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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…

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    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!

    Worth Repeating: Checking In So You Don’t Check Out - How To Prevent Conflict

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 31:09

    Conflict is inevitable, but a lot of it could actually be avoided. In this episode, Dr. Kim and Christina unpack simple ways to be more connected with your spouse, ways to prevent unnecessary conflict, and how to know if you’re “checked out.” This one originally aired a while back, but we’re sharing this episode again because so many marriages could be less tense and more enjoyable simply by preventing some of the conflict! If you’re like me, you can always use reminders of easy ways to make your marriage better - so it’s definitely worth repeating!    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    RESOURCES   We want to give a little something away as a gift to our loyal listeners! If you leave a rating and review of the podcast we will give you our Couple's Unity Building Journal. Simply leave a rating and review then screenshot it and send it to info@awesomemarriage with "Unity Building" as the subject title and we will email you this great resource. This month’s 30-Day Communication Challenge will 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.   Getting on the same page can help you avoid conflict in parenting. If you need some help, 100 Questions to Get You on The Same Page Parenting Workbook is designed to help you do just that! Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!    

    Worth Repeating: Amber & Arly’s Restoration Story

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 64:25

    Today, we’re sharing Amber and Arly’s marriage story again. This encouraging story of redemption and healing is a powerful reminder that there is still hope for marriage that has been hurt by infidelity. We are so grateful to Amber and Arly for sharing their story, and we wanted to share this one again because it’s 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   We want to give a little something away as a gift to our loyal listeners! If you leave a rating and review of the podcast we will give you our Couple's Unity Building Journal. Simply leave a rating and review then screenshot it and send it to info@awesomemarriage with "Unity Building" as the subject title and we will email you this great resource. 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.   If there’s anything else we can do for you today, don’t hesitate to reach out. Message us on Instagram or email info@awesomemarriage.com. Subscribe to Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing to grow your marriage every weekday.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

    Hope For the Unhappy Marriage With Special Guest Toni Niewhof | Ep. 468

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 50:03

      Are you happily married? Or is marriage harder than you thought it would be? Today Dr. Kim talks with special guest Toni Nieuwhof. Toni is an author, speaker and family law mediator, and she brings some incredible wisdom nuggets in today’s episode. If your marriage is hard or unhappy right now, there is hope! Tune in today for hope and help to make the future of your marriage better than  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!    RESOURCES   Buy Toni’s book, Before You Split: Find What You Really Want for the Future of Your Marriage Check out Toni’s website for great resources and helpful free marriage tools! Follow Toni on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter This month’s 30-Day Communication Challenge will help get the communication in your marriage on a healthy track!  Toni and Dr. Kim mention counseling as a great way to get some positive movement in your marriage. Is it time for you to go?  Subscribe to Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email and get reminders to do 1 thing to grow your marriage each day.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!  

    Seeing Your Spouse's Value | Ep. 467

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 34:13

    Do you need to say “thank you” to your spouse over and over again? Or tell them you love them, even though they already know it? It can be so easy to take our spouse for granted. So today we are talking about seeing and acknowledging your spouse’s value. We are going to talk about some areas people want to be appreciated in, and why noticing and verbalizing these things is a BIG part of having an awesome 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   Learning to communicate effectively as a couple will reduce unnecessary arguments and strengthen your bond as a couple. The 30 DAY COMMUNICATION CHALLENGE will help you and your spouse growing in communication intimacy with one another. Dr. Kim mentions Atomic Habits, a book he and Dylan both really appreciated.  Our brand new 30-Day Communication Challenge is a great follow up to today’s conversation! Check it out for some great ways to grow the communication in your marriage.  Our 21 day Husband Encouragement Challenge and Wife Appreciation Challenge will help you jump start the appreciation habit!  We know there are more than 31 reasons why you love your spouse. But how often do you get to tell them? The 31 Things I Love About You resource will encourage you to share those ways with your awesome spouse. Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode and get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox!  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!  

    Ministry & Your Marriage with Special Guest Jess Connolly | Ep. 466

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 42:06


    Today Jess Connolly joins us to share some of the joys and challenges of ministry. Jess Conolly is an author and a speaker, she runs Go and Tell Gals, and helps lead Bright City Church in South Carolina, along with her husband, Nick. Jess and Nick are on mission to leave the world more in awe of God than they found it. Listen in as Jess shares some great wisdom, encouragement, and very practical ways to work together 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   Follow Jess on Insta! Jess’s book, You Are The Girl For The Job, will help you live on mission in your actual everyday life. And Glory Girl will do the same for the tween girls in your life.   Breaking Free From Body Shame comes out soon - preorder now!   If you’re not already subscribed to Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email, sign up today and get a daily reminder with 1 simple thing to grow your marriage.  Our House Prayer Cards are one of our most-loved resources. They are a super simple way to make prayer an everyday part of your marriage.   Do you dream of more delightful dinner times? Whether you have a family of 2 or 20, use our “52 Questions for Your Family Table” printable to cultivate quality time!  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits like Awesome Marriage T-Shirts and exclusive video interviews with Dr. Kim and Nancy. Learn more here!


    3 Ways To Do Intimacy HIS Way | Ep. 465

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 27:28

    Today we are talking about 3 ways to do intimacy HIS way. As men and women, we don’t always view this the same way! Wives, we want to help you out with some practical ways to build intimacy the way your husband needs and wants it. Listen in and you may be really surprised at some of the ways listed in today’s episode!    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   Several of our resources might really help get you and your spouse more intimately connected! Check them out below. Creative Questions to Ask Your Spouse 2.0 Love Making Survey Questions to Help Your Spouse Open Up Spice It Up Sex Challenge        Dr. Kim recommends the book, A Celebration of Sex, by Douglas E. Rosenau  If you missed last week’s episode on “Intimacy HER Way,” make sure to give it a listen!  Subscribe to Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email and get a reminder to do 1 thing to grow your marriage daily.  Our House Prayer Cards are one of our most-loved resources. They are a super simple way to make prayer an everyday part of your marriage.   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!  

    3 Ways To Do Intimacy HER Way | Ep. 464

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 31:55

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

    Simple Ways To Be A Nicer Spouse | Ep. 463

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 30:35

    One of the main things that produces conflict is a lack of sensitivity or kindness. Dr. Kim shares how he has seen a lack of kindness among couples in the counseling room. No matter where your marriage is today ALL of our marriages would be better if we were a little nicer to each other. Join us today as we talk simple ways to just be nice to your spouse.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  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   Our 7 Most Popular Resource Bundle is available for two weeks only! This bundle contains our Husband Encouragement & Wife Appreciation Challenges - two great places to start becoming a nicer spouse! Subscribe to Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email and be reminded to do one thing each day to grow your marriage.  Learn how to make some loving deposits in your spouse’s love tank with our Love Cans resource.  Download a free PDF of Dr. Kim’s Daily Declarations to help you stay grounded in God’s truth each day!   Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

    Trusting God Through Grief with Special Guest Stacy Henagan | Ep. 462

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 42:25

    Today Dr. Kim interviews special guest Stacy Henagan. Stacy’s book, Breathe Again, walks through her process of trusting in God’s goodness after He didn’t answer her prayers for healing of her terminally-ill daughter. How can we trust God in this midst of grief? How can we see past the pain? Dr. Kim and Stacy unpack those questions and more on today’s episode. We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    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 Stacy’s book, Breathe Again, here.   Check out the Breathe Again Devotional Plan on YouVersion  Find more resources at Stacyhenagan.com Do you long for a deeper connection, better conversation, and more intimacy with your spouse? Want to build a deeper connection in your marriage? Our “Questions to Help Your Spouse Open Up” resource can help! Have questions or a marriage story to share? Email us at  info@awesomemarriage.com or message us on Instagram. We love hearing from you!  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

    Moving & Marriage | Ep. 461

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 34:17

    How can couples reduce stress during a move? So many couples are dealing with a move for one reason or another. Moving comes with a lot of stress, so today we’re going to be talking about best marriage practices for moving. If you’re not moving right now, bookmark this one to come back to later. And check out the application questions available to our podcast subscribers as they can apply in any season!    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  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   A few members of the Awesome Marriage team shared tips in today’s podcast. Who are our team members? Find out here!   Invite God into your new home with our House Prayer Cards! Do you long for a deeper connection, better conversation, and more intimacy with your spouse? Want to build a deeper connection in your marriage? Our “Questions to Help Your Spouse Open Up” resource can help! Want more tips for dealing with seasons of transition together? Check out these podcast episodes:   SEASONS OF TRANSITION DEALING WITH SEASONS OF WAITING LOVE IN EVERY SEASON: INTERVIEW WITH DEBRA FILETA | EP. 411 Have questions or a marriage story to share? Email us at  info@awesomemarriage.com or message us on Instagram!  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here! 

    How To Tell When Your Marriage Issues Are Solved | Ep. 460

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 26:20

    This week on the podcast we’re focusing on markers of a solved conflict: how to tell when your marriage issue is solved. A lot of times we may give up on the problem solving too soon and stop short of real resolution, but unless we resolve the issue, it will keep coming up over and over again. So how do we break that cycle? Tune in today to find out.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  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   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.  Do you long for a deeper connection, better conversation, and more intimacy with your spouse? Want to build a deeper connection in your marriage? Our “Questions to Help Your Spouse Open Up” resource can help! Dr. Kim mentions the Weekly Marriage Check Up Guide, a simple tool to help keep you and your spouse on the same page.  We have Awesome Marriage YouVersion Bible Reading plans for a wide range of topics and situations. Have you read any of our Awesome Marriage plans?  Use our Couples Unity Building Journal to proactively build oneness in your marriage.  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here!   

    Defining Your Real Marriage Problem | Ep. 459

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 31:32

    Marriage issues live in our minds, hearts, bedrooms and thought lives. We may be too close to the problem to know what the real issue is. Over his years as a counselor, Dr. Kim says it’s really common that couples can feel the tension, but they can’t seem to figure out what’s really causing it. Tune in today as Dr. Kim and Christina help you learn to find the causes underneath the symptomatic problems, so that you can truly heal and grow.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  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   Read Christina’s blog, What’s Your Problem, Actually? Subscribe to the Awesome Marriage blog, and get a new post from the AM team each Wednesday  Other podcasts where we’ve talked about trust in marriage: WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL SAFE SHARING WITH YOUR SPOUSE | EP. 281 HOW TO BE KNOWN | EP. 270 WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU CAN’T TRUST YOUR SPOUSE? | EP. 264 Your spouse’s love tank can’t stay full unless you make sure to fill it up! Find out what helps give them that lovin’ feeling with our “Love Cans” resource!  Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here!  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

    When Your Teenager Starts To Date | Ep. 458

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 41:36

    In today’s podcast episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about what to do when your teens start to date. This may feel like a daunting milestone, but they are here to help give you peace of mind plus practical help to prepare well and handle it with grace. Whatever stage of parenting you are in, or if you are a friend or relative of teens, Dr. Kim and Christina have some great ideas and advice to help you prepare, support and encourage the teens you love as they start to think about dating.    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:  The God’s Design for Sex Series books are a great teaching tool  This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about kids’ dating! Check out other episodes on the topic:  Parents’ Responsibility in Dating: Interview with Debra Fileta | Ep. 6 Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality- Interview with Jim Burns | Ep. 22 Ask Dr. Kim: We have a son and worry about him growing up in this sex-crazed culture…  Your spouse’s love tank can’t stay full unless you make sure to fill it up! Find out what helps give them that lovin’ feeling with our “Love Cans” resource! Haven’t thought much about your next phase of parenting? Get our “100 Questios to Get You On the Same Page” workbook and get your head in the game & on the same team with your spouse.  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here!   

    Be Your Authentic Self in a Superficial World - Interview with Sam Acho | Ep. 457

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 50:35


    What does it mean to live authentically? Today Dr. Kim interviews NFL linebacker, speaker, podcaster, and humanitarian Sam Acho to help answer that question! Sam has a new book out, called Let The World See You.  This book is a blueprint for learning how to be yourself and living a life of genuine authenticity. Listen today to learn more!    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  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 Sam’s book, Let the World See You, here!  Find Sam Acho on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Your spouse’s love tank can’t stay full unless you make sure to fill it up! Find out what helps give them that lovin’ feeling with our “Love Cans” resource!  Find the YouVersion plan Dr. Kim mentioned, “Even If He Doesn’t,” 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 via email or text here! 


    How to Handle "Me Time" | Ep. 456

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 45:15

    “Me time” can be a major pain point in marriages, especially those with young children. Have you wondered why “me time” is such an issue? Is it okay to ask your spouse for it? And what is a healthy amount of “me time”? Today we want to talk about “me time” and give you some practical tips to navigate this in a way that builds up your marriage. Listen as Dr. Kim and Christina answer these questions and more, and give you helpful steps to handle the “me time” issue.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  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 this episode helped you realize that you & your spouse would benefit from talking about how you spend your time, use our Weekly Marriage Check Up Guide to make the conversation more productive!  Your spouse’s love tank can’t stay full unless you make sure to fill it up! Find out what helps give them that lovin’ feeling with our “Love Cans” resource!  Are you getting Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day email or text? If not, this is a great starting point to help you make a positive impact on your marriage each day. Sign up here!  Intimacy requires hard work and a guide. Dr. Kim Kimberling is that guide and his book, 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage, will show you how communication and intimacy in marriage can be yours.  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

    Creating Healthy Spiritual Disciplines | Ep. 455

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 30:53

      Last year changed a lot of our spiritual disciplines when it came to going to church and our daily habits. But it’s important that we find a way to have healthy spiritual disciplines no matter our scenario. So, what is a spiritual discipline? What happens to our marriage when we neglect our spiritual disciplines? Today Dr. Kim and Christina will answer these and other helpful questions with grace and wisdom.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  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 Your spouse’s love tank can’t stay full unless you make sure to fill it up! Find out what helps give them that lovin’ feeling with our “Love Cans” resource!  YouVersion Bible Reading plans are a great use of screen time! Have you read any of our Awesome Marriage plans?  Have a question for us, or a marriage story to share? Email us at info@awesomemarriage.com, or send us a direct message on Instagram, Facebook Twitter OR TikTok! We respond to every one of our messages and we love hearing from you!  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Are you getting Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day email or text? If not, this is a great starting point to help you make a positive impact on your marriage each day. Sign up here! 

    Creating Healthy Habits with Technology | Ep. 454

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 47:11

    Last year was a strange one, and it shook a lot of us out of our usual rhythms and habits. Many of you have told us you spent a lot more time online last year, and are still figuring out how to take back control of your tech habits. How do we know if our habits with technology are UNhealthy? Today Dr. Kim and Christina identify some red flags around tech overuse and talk about ways to break those unhealthy habits and create healthy ones.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  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 Your spouse’s love tank can’t stay full unless you make sure to fill it up! Find out what helps give them that lovin’ feeling with our “Love Cans” resource!  YouVersion Bible Reading plans are a great use of screen time! Have you read any of our Awesome Marriage plans?  Have a question for us, or a marriage story to share? Email us at info@awesomemarriage.com, or send us a direct message on Instagram or Facebook. We respond to every one of our messages and we love hearing from you!  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Are you getting Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day email or text? If not, this is a great starting point to help you make a positive impact on your marriage each day. Sign up here!   

    Moving Past Superficial Connection | Ep. 453

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 27:20

    Today Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the connection we have with our spouse. What does a deeper connection look like? Is it possible to have that in the midst of a busy life? Is it too late to move past superficial connection if that’s what we’re used to? Join us as they discuss practical ways to assess and improve the connection in your marriage.  We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  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!  Do you dream of a more delightful dinner table? Whether you have a family of 2 or 20, use our “52 Questions for Your Family Table” printable to help cultivate quality time together!  Keep an eye out for our “Love Cans” resource, which comes out in February. This resource is designed to help you love and understand your spouse better. Browse the “Resource” tab at awesomemarriage.com for a variety of tools we’ve created to help you and your spouse connect, including Date Designs, which make it super easy to plan a meaningful date night with your spouse! Have a question for us, or a marriage story to share? Email us at info@awesomemarriage.com, or send us a direct message on Instagram or Facebook. We respond to every one of our messages and we love hearing from you!  Our Online Marriage Retreat is a wonderful way to make time to grow together with your spouse, on your own time frame. Use the code AWESOMEMARRIAGE when you sign up for 10% off!  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here!   

    Breathe: Don’t Be Prickly | Ep. 452

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 32:24

    In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina discuss what it means to be prickly in marriage. Last year was tough on most of us, and one side effect is that many of us are carrying the pain of grief, loss, and disappointment. When we don’t handle our hurt in healthy ways, we often hurt others without even realizing it. How can we best handle our feelings and become healthy, instead of prickly? Tune in today to find out.    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   Dr. Kim enjoys using the Day One app for daily journalling. Find it online here.  Are you getting Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day email or text? If not, this is a great starting point to help you make a positive impact on your marriage each day. Sign up here!  Do you dream of a more delightful dinner table? Whether you have a family of 2 or 20, use our “52 Questions for Your Family Table” printable to help cultivate quality time together!  Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

    3 Essential Ways to Connect with Your Kids and Create Positive Lasting Memories: Interview with Larry Hagner | Ep. 451

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 47:04

    Today Dr. Kim talks to Larry Hagner of the Good Dad Project about how to really connect well with your kids. Larry developed the project out of his desire to better himself and become a better dad to his kids. The Good Dad Project empowers men to become the happiest, healthiest, and best version of themselves, and provides community with other men on the journey.     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 The Good Dad Project for podcasts, resources, community and more.   Buy Larry’s book, The Dad’s Edge: 9 Simple Ways to Have: Unlimited Patience, Improved Relationships, and Positive Lasting Memories. Whether this year was rocky or rose-tinted, use our Annual Marriage Check Up Guide to reflect on the year and prepare well for the next. It’s yours with a donation of any amount to the ministry of Awesome Marriage!  The Online Marriage Retreat is still available. Be intentional to grow your marriage by taking time to retreat and learn together. As a bonus for our listeners, we are offering 10% off with the code AWESOMEMARRIAGE10! Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here!

    Recapping Marriage This Year | Ep. 450

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 31:07

    Today Dr. Kim and Christina summarize their thoughts on marriage in 2020 and what we have learned. It has certainly been a weird year for all of us and extremely challenging for many of us.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    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:    Whether this year was rocky or rose-tinted, use our Annual Marriage Check Up Guide to reflect on the year and prepare well for the next. It’s yours with a donation of any amount to the ministry of Awesome Marriage!  The Online Marriage Retreat is still available. Be intentional to grow your marriage by taking time to retreat and learn together. As a bonus for our listeners, we are offering 10% off with the code AWESOMEMARRIAGE10! Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here!  

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