Awesome Marriage Podcast

By Dr. Kim Kimberling

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Description

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 and Nils Smith as well as many special guests including Jim Burns, Les Parrot, Craig and Rachel Denison, and more.

Episode Date
One Thing Podcast Episode 7: Are distractions eating away at your marriage?
02:04

Marriage is hard and life is busy. Which is why we need real, practical reminders of ways to build an awesome marriage. In these short One Thing Podcast episodes Dr. Kim Kimberling shares one practical thing you can do today to invest in your marriage.

Please enjoy today’s One Thing Podcast Episode!
Jun 18, 2018
Best of Podcast: Surviving the Valleys- Interview with Colby & Amanda Taylor
41:32

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great response we received from it the first time it aired. In this podcast special guests Colby & Amanda Taylor join Dr. Kim. The Taylors are good friends of Dr. Kim’s. Amanda is the owner of Embellished Weddings in Oklahoma City where she plans and coordinates weddings. But Amanda, like us, is more passionate about the health of a marriage than the wedding day. Colby is a Pastor at Life.Church and together they love to serve.

In this podcast episode Dr. Kim & The Taylors talk about how to survive the valleys of life in marriage.

Tune in to learn more about how to survive the valleys as a married couple!

Jun 16, 2018
One Thing Podcast Episode 6: There is no shortcut if you want your marriage to grow
02:01

Marriage is hard and life is busy. Which is why we need real, practical reminders of ways to build an awesome marriage. In these short One Thing Podcast episodes Dr. Kim Kimberling shares one practical thing you can do today to invest in your marriage.

Please enjoy today’s One Thing Podcast Episode!

Jun 15, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim: What should we do to prepare for marriage? Podcast 279
20:16

 

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: What should we do to prepare for marriage?

Tune in to find out!

 

RESOURCES

Jun 14, 2018
One Thing Podcast Episode 5: If we knew everything God knows
02:08

Marriage is hard and life is busy. Which is why we need real, practical reminders of ways to build an awesome marriage. In these short One Thing Podcast episodes Dr. Kim Kimberling shares one practical thing you can do today to invest in your marriage.

Please enjoy today’s One Thing Podcast Episode!

Jun 13, 2018
How to Have a Great Family Trip - Podcast 278
20:17

It’s difficult to prioritize quality time with your spouse and family in the busy, fast paced culture we live in. This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about quality time in marriage and different ways to find quality time. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss practical ways to have a great family trip filled with quality time and memories that will last a lifetime.

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

Jun 12, 2018
One Thing Podcast Episode 4: Stretch yourself on this one
01:59

Marriage is hard and life is busy. Which is why we need real, practical reminders of ways to build an awesome marriage. In these short One Thing Podcast episodes Dr. Kim Kimberling shares one practical thing you can do today to invest in your marriage.

Please enjoy today’s One Thing Podcast Episode!
Jun 11, 2018
Best of Podcast: Making Major Life Decisions
37:10

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because learning to make decisions wisely and peacefully together is a crucial part of having an awesome marriage. In this podcast Christina and Dr. Kim talk about making major life decisions in marriage. They share about the most common major life decisions and wise ways of going about making these major life decisions in unity with your spouse.

Tune in to learn more about how to make wise major life decisions in marriage!

Jun 09, 2018
One Thing Podcast Episode 3: Nancy went through a tough time
02:04

Marriage is hard and life is busy. Which is why we need real, practical reminders of ways to build an awesome marriage. In these short One Thing Podcast episodes Dr. Kim Kimberling shares one practical thing you can do today to invest in your marriage.

Please enjoy today’s One Thing Podcast Episode!

Jun 08, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- How should we as family choose what activities to be involved in and what not to?: Podcast 277
16:41

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: How should we as family choose what activities to be involved in and what not to?

Tune in to find out!

Jun 07, 2018
One Thing Podcast Episode 2: There is absolutely nothing to lose and a lot to gain
01:54

Marriage is hard and life is busy. Which is why we need real, practical reminders of ways to build an awesome marriage. In these short One Thing Podcast episodes Dr. Kim Kimberling shares one practical thing you can do today to invest in your marriage.

Please enjoy today’s One Thing Podcast Episode!

Jun 06, 2018
Maximizing Your Dinner Time - Podcast 276
28:49

Quality time for couples and families is one of the best things to help us stay connected and yet it can be one of the hardest things to accomplish in our busy, fast paced culture we live in. This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about quality time in marriage and different ways to find quality time. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss practical ways to maximize your dinner time for quality time.

Tune in to learn more!  

RESOURCES

Jun 05, 2018
One Thing Podcast Episode 1: Do you ever wonder how those couples who grow old together do it?
02:20

Marriage is hard and life is busy. Which is why we need real, practical reminders of ways to build an awesome marriage. In these short One Thing Podcast episodes Dr. Kim Kimberling shares one practical thing you can do today to invest in your marriage.

Please enjoy today’s One Thing Podcast Episode!

Jun 04, 2018
Best of Podcast: Your Best Us- Marriage is Easier Than You Think Interview with Ted Lowe
37:22

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great response we received from it the first time it aired. In this podcast special guest Ted Lowe joins Dr. Kim. Ted Lowe is a speaker, blogger, and the director of MarriedPeople, the marriage division at The reThink Group (also known as Orange), a non-profit organization devoted to influencing those who influence the next generation. In this podcast episode Dr. Kim & Ted talk about Ted’s book “Your Best Us: Marriage is Easier Than You Think.” This book shows couples how to create a better marriage by understanding simple truths.

Tune in to learn more about how to be your best “us!”

Jun 02, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- How do I know if my spouse and I need to see a Marriage Counselor?: Podcast 275
11:32

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: How do I know if my spouse and I need to see a Marriage Counselor?

Tune in to find out!

 

May 31, 2018
Family Abuse - Podcast 274
27:41

Abuse in families is something that happens too often. As Christians, it’s hard to know how to navigate abuse with grace and yet respect for yourself and protection for yourself and your family. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina tackle this difficult topic and provide some encouragement for those dealing with the trauma of abuse.

Tune in to learn more!  

May 29, 2018
How To Keep This Distraction From Messing Up Your Marriage: Technology
37:09

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because it’s probably the biggest distraction in most marriages today. In our culture today screens and technology are everywhere and although that provides for many blessings, it can also be a very real and very addictive distraction. In this podcast Nils, Christina, and Dr. Kim share real life examples and give ideas on healthy boundaries that can help protect your marriage from this distraction.

Tune in to learn more about how to keep technology from messing up your marriage!

May 26, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- How do I find a good counselor who can truly fix my marriage?: Podcast 273
14:45

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: How do I find a good counselor who can truly fix my marriage?

Tune in to find out!

May 24, 2018
Family Speaking Negatively About Your Spouse - Podcast 272
30:57

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

Tune in to learn more!  

May 22, 2018
Best of Podcast: Healing After Bad Decisions
38:01

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because it’s an issue that we all face at some point in our marriage: having to heal after bad decision making. In this podcast Dr. Kim & Christina share real life examples and personal stories of what it looks like to heal well after bad decisions and how to rebuild trust in your marriage after bad decisions have been made.

Tune in to learn more about healing after bad decisions!

May 19, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- Is addiction grounds for separation?: Podcast 271
14:30

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: Is addiction grounds for separation?

Tune in to find out!

May 17, 2018
Choosing Marriage: Interview with Debra Fileta - Podcast 270
40:47

Today on the podcast we welcome back special guest Rhonda Stoppe. Debra is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in dating, marriage, and relationship issues.

Debra joins Dr. Kim as they talk about Debra’s new book, Choosing Marriage. In her book, Choosing Marriage, Debra talks about the beautiful exchange that occurs when spouses learn what it means to choose “we” before “me.” Her book is super practical and sure to help many couples! It walks through 8 significant choices involved in taking marriage from hard to great.

Tune in to learn more about these 8 choices that could impact your marriage in great ways!

 

May 16, 2018
Family Drama - Podcast 269
41:43

Family drama. We’ve all been through it and it can be so draining! Family drama can also take a huge toll on your marriage. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss family drama, why it exists, and how to deal with it in healthy ways that keep your marriage intact.

Tune in to learn more about how to deal with family drama!  

May 15, 2018
That Christian Vlogger: Interview with Justin Khoe
41:16

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great response we received from it the first time it aired. In this podcast special guest Justin Khoe joins me. Justin Khoe runs the YouTube channel "That Christian Vlogger" where he posts weekly videos talking about things that come up in daily life for Christians. In this podcast episode Justin joins Dr. Kim as they talk about what it looks like to be a vlogger and how it impacts his marriage.

Tune in to learn more!

May 12, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim - What can we do to get our teens to be obedient and respectful?: Podcast 268
20:31

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: What can we do to get our teens to be obedient and respectful?

Tune in to find out!

 

May 10, 2018
Family Invading Your Personal Life - Podcast 267
35:01

Does your family ever intrude on your personal life? This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking all about family issues. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the issue of family invading your personal life and how to deal with it.

Tune in to learn more!  

 

May 08, 2018
Best of Podcast: How To Keep This Distraction From Messing Up Your Marriage Work
33:10

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because the majority of couples struggle with this issue and learning how to keep this distraction from messing up your marriage just may be the key to saving it. In this podcast Dr. Kim & Christina talk about the distraction of work and how to make sure work doesn’t cause trouble for your marriage. They share practical tips and ways to overcome common problems when it comes to work life balance.

Tune in to learn more about how to keep the distraction of work from messing up your marriage!

May 05, 2018
3 Ways to Leave & Cleave- Way 3: Podcast 266
21:47

Do you know what it means practically to leave your family and cleave to your spouse? In this 3 part series Dr. Kim shares practical ways to leave and cleave. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 3rd and final way today: depend on your spouse spiritually.

Tune in to learn more!

May 04, 2018
3 Ways to Leave & Cleave- Way 2: Podcast 265
25:38

Are your family ties causing marital conflict?  In this 3 part series Dr. Kim shares practical ways to leave and cleave. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 2nd way today: establish boundaries.

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

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 3rd way to leave and cleave!

May 03, 2018
3 Ways to Leave & Cleave- Way 1: Podcast 264
19:35

Do you know what it means practically to leave your family and cleave to your spouse? Are your family ties causing marital conflict? So many couples don’t know what it looks like practically to fulfill this call of leaving and cleaving that God sets for us. In this 3 part series Dr. Kim shares ways to practically leave and cleave. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 1st way today: physical distance.

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

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 2nd way to leave and cleave!

May 02, 2018
Leaving and Cleaving Defined - Podcast 263
37:18

What exactly does it mean to leave and cleave in a marriage? Why does God call us to do this? This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking all about family issues. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss what it means to leave and cleave and the importance of it in order to have a healthy, thriving marriage that God intended.

 

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

May 01, 2018
Best of Podcast: A Fierce Love- Interview with Shauna Shanks
37:28

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because it covers a topic that pains a lot of marriages; the difficult subject of infidelity and pornography. In this podcast special guest Shauna Shanks joins Dr. Kim. Shauna Shanks is a wife, mother, entrepreneur and writer. In this podcast episode they talk about her book “A Fierce Love” and how a terrible tragedy in her marriage pushed her near to God and changed her life forever.

Tune in to learn more about how to have a fierce love!

 

 

 

Apr 28, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- How can we stop fighting about money?: Podcast 262
18:21

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: How can we stop fighting about money?

Tune in to find out!

Apr 26, 2018
Avoiding The Greener Grass Syndrome: Interview with Nancy C. Anderson - Podcast 261
36:56

Today on the podcast we have special guest Nancy C. Anderson. Nancy is an award-winning writer. She and her husband Ron have been married for 40 years.

Nancy joins Dr. Kim as they talk about her new book, Avoiding The Greener Grass Syndrome. Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome focuses on how to grow an affair-proof marriage by establishing and maintaining 6 protective hedges around it.

Affair-proofing marriages is something we are very passionate about here at Awesome Marriage so we are thrilled to have Nancy on the podcast with us today talking about this important topic!

Apr 25, 2018
Protecting Your Marriage From An Emotional Affair - Podcast 260
32:25

Is your marriage at risk to an emotional affair online? This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about guarding your marriage online. Because technology and the internet are so infused in our daily lives, we have to put smart boundaries in place to guard our marriages from the temptations it poses. One of the biggest temptations being: starting up an emotional affair. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss protecting your marriage from emotional affairs online.

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

Apr 24, 2018
Best of Podcast: Loveable - Interview with Kelly Flanagan
35:11

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great response we received from it. In this podcast special guest Kelly Flanagan joins Dr. Kim. Kelly is a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker. In this podcast episode they talk about Kelly’s book Loveable which is all about embracing what is truest about you, so that you can embrace your life.

Tune in to learn how you can embrace what is truest about you and how it can impact your marriage for the better!

Apr 21, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- How am I supposed to know if I found the right person to marry? Podcast 259
20:30

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: How am I supposed to know if I found the right person to marry?

Tune in to find out!

Apr 19, 2018
Protecting Your Marriage From the Woes of Comparison Online- Podcast 258
31:55

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

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

Apr 17, 2018
Best of Podcast: The Don’ts of Preparing for Marriage
22:57

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because preparing for marriage is a big step that you don’t want to miss. A lot of couples get so caught up in preparing the wedding that they forget to prepare for an awesome marriage. In this podcast Nils, Christina, and Dr. Kim share the the “don’ts” of preparing for marriage. They share real life stories about what we wish we hadn’t done and practical advice on what to avoid as you prepare for marriage.

Tune in to learn the “don’ts” of preparing for marriage!

Apr 14, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- Why should I, as a woman, initiate sex with husband? Podcast 257
12:25

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: Why should I, as a woman, initiate sex with husband?

Tune in to find out!

Apr 12, 2018
Real-Life Romance: Interview with Rhonda Stoppe - Podcast 256
50:27

Today on the podcast we welcome back special guest Rhonda Stoppe. Rhonda is an author and speaker dedicated to helping women live life with no regrets. She has more than 30 years of experience as a marriage mentor, pastor’s wife, author and speaker.

Today Rhonda joins Dr. Kim to talk about her new book, Real-Life Romance. Real-Life Romance is a book made up of 25 stories of couples who have found extraordinary love. Rhonda shows how in each case God was at work in the hearts of His people.

Tune in to be inspired by these love stories!

Apr 11, 2018
Protecting Your Marriage By Watching What You Post- Podcast 255
27:15

Is what you post online hurting your marriage? This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about guarding your marriage online. Because technology and the internet are so infused in our daily lives, we have to put smart boundaries in place to guard our marriages from the temptations it poses. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss protecting your marriage by being cautious about what you post online.

Tune in to learn more about appropriate posting in your marriage!  

 

Apr 10, 2018
Best of Podcast: The Dos of Preparing for Marriage
27:06

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because preparing for marriage is one of the most important things you will ever do. In this podcast Nils, Christina, and I share the “do’s” of preparing for marriage. They share practical advice on what to do as you prepare for the big day and the even bigger days ahead after the big day.

Tune in to learn the “dos” of preparing for marriage!

Apr 07, 2018
3 Ways to Protect Your Marriage Online- Way 3: Podcast 254
17:54

If we aren’t intentional about protecting our marriage from online sins, we leave ourselves way too vulnerable to serious issues. In this 3 part series Dr. Kim shares ways protect your marriage online. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 3rd and final way today: get serious about boundaries.

Are you being serious about online boundaries? Tune in to learn more!

Apr 06, 2018
3 Ways to Protect Your Marriage Online- Way 2: Podcast 253
18:19

Is your marriage at risk online? In this 3 part series Dr. Kim shares ways to protect your marriage online. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 2nd way today: get physical.

Tune in to learn why it’s important that you get physical in order to provide protection in your marriage!  

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 3rd way to protect your marriage online!

Apr 05, 2018
3 Ways to Protect Your Marriage Online- Way 1: Podcast 252
18:52

Is your marriage at risk to online sins and damage? Are you doing everything you need to in order to protect your marriage online? If we aren’t intentional about protecting our marriage online, we open ourselves up to some real and potentially marriage breaking issues. In this 3 part series Dr. Kim shares ways to protect your marriage online. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 1st way today: get spiritual.

Tune in to learn more about how to protect your marriage online!   

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 2nd way to protect your marriage online!

Apr 04, 2018
Protecting Your Marriage From Porn - Podcast 251
37:46

Are you actively protecting your marriage from porn? This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about guarding your marriage online. The internet and technology is a wonderful thing, but for all it’s wonder and usefulness it also has a dark side. Because technology and the internet are so infused in our daily lives, we have to put smart boundaries in place to guard our marriages from the temptations it poses. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss protecting your marriage from porn and why it’s something everyone needs to be serious about in their marriage.

Tune in to learn more about protecting your marriage from porn!  

Apr 03, 2018
Best of Podcast: Stop Fighting Against Your Spouse & Start Fighting for Your Marriage
30:00

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great response we received the first time it aired. In this podcast Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina talk about how to turn your fighting in marriage around. They share real and practical ways to stop fighting your spouse and start fighting for your marriage.

Tune in to learn how to stop fighting with your spouse!

 

Mar 31, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- Why do women play games instead of telling us what they want?: Podcast 250
13:09

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: Why do women play games instead of telling us what they want?

Tune in to find out!

Mar 29, 2018
Subtle Marriage Killers: Discounting Your Spouse’s Feelings & Opinions - Podcast 249
30:03

There are subtle things that can eat away at a marriage. Are you prepared to guard against these things? Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the subtle marriage killer of: discounting your spouse’s feelings and opinions. The real trouble with this issue is most of us do not even realize that we are doing it! In this episode Dr. Kim helps define what this is and what it can look like and how to avoid it in your marriage.

Tune in to learn more about this subtle marriage killer and how to avoid it!

Mar 27, 2018
Best of Podcast: Be All In, Even When They Aren’t
27:06

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great response we received the first time it aired. In this podcast Dr. Kim and Nils talk about how to be all in your marriage even if your spouse isn’t. Things can seem hopeless when your spouse has seemingly checked out of your marriage but no marriage is beyond God’s repair and putting your best foot forward is your best shot to save your marriage.

Tune in to learn more about how to be all in for your marriage!

Mar 24, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- What does and does not constitute as abuse in marriage? Podcast 248
18:38

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: What does and does not constitute as abuse in marriage?

Tune in to find out!

Mar 22, 2018
Subtle Marriage Killers: Not Considering Your Spouse - Podcast 247
25:07

None of us intend to not consider or think of our spouse, but it certainly happens. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the subtle marriage killer of: not considering your spouse. They share practical examples and real life stories.

What all does this marriage killer entail and how can you guard your marriage from it? Tune in to find out!   

Mar 20, 2018
Best of Podcast: Hope and Freedom After Betrayal- Interview with Lynn & David Cherry
48:10

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because it’s a topic that pains a lot of marriages. This message can bring a lot of help and healing to couples who need it. In this podcast special guests Lynn & David Cherry join Dr. Kim. Lynn is an author and speaker. Lynn and David have been married 25 years and have walked through some incredibly difficult trials in marriage and came out the other side a happy couple.

In this podcast they talk about Lynn & David’s journey and Lynn’s book Keep Walking, 40 Days to Hope and Freedom after Betrayal.

Tune in to learn more about how to find hope and freedom after betrayal!

Mar 17, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- My spouse says they don’t feel loved by me. How can I make them see I love them?: Podcast 246
12:48

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: My spouse says they don’t feel loved by me. How can I make them see I love them?

Tune in to find out!

Mar 15, 2018
Subtle Marriage Killers: Constant Complaining - Podcast 245
26:16

There are subtle things that can eat away at your marriage. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina discuss the subtle marriage killer of: constant complaining. We are all tempted to complain in marriage but there is a point where it becomes a real issue that can be very harmful. In this episode Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina share real life stories and practical tips for how to guard your marriage from this marriage killer.

Is complaining an issue in your marriage? Tune in to find out!   

Mar 13, 2018
Best of Podcast: Meet with Your Heavenly Father- Interview with Craig & Rachel Denison
42:03

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great response we received the first time it aired. In this podcast special guests Craig & Rachel Denison join Dr. Kim. Craig and Rachel Denison are a husband and wife team. Together they created First15, a fifteen minute devotional that leads you into a fresh encounter with God's presence every day through worship, a devotional thought and guided prayer.

In this podcast they talk about their journey and First15 Org and how making time to meet with God every day will transform your life and your marriage.

Tune in to learn more about the importance of spending time with God and what that can look like practically!

 

Mar 10, 2018
3 Ways to Make Time for Your Spouse- Way 3: Podcast 244
19:43

If we aren’t intentional about spending time together, it won’t happen. In this 3 part series Dr. Kim shares ways to make time for your spouse despite the busyness of life. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 3rd and final way today: cultivate a common interest.

Are you cultivating a common interest with your spouse? Do you know how to do that well? Tune in to learn more!

Mar 09, 2018
3 Ways to Make Time for Your Spouse- Way 2: Podcast 243
19:16

Are you making time for your spouse? In this 3 part series Dr. Kim shares ways to make time for your spouse despite the busyness of life. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 2nd way today: pray together routinely.

Tune in to learn why it’s important that you do this with your spouse and how it will benefit your marriage!  

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 3rd way to make time for your spouse!

Mar 08, 2018
3 Ways to Make Time for Your Spouse- Way 1: Podcast 242
21:35

Is your spouse a top priority for you? Most of us would say so, but having an awesome marriage takes intentionality. If we aren’t intentional about spending time together, it won’t happen. In this 3 part series Dr. Kim shares ways to make time for your spouse despite the busyness of life. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 1st way today: have a regular date night.

Tune in to learn more about how to practically implement this into your schedule!   

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 2nd way to make time for your spouse!

Mar 07, 2018
Subtle Marriage Killers: Busyness - Podcast 241
30:35

This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about subtle marriage killers. All couples have good intentions of having a happy and healthy marriage but so many of us get off track and there are subtle things that can eat away at your marriage. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina discuss the subtle marriage killer of: busyness. In our fast paced culture busyness affects us all but what would it look like if we made sure life’s demands didn’t take away from our marriage? In this episode Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina share real life stories and practical tips for how to guard your marriage from this marriage killer.

How can you guard against busyness in marriage? Tune in to find out!   

Mar 06, 2018
Best of Podcast: Prayer & Patience
23:30

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great response we received the first time it aired. This has been one of our most listened to podcasts of all time and it has an important message that could save a lot of marriages. In this podcast Dr. Kim and Christina talk about how prayer and patience can help heal a marriage that’s in trouble. Dr. Kim and Christina share personal examples and real life stories of how these two things have the potential to make all the difference for your marriage.

Tune in to learn more about prayer and patience in marriage!

Mar 03, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- Is it okay for grown men to play video games?: Podcast 240
14:24

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: Is it okay for grown men to play video games?

Tune in to find out!

 

Mar 01, 2018
Culture Traps: Pleasure Over Purpose - Podcast 239
27:19

Culture traps can plague marriages and families. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss one trap all want to say we don’t fall into but that far too many of us do and that is: that we shouldn’t accept those who think differently than we do.

Tune in to learn more about how to fight this culture trap!  

Feb 27, 2018
Best of Podcast: Withholding Forgiveness- Interview with Craig & Rachel Denison
40:37

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great response we received the first time it aired. In this podcast special guests Craig & Rachel Denison join Dr. Kim. Craig and Rachel Denison are a husband and wife team. Together they created First15, a fifteen minute devotional that leads you into a fresh encounter with God's presence every day through worship, a devotional thought and guided prayer.

In this podcast they talk about one habit that often leads to divorce: withholding forgiveness. They break down the importance of forgiveness and how to make sure you have a grace-filled marriage full of healing and renewal.

Tune in to learn more about forgiveness and how to forgive practically in marriage!

Feb 24, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- As Christians what is okay and not okay to do when it comes to sex in marriage?: Podcast 238
15:38

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: As Christians what is okay and not okay to do when it comes to sex in marriage?

Tune in to find out!

Feb 22, 2018
Culture Traps: Pleasure Over Purpose - Podcast 237
29:42

Culture traps can plague marriages and families. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the culture trap of: pleasure over purpose. Our culture values pleasure and seeking pleasure over purpose and purposeful decisions and a purposeful life. In this podcast they share how culture pushes this and how it can hurt your marriage if you fall into this trap.

Tune in to learn more about how to fight this culture trap!  

 

Feb 20, 2018
Best of Podcast: Separate Things
31:02

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great impact it had the first time it aired. In this podcast Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina discuss one habit that leads to divorce. The habit of: separate things. Whether it’s separate bank accounts, beds, or lives there is no place for certain “separates” in a marriage.

Tune in to learn more about this habit and how to avoid “separate things” in your marriage and embrace unity!

Feb 17, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- How involved should we be in our children’s dating process and choices?: Podcast 236
19:10

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: How involved should we be in our children’s dating process and choices?

Tune in to find out!



Feb 15, 2018
Culture Traps: Sex Is The Ultimate - Podcast 235
34:27

Culture influences all of us, but as Christians we shouldn’t believe everything our culture tells us. Culture traps can plague marriages and families. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina discuss the biggest culture trap: the belief that sex is the ultimate. They share how culture pushes this and how it can hurt your marriage if you believe this lie.

Tune in to learn more about how to fight this culture trap!  

Feb 13, 2018
Best of Podcast: Habits of Healthy Couples HABIT 1 Showing Affection - Interview with Lynn & David Cherry
33:18

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because it’s timely with Valentine’s Day approaching next week. In this podcast special guests Lynn & David Cherry join Dr. Kim. Lynn is an author and speaker and writes devotions at Shoreline Church in Austin TX. She writes about motherhood, marriage, and moving forward after betrayal.

In this podcast they talk about showing affection in marriage. They share biblical insights and practical advice on how to show affection in marriage and how to keep your marriage healthy.

Tune in to learn more about how to show affection well in your marriage!

Feb 10, 2018
3 Ways to Honor Your Spouse- Way 3: Podcast 234
10:20

If you want to have a healthy, happy marriage it is important to honor our spouse. But what does it mean to do that? How can we practically honor each other? This week Dr. Kim shares 3 ways to honor your spouse. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 3rd and final way today: honor God first.

Tune in to learn why honor God first will help you to honor your spouse well!  

Feb 09, 2018
3 Ways to Honor Your Spouse- Way 2: Podcast 233
13:51

If you want to have a healthy, happy marriage it is important to honor our spouse. But what does it mean to do that? How can we practically honor each other? This week Dr. Kim shares 3 ways to honor your spouse. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 2nd way today: don’t correct them.

Tune in to learn why it’s important not to correct your spouse and how it can make a huge impact on your marriage if you learn to honor your spouse in this way!  

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 3rd way to honor your spouse!

 

Feb 08, 2018
3 Ways to Honor Your Spouse- Way 1: Podcast 232
14:55

If you want to have a healthy, happy marriage it is important to honor our spouse. But what does it mean to do that? How can we practically honor each other? This week Dr. Kim shares 3 ways to honor your spouse. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 1st way today: treat them like a cherished friend.

Tune in to learn more about what it means to treat your spouse like a cherished friend!   

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 2nd way to honor your spouse!

Feb 07, 2018
Culture Traps: Career Over Family
29:10

This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about culture traps that can affect your marriage. Culture influences all of us, but as Christians we often need to fight some aspects of culture to live life God’s way. God’s Kingdom is upside down when it comes to the world. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss one common culture trap: that your career is more important than your family. They share how culture pushes this and how it can affect marriages.

Tune in to learn more about how to fight this culture trap!  

Feb 06, 2018
Best of Podcast: Sex & Secrets
25:55

This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because of the great response we received the first time it aired. In this podcast Nils, Christina, and Dr. Kim discuss two big habits that lead to divorce. They talk about sex and secrets. Sex issues and secrecy are often intertwined and these issues can destroy a marriage.

Tune in to learn how to avoid these issues and bad habits in your own marriage!

Feb 03, 2018
Reasons Your Sex Life Isn’t Awesome: You Aren’t Putting Enough Effort in Outside the Bedroom - Podcast 230
28:56

Many couples struggle with sex in their marriage. Sex is a gift from God and His plan for you and your marriage is for your sexual relationship with your spouse to thrive! Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina share about one reason your sex life might be lacking: if you aren’t putting enough effort in outside the bedroom. What happens outside the bedroom is just as important as what happens inside the bedroom when it comes to intimacy. In this podcast Dr. Kim & Christina share practical advice and tips on how to make sure you are connecting with your spouse other than just sexually and how to invest in your marriage in a way that benefits your sexual relationship.

Tune in to learn more about how to to make sure your sex life is awesome!

 

Jan 30, 2018
Best of Podcast: If I marry the right person, we’ll always be in love- Interview Rhonda Stoppe
41:20

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because this lie is a big reason many couples get divorced. In this podcast the podcast special guest Rhonda Stoppe joins Dr. Kim. Rhonda Stoppe is an author and speaker dedicated to helping women live life with no regrets.

In this podcast Rhonda joins Dr. Kim as they talk about the myth that: If I marry the right person, we’ll always be in love. They share what love really is and how you can have an awesome marriage through the changes of life.

Tune in below to learn more about this myth and how to keep it from corrupting your marriage!

Jan 27, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- We have a son and worry about him growing up in this sex crazed culture. What can I do to protect him? Podcast 229
15:29

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: We have a son and worry about him growing up in this sex crazed culture. What can I do to protect him?

Tune in to find out!

Jan 25, 2018
Reasons Your Sex Life Isn’t Awesome: Lack of Communication - Podcast 228
28:35

Many couples struggle with sex in their marriage. Sex is a gift from God and His plan for you and your marriage is for your sexual relationship with your spouse to thrive! Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina share about one reason your sex life might be lacking: lack of communication. This issue is one of the biggest sources of sex issues in marriage. In this podcast Dr. Kim & Christina share practical advice and tips on how better communicate about sex in marriage.

Tune in to learn more about how to to make sure your sex life is awesome!

Jan 23, 2018
Best of Podcast: If my spouse would change, I’d be happy- Interview Rhonda Stoppe
40:40

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because way too many couples fall into the trap of believing this myth. In this podcast the podcast special guest Rhonda Stoppe joins Dr. Kim. Rhonda Stoppe is an author and speaker dedicated to helping women live life with no regrets.

Rhonda joins Dr. Kim as they talk about Rhonda’s latest book: If My Spouse Would Change, I’d Be Happy.

Tune in below to learn more this marriage myth and how to keep it from corrupting your marriage!  

Jan 20, 2018
3 Ways to Practice True Monogamy- Way 3: Podcast 227
17:22

Earlier this week on the podcast we shared one big reason your sex life might not be awesome: if you aren’t practicing true monogamy. To dive further into this important topic we are going to give you ways to practically practice true monogamy in your marriage. We will be discussing 3 ways to practice true monogamy. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 3rd and final way today: build up your spouse physically and sexually and no one else.

Tune in to learn more about how to practice true monogamy to better your sex life!  

Jan 19, 2018
3 Ways to Practice True Monogamy- Way 2: Podcast 226
12:11

Earlier this week on the podcast we shared one big reason your sex life might not be awesome: if you aren’t practicing true monogamy. To dive further into this important topic we are going to give you ways to practically practice true monogamy in your marriage. We will be discussing 3 ways to practice true monogamy. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 2nd way today: take your thoughts captive for Christ.

Tune in to learn more about how to practice true monogamy to better your sex life!  

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 3rd way to practice true monogamy!

Jan 18, 2018
3 Ways to Practice True Monogamy- Way 1: Podcast 225
16:14

Earlier this week on the podcast we shared one big reason your sex life might not be awesome: if you aren’t practicing true monogamy. To dive further into this important topic we are going to give you ways to practically practice true monogamy in your marriage. We will be discussing 3 ways to practice true monogamy. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 1st way today: watch what you allow yourself to see.

Tune in to learn more about how to practice true monogamy to better your sex life!  

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 2nd way to practice true monogamy!

Jan 17, 2018
Reasons Your Sex Life Isn’t Awesome: You Aren’t Practicing True Monogamy- Podcast 224
26:14

Many couples struggle with sex in their marriage. Sex is a gift from God and His plan for you and your marriage is for your sexual relationship with your spouse to thrive! Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina share about one reason your sex life might be lacking: if you aren’t practicing true monogamy. True monogamy isn’t just not having an affair; it’s so much more than that. Dr. Kim & Christina define true monogamy and explain why if you aren’t practicing this you’re missing out on God’s greater plan for sex in your marriage. They give practical advice and tips on how to practice true monogamy.

Tune in to learn more about how to to make sure your sex life is awesome!

Jan 16, 2018
Best of Podcast: The Wife’s Role
29:26

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because in a culture that rejects roles it’s so important that we understand biblical roles and why God created us the way He did. In this podcast Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina discuss the wife’s role. They share what the wife’s role is, why it’s nothing to be ashamed of, and how to be obedient to God’s purposes for wife’s.

Tune in below to learn more about the wife’s role in marriage!

Jan 13, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- I am a Christian woman in a Christian marriage but I feel like I lead our marriage and family even though I want my husband to. What do I do?: Podcast 223
10:37

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: "I am a Christian woman in a Christian marriage but I feel like I lead our marriage and family even though I want my husband to. What do I do?"

Tune in to find out!

Jan 11, 2018
Reasons Your Sex Life Isn’t Awesome: Past Abuse - Podcast 222
35:11

Many couples struggle with sex in their marriage. Sex is a gift from God and His plan for you and your marriage is for your sexual relationship with your spouse to thrive! Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina share about one reason your sex life might be lacking: they discuss past abuse and how that can affect the sexual relationship. They share practical advice on what to do to find healing if you or your spouse has experienced this and how to get to a place where you enjoy sex the way God intended.

Tune in to learn more about how to to make sure your sex life is awesome!

Jan 09, 2018
Best of Podcast: The Husband’s Role
45:56

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because in a culture that rejects roles it’s so important that we understand biblical roles and why God created us the way He did. In this podcast Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina discuss the husband’s role. They share what the husband’s role is, what it isn’t, and how to be obedient to God’s purposes for husbands.

Tune in below to learn more about the husband’s role in marriage!

 

Jan 06, 2018
Ask Dr. Kim- I have a feeling that my husband is having an affair. What do I do?: Podcast 221
14:18

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: I have a feeling that my husband is having an affair. What do I do?

Tune in to find out!

Jan 04, 2018
Reasons Your Sex Life Isn’t Awesome: Mental or Health Issues- Podcast 220
20:57

Many couples struggle with sex in their marriage. Sex is a gift from God and His plan for you and your marriage is for your sexual relationship with your spouse to thrive! Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina share about one reason your sex life might be lacking: they discuss mental and health issues that can affect sex. They share practical advice on what to do if you experience one of these issues in your marriage.

Tune in to learn more about how to to make sure your sex life is awesome!

Jan 02, 2018
Best of Podcast: Cherishing Your Spouse: Interview with Gary Thomas
56:22

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because of the incredible feedback we received.

In this podcast we have special guest Gary Thomas on the Podcast. Gary Thomas is a bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others.

Gary joins Dr. Kim today as they talk about Gary’s new book Cherish and how this one word could change everything for your marriage.

Tune in below to learn more about cherishing your spouse!

 

RESOURCES

Be sure to check out Gary’s blog for more great insights from him. You can connect with Gary on Facebook and Twitter.

You can purchase Cherish here.

Dec 30, 2017
Ask Dr. Kim- My spouse and I can’t agree on anything. How do we fix this?: Podcast 219
13:56

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: My spouse and I can’t agree on anything. How do we fix this?  

Tune in to find out!

Dec 28, 2017
Dealing with Seasons of Waiting- Podcast 218
24:39

This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about growing through the seasons of life in marriage.

 

Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina share about seasons of waiting. We all walk through seasons of waiting and it’s important to learn how to deal with waiting in a healthy way.

 

Tune in to learn more about how to best go through seasons of waiting!

Dec 26, 2017
Best of Podcast: When You Feel Like You’ve Outgrown Each Other: Interview with Chris Beall
28:55

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because of the incredible feedback we received.

In this podcast we have special guest Pastor Chris Beall with Dr. Kim. Chris Beall is the Oklahoma City Campus Pastor at LifeChurch.tv. Chris also oversees half of the OKC metro LifeChurch.tv campuses. Chris is married to Cindy Beall.

Chris joins Dr. Kim as they talk about the struggle of when couples feel like they have outgrown each other. They discuss barriers to closeness in marriage and how to stick together even when things are tough.

Tune in below to learn more about what to do when you feel like you’ve outgrown each other!

 

RESOURCES


You can connect with Pastor Chris on Facebook and on Twitter.

Dec 23, 2017
Ask Dr. Kim- We struggle with jealousy in our marriage. How can we overcome it?: Podcast 217
09:48

This is an Ask Dr. Kim segment on the Awesome Marriage Podcast. People submit their questions about love, relationships, and marriage to Dr. Kim and he answers them.

In this episode Dr. Kim answers the question: We struggle with jealousy in our marriage. How can we overcome it?

Tune in to find out!

Dec 21, 2017
Your Best Us- Marriage is Easier Than You Think: Interview with Ted Lowe- Podcast 216
37:25

Today on the podcast we welcome special guest Ted Lowe. Ted Lowe is a speaker, blogger, and the director of MarriedPeople, the marriage division at The reThink Group (also known as Orange), a non-profit organization devoted to influencing those who influence the next generation. Ted has been married to his wife Nancie for 22 years and they have 3 children.

Ted joins Dr. Kim today as they talk about Ted’s new book “Your Best Us: Marriage is Easier Than You Think.” Ted’s book shows couples how to create a better marriage by understanding simple truths.

Tune in below to learn more about how to become your best “us!”

 

RESOURCES


You can purchase Ted’s book here. You can also read more great insights from Ted about marriage on his blog here!

Dec 20, 2017
Seasons of Transitions- Podcast 215
31:06

This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about growing through the seasons of life in marriage.

Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina talk about seasons of transition. They share real life examples and personal stories of what seasons of transitions look like and how to navigate them together in a healthy way.

Tune in to learn more about how to best go through seasons of transition!

Dec 19, 2017
Best of Podcast: Dealing with Miscarriage & Other Loss: Interview with Tommy Brown
34:01

This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because so many couples are affected by this tragedy.

In this podcast we have special guest Tommy Brown with Dr. Kim. Tommy Brown is a pastor, writer, speaker and financial development strategist.

Tommy joins Dr. Kim today as they talk about a topic is one that pains a lot of couples: miscarriage and other reproductive loss.

Tune in below to learn more dealing with miscarriage and other loss in marriage.

 

RESOURCES

You can download Tommy’s spiritual memoir, ‘God Remains,’ of his wrestling with their miscarriage here for free. For more great insights from Tommy you can check out his website. You can connect with Tommy on Facebook and on Twitter.

Dec 16, 2017
Year End Goal Setting- How to Track Goals Together: Podcast 214
12:15

This week on the podcast we are doing a mini series on goal setting. Each day we will be focusing on a topic surrounding setting goals as a married couple. Today’s topic is: how to track goals together.

Tune in to learn more how you can track goals for better success with your spouse!

Dec 15, 2017