work! Today Dr. Kim and Christina give you practical ways to do just that. Tune in to learn real, simple, time-tested  ways to grow the connection in your marriage.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  When you subscribe to Podcast Email you get each new episode delivered straight to your inbox. As a Podcast Subscriber, you will get exclusive bonuses like noteworthy quotes, discussion questions, resources, and more!    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!    RESOURCES Did you leave a review of the podcast? Screenshot and email it to  info@awesomemarriage with the subject “Free Notes,” and we'll email you back with your early-access copy of our fun “42 Sexy Notes” resource for free! We are thrilled to announce we're putting on another Online Marriage Retreat this year! The theme is “Building an Life-Giving Marriage.” Discounted Early Bird registration starts Sept 21st, plus, use code “awesomemarriage10” for an additional 10% off! Find out more here. Follows us on Instagram: @kimkimberling / @awesome_marriage and follow Dr. Kim on TikTok @kimkimberling We highly recommend a weekly marriage check in. Use our Weekly Marriage Check in Guide to make it super easy to get started!    Your marriage can only be as healthy as the two of you are. Your part in that is to seek growth. The Bible says, “Let us examine our ways and test them and let us return to the Lord” (Lamentations 3:40). The Self Check-In Guide will help you do just that!    Get a bite-sized daily dose of marriage wisdom daily with Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email. As a subscriber, you'll also be eligible for some awesome freebies!   Have you checked out the Marriage Changers membership yet? Learn more here!

    Managing Margin | Ep. 482

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 38:38

      Does your marriage have margin? What do we mean by “margin” in marriage? Dr. Kim has some great insight into what this means and why it matters for your life and your marriage. Listen today to learn practical ways to build and manage margin in your life, and how doing this will help grow your marriage.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.   

    Cultivating Curiosity & Courage with Special Guest Bob Goff | Ep. 481

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 39:56

    How does curiosity help you have an awesome marriage? How can you keep growing even in the busyness and changing seasons of life? We are so happy to have Bob Goff on the podcast today. Bob and Dr. Kim talk about how to dream big, be courageous and grow together in marriage, share the answers to those questions and more. Listen to their fun and encouraging conversation today!    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    RESOURCES   Have you checked out the Awesome Marriage Pop Up Shop? Six t-shirts and our favorite hoodie are available for a short time only. The shop in just a few days, so click on over today and pick up your faves! Have you taken the Family Prayer Challenge? We have an awesome FREEBIE that will help you out with it!  Our new Family Prayer Challenge gives you an easy, pre-planned way to keep your faith in front of you as a family. You can complete this simple challenge in just five minutes each day. You can make this happen! And it's yours for a donation of any amount. Join us this month and take the challenge! Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email gives you a daily reminder to do 1 thing to grow your marriage! Sign up today for free!  Marriage Changers get each month's new digital resource as well as some other sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

    Feeling Alone in My Marriage | Ep. 480

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 26:29

    Loneliness in marriage is a uniquely difficult pain, but that's where you are today, you're not alone. At Awesome Marriage, people often tell us they feel alone in their marriage. Yet there is hope: We also see marriages restored and transformed time and again! If you're in a lonely, disconnected marriage today, we pray you will take heart and not give up. Tune in for Dr. Kim and Christina's advice on what to do if you feel alone in your marriage.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    RESOURCES   Have you checked out the Awesome Marriage Pop Up Shop? Six t-shirts and our favorite hoodie are available for a short time only. Click over and pick up your faves while the shop is up!  Our new Family Prayer Challenge gives you an easy, pre-planned way to keep your faith in front of you as a family. You can complete this simple challenge in just five minutes each day. You can make this happen! And it's yours for a donation of any amount. Join us this month and take the challenge! Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email gives you a daily reminder to do 1 thing to grow your marriage! Sign up today for free!  Marriage Changers get each month's new digital resource as well as some other sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

    Making Counseling Effective In Your Marriage | Ep. 479

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 29:49

    Are you considering marriage counseling? Have you booked your first appointment and plan to go soon? Or have you tried counseling, but it just didn't work like you hoped it would? Whatever situation you are in, today's episode has some tips to help you make the most of it.   Just showing up to the appointment won't change your marriage. Today Dr. Kim and Christina share some tips that are not common knowledge about how to make counseling work for you and your marriage. Tune in and find out!    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  When you subscribe to Podcast Email you get each new episode delivered straight to your inbox. As a Podcast Subscriber, you will get exclusive bonuses like noteworthy quotes, discussion questions, resources, and more!    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!  RESOURCES   It's true - we have all-new swag for you! The Awesome Marriage Pop Up Shop goes live later this week, but before the sale goes live we want to give one of you and your spouse the item of your choice! Find all the details over on Instagram!  Our new Family Prayer Challenge gives you an easy, pre-planned way to keep your faith in front of you as a family. You can complete this simple challenge in just five minutes each day. You can make this happen! And it's yours for a donation of any amount. Join us this month and take the challenge! Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email gives you a daily reminder to do 1 thing to grow your marriage! Sign up today for free!  Marriage Changers get each month's new digital resource as well as some other sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!  

    When Do You Need Marriage Counseling | Ep. 478

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 23:27

    Have you ever wondered if you need marriage counseling? Does going to counseling mean you have a bad marriage? Have Dr. Kim and Nancy gone to counseling themselves? With 40+ years of experience as a Marriage Counselor, Dr. Kim has seen couples come to counseling for just about every reason and he has a lot of great insight into this topic! Tune in today to hear Dr. Kim and Christina answer the question of when you need marriage counseling.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  When you subscribe to Podcast Email you get each new episode delivered straight to your inbox. As a Podcast Subscriber, you will get exclusive bonuses like noteworthy quotes, discussion questions, resources, and more!    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!  RESOURCES Our new Family Prayer Challenge gives you an easy, pre-planned way to keep your faith in front of you as a family. You can complete this simple challenge in just five minutes each day. You can make this happen! And it's yours for a donation of any amount. Join us this month and take the challenge! Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email gives you a daily reminder to do 1 thing to grow your marriage! Sign up today for free!  Marriage Changers get each month's new digital resource as well as some other sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Commit Proverbs 18:15 to memory this week. Ask God to remind you of this truth! 

    Achieving Awesome Communication: Your Questions Answered | Ep. 477

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 37:18

    You asked, we're answering! Today Dr. Kim and Christina wrap up our podcast series on communication by answering your questions. Communication in marriage is a detailed and nuanced topic; there are no “one size fits all” answers, but there are some basic principles that can really help you and your marriage to grow toward better communication. Listen today for practical tips and answers to help you communicate better with your spouse.    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!    RESOURCES Will you take 15 minutes each week to check up on your marriage? Dr. Kim highly recommends a quick weekly check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do!  Our new Family Prayer Challenge gives you an easy, pre-planned way to keep your faith in front of you as a family. Join us this month and take the challenge! Subscribe to Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email and get free daily reminders to do 1 thing to grow your marriage!  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! If you're ready for a deeper dive into building the communication in your marriage, our  30-Day Communication Challenge is a great way to do that! Check it out today!  If you need anything at all, you can reach us at info@awesomemarriage.com. We love chatting with you!   

    Make the Most of Your Differences with Special Guests Jay & Breona Washington | Ep. 476

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 45:32

      We've heard that opposites attract. But what happens when opposites commit to a life together and the friction begins? All too often in marriage, we try to change our spouse rather than accepting the unique ways God made them. Today Dr. Kim interviews Jay and Breona Washington. Jay is an Introvert Coach, and together they unpack some ways to make the most of differences in your marriage.     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!    RESOURCES Check out all of Jay and Bre's resources and info at introvertedyou.com! The Five Love Languages is a time-tested tool that helps couples love each other better.  It's LIVE! We're excited to partner with Dating Divas again to offer you their Marriage Bundle for just $20!! That's right, we're giving you $15 off your marriage bundle! Simply go to the Dating Divas Marriage Bundle from now until August 2nd and get your Marriage Bundle!    Check out the Awesome Marriage Youtube channel!   Leave us a rating and review - We'd love to hear your thoughts!  Are you satisfied with the sex life in your marriage? The Love Making Survey is designed to help you have a safe, genuine conversation about your sex life with your spouse. Subscribe to Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing to grow.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

    Achieving Awesome Communication: Dealing with Communication Ruts | Ep. 475

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 28:55

    Did you know there's a strategic reason for the way bars are designed? Today Dr. Kim and Christina talk about what happens when communication grows stale or stops altogether. What leads to us getting stuck in a rut with communication? How can we avoid that? How can we get back out? Today we share insights into all of those issues, plus your mind might be blown like Christina's was when Dr. Kim explains the bar thing!    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!  RESOURCES It's LIVE! We're excited to partner with Dating Divas again to offer you their Marriage Bundle for just $20!! That's right, we're giving you $15 off your marriage bundle! Simply go to the Dating Divas Marriage Bundle from now until August 2nd and get your Marriage Bundle!  Our Questions To Help Your Spouse Open Up resource is designed to help your marriage become a safer place to open up, and help you and your spouse build a better connection.  Subscribe to Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing to grow.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! The Summer Bucket List Date Design makes it super easy to plan a great date night to up the connection in your marriage, without spending the big bucks! 

    Wives Edition: How to Ask For Help

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 33:53

    Why is it so hard to ask for help? Today we have a special “wives' only” episode with Christina and our Podcast Producer Lindsay Few. We all need help sometimes! But so often we are terrible about asking for it! Today Christina and Lindsay are talking about why wives might need to ask for help sometimes, why we might hesitate to ask, and some practical ways to ask.    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!  We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.      RESOURCES   Share the podcast on social media and tag us!  We're excited to partner with Dating Divas again to offer you their Marriage Bundle for just $20!! That's right, we're giving you $15 off your marriage bundle! Click through to the Dating Divas Marriage Bundle from July 19th- August 2nd to get your Marriage Bundle! The link goes live July 19th! Did you take the tip we shared at the end of the episode? We'd love to hear your results! Share with us at info@awesomemarriage.com or message us on Insta!  Marriages thrive on intentionality. Subscribe to Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing to grow your marriage each day.  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

    Achieving Awesome Communication: Communication Breakdowns | Ep. 473

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 35:53

    We have to address the inevitable: Communication breakdowns. They're going to happen at some point. We're only human! But we can certainly decrease how often they happen and how we recover from them as a couple! Tune in today as we continue addressing practical ways to improve the communication in your marriage.    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!    RESOURCES Awesome Marriage is excited to partner with Dating Divas again to offer you their Marriage Bundle for just $20!! That's right, we're giving you $15 off your marriage bundle! Simply go to Dating Divas Marriage Bundle from July 19th- August 2nd and get your Marriage Bundle! The link goes live July 19th!   Check out the Awesome Marriage Youtube channel!   Leave us a rating and review - We'd love to hear your thoughts!  Our Questions To Help Your Spouse Open Up resource is designed to help your marriage become a safer place to open up, and help you and your spouse build a better connection.  One great way to keep good communication rolling is by using our Weekly Marriage Check In Guide  Marriages thrive on intentionality. Subscribe to Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing to grow your marriage each day.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits (including that it's one of the rare ways to get to see more of Nancy! Learn more here! 

    Achieving Awesome Communication: Dealing With Feelings | Ep. 472

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 33:23

    Have you taken it personally when your spouse came home in a foul mood? Have you ever been in a foul mood yourself, but not communicated about it well to your spouse, leaving them to wonder why you were so grumpy? Communication can really fall apart around our attempts to deal with our spouse's feelings and our own. Today we talk about some of the common breakdowns (it's not just you!) and ways to handle this more effectively.  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!    RESOURCES Reading Dr. Kim's Daily Declarations aloud each day is a great way to grow in believing what God says is true about you! Get a free printable copy here!  Our Questions To Help Your Spouse Open Up resource is designed to help your marriage become a safer place to open up, and help you and your spouse build a better connection.  He's done it again! If you're curious, here is the Bible reference for Dr. Kim's favorite verse! The Achieving Awesome Communication YouVersion plan walks you some helpful ways to improve the communication in your marriage.  Subscribe to Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing to grow.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! We recommend these books to help in growing a healthier mindset: Get Out Of Your Head by Jennie Allen  Winning the War in Your Mind by Craig Groeschel  Are you satisfied with the sex life in your marriage? The Love Making Survey is designed to help you have a safe, genuine conversation about your sex life with your spouse.

    Are You Really OK? With Special Guest Debra Fileta | Ep. 471

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 59:32

    “How are you doing?” We're all so used to the quick, one-word answers to that question, but today, we're going deeper. Debra Fileta is a much-loved repeat guest on the Awesome Marriage Podcast, and she has written a powerful new book, Are You Really OK?: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You're Doing, and Why It Matters. We're so happy to have her on today to get real about learning whether we are really doing ok, how to know if we are or not, and why it matters!    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!    RESOURCES   One great step toward healing and growth is Debra's book, Are You Really OK? Email Debra@truelovedates.com to get the “Pastor's Guide To Navigating Mental Health” for free Follow Debra at @truelovedates on Instagram  Visit True Love Dates for resources, great info and Debra's awesome podcast series on mental health  Want to make the most of summer fun in your marriage? Our new Summer Bucket List Date Design makes it super easy to plan a great date night!  Our Questions To Help Your Spouse Open Up resource is designed to help grow the openness, communication and connection in your marriage Subscribe to Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 simple thing to grow your marriage each day.  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!  

    Achieving Awesome Communication: Touch Points and the Small Stuff | Ep. 470

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 37:15

    Have you heard the term “undivorced?” What does it mean to just “exist” together in a marriage? Well, we're here to say marriage can be a lot more fun and exciting when you put in the effort to connect with your spouse and build that relationship! One easy way to do that is with touchpoints. No matter how busy you are, you can build these into your day and be on your way toward an awesome marriage! Listen today to find out more.    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! 

    Achieving Awesome Communication: Nonverbal Communication Ep. 469

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 26:37

    A recent survey we did showed that communication is the #1 issue couples want help with. So we're going to unpack some practical ways to improve the communication in your marriage, with a 6-episode series on “Achieving Awesome Communication.” Nonverbal communication is over 70% of how we communicate, so we want to be sure we do well with it! Listen today and find out how you can improve the nonverbal communication in your marriage.    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!    RESOURCES   Are you tired of the same old dinner date? Our new Summer Bucket List Date Design has simple and fun ways to make the most of date night!  Dr. Kim and Christina mentioned the 30-Day Communication Challenge to help get the communication in your marriage on a healthy track. This is an awesome way to check in, prevent conflict and know your spouse better!  Dr. Kim highly suggests a weekly check in with your spouse as a way to prevent conflict. Our Weekly Marriage Check in Guide makes this super easy to do and it's yours for a donation of any amount.  Subscribe to Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing each day to help your marriage grow.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!  

    Worth Repeating: The Vital Connection Between Intimacy and Money

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 43:42

    Money is one of the top marriage issues, and learning to manage it well as a couple is a vital part of marriage. As a finance blogger and a family law attorney, Brain and Cherie Lowe have basically seen it all when it comes to marriages and money! They also share their awesome story of slaying the “debt dragon” that they faced together. Today we are re-airing their episode on the podcast because it is definitely worth repeating.    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!    RESOURCES Visit Cherie at https://www.queenoffree.net/ for helpful resources, freebies, and much more!  Grab both of the Lowe's books here!   We've got a little gift for our loyal listeners! Simply leave a rating and review of the podcast, and we will give you our Couple's Unity Building Journal. Just leave a rating and review, screenshot it and send it to info@awesomemarriage with "Unity Building" as the subject title and we will email you this great resource. Are you tired of the same old dinner date? Our new Summer Bucket List Date Design has simple and fun ways to make the most of date night!  Dr. Kim's “Mammon and God: Money and Spirituality” YouVersion plan can help you align your view of money with scripture.  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.  Subscribe to Dr. Kim's Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing to grow.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!  

    Worth Repeating: 5 Ways to Affair Proof Your Marriage Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 49:15

    In all his years in the counseling office, Dr. Kim says that he’s never seen anyone who set out to have an affair. It was a process of one baby step after another that led them there. But you can avoid those baby steps altogether! Tune in today to learn 5 ways to affair proof your marriage. We’re releasing part 1 & 2 today because they’re definitely worth repeating.    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!    RESOURCES   Are you tired of the same old dinner date? Our new Summer Bucket List Date Design has simple and fun ways to make the most of date night!  We’ve got a little gift to give to our loyal listeners! Simply leave a rating and review of the podcast, and we will give you our Couple's Unity Building Journal. Just leave a rating and review, screenshot it and send it to info@awesomemarriage with "Unity Building" as the subject title and we will email you this great resource. Choose one of our free YouVersion Bible Reading Plans to help get into the scripture.  If your marriage has been rocked by an affair, you are not alone. Healing doesn’t come easy. That’s why we have created a helpful tool to help couples on their journey to restoration: the Online Affair Recovery Course.  Use mundane moments for Godly purpose with House Prayer Cards! One way to get, and stay, on the same page in your marriage is a regular check in. Our Weekly Check Up Guide makes it super easy for you!  Subscribe to Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing to grow.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!  

    Worth Repeating: 5 Ways to Affair Proof Your Marriage Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 43:52

    In all his years in the counseling office, Dr. Kim says that he’s never seen anyone that one set out to have an affair. It was a process of one baby step after another that led them there. But you can avoid those baby steps altogether! Tune in today to learn 5 ways to affair proof your marriage. We’re releasing part 1 & 2 today because they’re definitely worth repeating.    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!    RESOURCES   Are you tired of the same old dinner date? Our new Summer Bucket List Date Design has simple and fun ways to make the most of date night!  We’ve got a little gift to give to our loyal listeners! Simply leave a rating and review of the podcast, and we will give you our Couple's Unity Building Journal. Just leave a rating and review, screenshot it and send it to info@awesomemarriage with "Unity Building" as the subject title and we will email you this great resource. Choose one of our free YouVersion Bible Reading Plans to help get into the scripture.  If your marriage has been rocked by an affair, you are not alone. Healing doesn’t come easy. That’s why we have created a helpful tool to help couples on their journey to restoration: the Online Affair Recovery Course.  Use mundane moments for Godly purpose with House Prayer Cards! One way to get, and stay, on the same page in your marriage is a regular check in. Our Weekly Check Up Guide makes it super easy for you!  Subscribe to Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing to grow.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

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