Anatomy of Marriage

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The Anatomy of Marriage Podcast traces the almost failed marriage of the hosts, Melanie and Seth Studley, and explores parallel stories of other marriages with similar struggles.

Episode Date
Vulnerability, Anger, Meditation, Mindfulness, Anxiety, and More
36:22

Seth and I explore what vulnerability looks like in our marriage, how to be responsible with your vulnerability, negative self-talk, tools to deal with anxiety, mindfulness, anger, meditation and SO MUCH MORE! 

Don't forget to visit marriagesupply.com and use promo code 10fromAOM to get10% off until August 31st.

Also, check out some of our favorite resources 

Braving The Wilderness, by Brene Brown 

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life, by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Joyce Meyer Podcast 

AND... don't forget to get your free printable ANGER IS A CONSTRUCT POSTER!!! at anatomyofmarriage.com  

Jun 22, 2018
A Podcast for your partner!
23:28

Seth and I created an episode for our listeners who have partners that are just not that into the Anatomy Of Marriage podcast…..yet!!

In this episode we talk about our story, how we survived domestic abuse, how we came out stronger and happier on the other side, and why we thought sharing the hardest parts of our journey was podcast worthy. There are clips from Season one and so much more!

We hope that this helps your partner get hooked on AOM, and don’t forget that this is a GREAT episode to share with friends as well!!!    

You can also WATCH THIS VIDEO on our YouTube Channel!!

And Here are links to the resources referenced in today's episode! 

anatomyofmarriage.com

Season #1 Workbook 

Letting Go pdf

Clearing Structure

 

Jun 19, 2018
Patreon Supported Video #1: The Summer Of Summers
16:06

This is a sneak peek of our ALL NEW Patreon Supported Video Series, available to listeners who donate $15 or more to our Patron each month!

Today Seth and I talk about our fear of school ending, what it is like when kids walk in on you “connecting and pleasing”, our summer plans for 2018, why Seth has stopped touching me, and so much more!

Next week we are doing an MTV Cribs style tour of Studley Manor, don't miss it! Head over to www.patreon.com/anatomyofmarriage and become a supporter of the pod today!! 

 

Jun 15, 2018
Family Of Origin Video Pod: Genograms, Fusion, Triangulation, Expectations, Undifferentiated Family Ego Mass, And More
48:13

Seth and I dive into his Marriage and Family Therapy text books to look at the Bowenian approach to Family Systems Therapy and how it applies to Family Of Origin. 

Jun 14, 2018
Big News About Our YouTube Channel And Our Thoughts On Contraceptives
22:22

Today Seth and I are excited to share some big news for the Anatomy Of Marriage Podcast, we aslo talk all about contraceptives, what we like, what we don’t like, and why we need to be having more open conversations about them! #slimetime

If you want more information about the different types of contraceptives available, please speak to your medical provider, or you can head over to optionsforsexualhealth.org and see what they have to say about it.

AND.....visit Marriagesupply.com to check out their amazing selection of marital enhancers and don't forget to use promo code 10fromAOM at check out for 10% off your purchase, good through August 31st!   

Jun 12, 2018
Sex Therapy With Deb Thomas, Part 3: Menopause, Testosterone, Lube, Intimacy Retreats, And More
32:07

Seth and I conclude our conversation with the wonderful Deb Thomas, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Sexuality and Family Systems. A few of the things that we cover include Menopause, Testosterone, changes that come with an empty nest, lube, Intimacy Retreats and SO MUCH MORE!

Check out Deb’s Blog Post, 'Help For Wives in Sexual Dispar(ity)' on our website!

And...please rate and review our show on iTunes, 400 here we come!!!!

Jun 07, 2018
Sex Therapy With Deb Thomas, Part 2: Coping With An Empty Nest, Creating Family "Nap Time", Creating A Yes, No, Maybe List, And More
36:49

Seth and I continue our Sex Therapy conversation with the wonderful Deb Thomas, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Sex Therapy and Family Systems.

Today we talk about creating a Yes, No, Maybe list for Intimacy, childbirth and intimacy, family “naptime”, coping with an empty nest and SO MUCH MORE, enjoy!

Don't forget to rate and review our show on iTunes, this helps new listeners find the show! 

 

Jun 05, 2018
Sex Therapy With Deb Thomas, Part 1: How To Prepare For Better Sex, Understanding The Sexual Complexity Of The Mind, Body, Emotional, And Spiritual Self
41:35

Seth and I sit down with the wonderful Deb Thomas, a Marriage and Family Therapist who also specializes in Sexuality and Family Systems. Deb helps us understand our bodies, why sex is like Thanksgiving Dinner, and how sexuality is impacted by mind, body emotions and spirit. We think that y’all are really going to love what Deb has to say!

And if you are enjoying the podcast please don’t forget to give us a rating and a review on iTunes, that helps other couples and individuals find us!

May 31, 2018
Sex & Intimacy Series: Night Of Pleasure, Being A High Desire Wife, & Finding Your Path To Connection
30:06

On Today's Listener Questions Episode Seth and I answer y’alls questions about how to create your very own Night Of Pleasure (N.O.P), why undressing in front of your husband can sometimes feel objectifying (well, to me anyway), and what to do if you are a high desire wife. We also talk about how we have changed during the Sex & Intimacy Series!

To learn more about Dr. Tina’s Passion For Life Couples Intimacy Retreats head to http://nwioi.com/retreats/  seriously... DO IT!!!!!


Also, please consider supporting our show financially by visiting https://www.patreon.com/anatomyofmarriage today! When you help us, we can help you! 

And if you can't donate financially please help us out by sharing our show with friends and family and rating and reviewing our show on iTunes

 

May 30, 2018
Sexy Marriage Radio Roundtable With Dr. Corey Allan & The Marriage Podcast For Smart People: Best & Worst Marriage Advice, Debunking Happy Wife Happy Life, And More
33:22

Seth and I sit down with Dr. Corey Allan and his wife Pam of Sexy Marriage Radio, as well as Caleb and Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele from the Marriage Podcast For Smart People, to talk about the best and worst marriage advice that we have received over the years.

We also talk debunk the ‘happy wife, happy life’ myth, talk about snowplow parenting, teamwork, and SO MUCH MORE!

Learn more about Pam and Dr. Corey Allan by visiting their website www.simplemarriage.net  and be sure to subscribe to their podcast, Sexy Marriage Radio, on iTunes

You can find out more about Caleb and Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele by visiting www.onlyyouforever.com and by listening to the Marriage Podcast For Smart People. 

And PLEASE don't forget to rate and review our show on iTunes!! 

May 24, 2018
Sex & Intimacy Series: Vibrators, Premarital Sex, Honeymoon Sex, Oral sex, Modeling Healthy Sexuality In The Home, And More
37:12

In this Listener questions Episode Seth and I tackle lots of really big topics that range from the use of vibrators in marriage to better ways of modeling healthy and balanced sexuality in your home and for your children.

You won’t want to miss it!

Please consider supporting us financially by visiting www.patreon.com/anatomyofmarriage and giving a monthly donation that will help make the continuation of this show possible! 

 

May 22, 2018
Dr. Snyder, Author Of Love Worth Making: Great Sex, Inter-abled Couples, Sexual Differentiation, Verbal Intimacy, And More
50:24

Seth and I called up Dr. Stephen Snyder, a Sex and Relationship Therapist in Manhattan and the author of, Love Worth Making; How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship.

We talked about all sorts of amazing things like Sexual Differentiation, Verbal Intimacy, Inter-abled Relationships, Sex Knots, Neurological differences and SO MUCH MORE!

Check out Dr. Snyder's wonderful book HERE and learn more about his work by visiting loveworthmaking.com

If you are enjoying the Anatomy Of Marriage Podcast PLEASE rate and review our show and share it with your friends! 

 

May 15, 2018
Tony And Alisa DiLorenzo From One Extraordinary Marriage Podcast: Scheduling Sex, Quickies, Rattlesnakes, And More
54:25

Seth and I called up Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo of One Extraordinary Marriage Podcast and had a BLAST talking about everything from quickies to scheduling sex, and we promise that y'all are going to love their wisdom, insight and HUMOR!! 

Check them out at www.oneextraordinarymarriage.com

And if you haven't already rated the Anatomy Of Marriage podcast in iTunes please head on over and rate the show, this really helps people to find us!

May 11, 2018
Sex & Intimacy Series, Episode #4: Sex Therapy With Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers, Trust Your Body, Why People Are Afraid Of Therapy, Why Stick Figure Adam And Eve Aren't Good For Us, And More
38:51

In our final Sex Therapy Session with the AMAZING Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers we talk about why people are afraid to go to therapy, listening to and trusting your heart and body, why churches in the U.S. have stick figure depictions of Adam and Eve and a TON more!!


If you would like to learn more about Dr. Tina and her work head on over to

www.tinaschermersellers.com,

http://www.thankgodforsex.org/,

or http://nwioi.com/

you can also find her book Sex, God & The Conservative Church wherever books are sold.

And please rate and review the podcast by heading over to iTunes 

 

May 08, 2018
Listener Questions: Self Pleasure Without Pornography, Mindful Masturbation, Creating A Healthy Idea Of Sexuality, And More
36:08

In today’s Listener Questions Episode Seth and I answer a single question about pornography as well as the topics of mindful masturbation, creating a healthy idea of our sexuality as individuals and in marriage and so much more! 

You won’t want to miss this one... and you also WON'T want to listen with kids around!!

For more free Tools and Resources visit our website https://anatomyofmarriage.com/ 

May 03, 2018
Sex & Intimacy Series, Episode #3: Sex Therapy With Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers, Your Relationship Can't Live Ignored, Self Acceptance In Marriage, The Impact Of Media On Healthy Relationships, And More
35:36

Seth and I continue our Sex Therapy Session with Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers but this week we step back and let her wisdom take center stage! 

We talk about the impact of not seeing positive examples of relationships in the media and in culture, the importance of nurturing our marriages and making them a priority, self acceptance in marriage, and so much more.

To learn more about Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers and her amazing work head over to   

www.tinaschermersellers.com

http://www.thankgodforsex.org/

Or check out her book Sex, God & The Conservative Church 

If you find value in our show please consider supporting us financially by visiting https://www.patreon.com/anatomyofmarriage

 

 

May 01, 2018
Listener Questions: Low Sex Drive, Pornography, Loss Of Desire, Loss Of Trust, Reframing Negative Situations, And More
26:03

Seth and I answer your questions about low sex drive, loss of desire for your partner, grieving the loss of trust in your marriage and how to reframe a negative situation to get positive results.

If you have a question that you would like us to answer on the show send it in to anatomyofmarriage@gmail.com  

And if you would like to support what we are doing please head over to https://www.patreon.com/anatomyofmarriage and become an AOM Patron!!

 

 

Apr 26, 2018
Sex & Intimacy Series, Episode #2: Sex Therapy With Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers, Healthy Sexuality, Talking About Sex With Your Partner, Dealing With Past Sexual Rejection, And More
40:13

Seth and I continue our Sex Therapy Session with the amazing Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers!

In this episode we talk about how to reclaim healthy sexuality, how past rejection can shut couples off sexually, talking about sex with your spouse in a new and constructive way, what we teach our children about sexuality with our silence and SO MUCH MORE!

To learn more about Dr. Tina or to find Certified Sex Therapist near you visit nwioi.com 

And if the Anatomy Of Marriage Podcast has been helpful to you please consider supporting the show financially! Visit patreon.com/anatomyofmarriage and support what you LOVE! 

Apr 24, 2018
Listener Questions: Rethinking Purity Culture, Sexual Shame And Guilt, Sharing Your Sexual Past, And More
29:09

Seth and I answer your questions about Purity Culture, shame vs. guilt in our relationships, how to share your sexual past with a future partner and so much more! 

If you have a question for the podcast click here to send it in! 

And don't forget to share the podcast with your community, your church and your friends! 

 

Apr 19, 2018
Sex & Intimacy Series, Episode #1: Stay In Your Body, Sex Therapy With Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers, Tapping Into Your Sexual Self, Spontaneous And Responsive Desire
40:10

Seth and I let y'all be a fly on the wall during our Sex Therapy Session with the amazing Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers.

We talk about... how to get out of your own head when it comes to pleasure, tapping into your sensual self, spontaneous vs. responsive desire, how insecurity can stop connection and so much more!!

To learn more about Dr. Tina’s work visit NWIOI.com, and be sure to check our her book Sex, God & The Conservative Church

If you find our show helpful please consider supporting us financially, visit https://www.patreon.com/anatomyofmarriage and help make the Anatomy Of Marriage Podcast possible! 

Apr 17, 2018
Listener Questions: In-Laws, Family Of Origin, Being A Team In Marriage, And More
36:14

Seth and I answer your questions about in-laws, being a team in marriage, Family of Origin Issues and so much more! 

Don't forget to rate and review the show on iTunes and please share the podcast with your friends! 

 

Apr 11, 2018
The Tools Of Marriage: The Importance Of Community During Divorce, Loss Of Church, And More
41:00

Seth and I explore the importance of Community in relationships. We hear from Beth, a listener who shares her story of how her community rallied around her and her daughter during a hard season in their life. Seth and I also talk about what the loss of our 10 year church community has meant to us and we share ways to build your own community.  

Apr 03, 2018
Listener Questions: Addiction, Trust, Adult Attachment Disorder, Sex Negativity, Emotional Triggers, and More
39:00

Today Seth and I answer YOUR questions about Addiction, Trust, Adult Attachment Disorder, How to unlearn the negative things that the church has taught us about Sex, How to deal with the emotional triggers that come with healing from hurtful confessions, and so much more!

 

If you have a question please send it to anatomyofmarriage@gmail.com or submit your question through our website

 

Episode Resources:

Sex, God & The Conservative Church by Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD

Depth Of Echoes Podcast by our amazing friend Rayah! 

 

Mar 27, 2018
The Tools Of Marriage: Communication, Scapegoating, & Conflict
37:41

Seth and I talk about the different ways that we communicate in relationships, everything from chemicals in newborn babies to the partial scapegoating that I do in our own marriage.

We also try and figure out why our past communication attempts have often ended in conflict! 

If you are having a difficult time communicating with your partner head over to our website and try our free Clearing Structure Pdf, print it and hang it on the bedroom wall if you have to, no shame!   

A HUGE THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS! 

If you would like to support what Seth and I are doing head over to our Patron Page!  

Mar 20, 2018
Adult Attachment Disorder
35:35

Seth shares his unexpected journey into the world of Adult Attachment Disorder and y'all are gonna want to grab your tissues for this one. He cries, I cry, but it is worth all the runny mascara in the world to witness the understanding and healing that is taking place in Seth and in our marriage. 

Tell us what you think about this episode and don't forget to send in your questions!

 

Mar 14, 2018
ANATOMY OF MARRIAGE VIDEO RELEASE!!
35:35

Seth and I talk about the making of our mini documentary with Zoltan of Unseen Creative and how we were both a bit nervous that our kids would behave badly while filming it!   

Seth also shares some insight behind our Unexpected Special Episode that will come out tomorrow that is all about Seth's journey with Adult Attachment Disorder, a thing that he didn't even realize he was struggling with until 2 days ago! 

We also talk about LOTS more like the all new Anatomy Of Marriage Team, why we feel stupid at birthday parties and SO MUCH MORE! 

DON'T FORGET TO... Check out the Anatomy Of Marriage mini documentary HERE! 

 

 

 

Mar 13, 2018
Tools Of Marriage: Expectations, Feeling Needy, Nodal Events, Stop Thoughts And More
42:33

Seth and I answer listener questions and a our very first listener voicemail!!

This weeks questions include:

How do you have a Growth Mindset around the topic of faith?

How do you manage Expectations vs. Needs and feeling Needy?

What is the Difference between Biblical Counseling and Secular Therapy?    

We also talk about Nodal Events, Solution Focused Therapy and STOP THOUGHTS! 

Check out anatomyofmarriage.com for more tips and tools and don't forget to rate, review and share the podcast with your friends!  

 

Mar 05, 2018
The Tools Of Marriage: Growth Mindset With Dr. Gail Saltz and Dr. Dan Siegel
42:46

Melanie and Seth tackle the often forgotten world of having a Growth Mindset in marriage. They talk with Dr. Gail Saltz who also appeared in episode #1 and they revisit a conversation from episode #9 of season one with Dr. Dan Siegel. 

Learn more about Anatomy Of Marriage Sponsors and guests:

Today’s sponsor: Picniic.com. visit picniic.com/getstarted and use promo code: PODPIC for 30 days of Picniic Premium free!

Gail Saltz: http://drgailsaltz.com/

Dan Siegel: http://www.drdansiegel.com/ https://www.mindsightinstitute.com/

Ellen Langer: Mindfulness over matter Clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XQUJR4uIGM&t=3s

Carol Dweck: Developing a Growth Mindset https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiiEeMN7vbQ&t=339s

The School Of Life How Parent Yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBXZojt6dpM

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski On Responding To Stress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aDXM5H-Fuw

Feb 27, 2018
The Tools Of Marriage: Compassion & Forgiveness, Healing From An Affair
46:33

This week Melanie and Seth explore the tools of Compassion and Forgiveness with amazing guests Robb and Jackie, who walk listeners through their journey of healing from an affair. They share their insights and wisdom all while being a beautiful example of real life compassion and forgiveness at work.     

AND...If you like what we are doing please rate or review the show on iTunes! 

Today’s Sponsor Picniic.com, use promo code: PODPIC for 30 days of Picniic Premium free!

 

 

Feb 20, 2018
The Tools Of Marriage: Self Awareness, with Cody Jefferson, Ryan Michler, and Dr. Gail Satlz
47:11

Melanie and Seth are back with the Anatomy Of Marriage Season #2: The Tools Of Marriage, and today they are talking all about the tool of Self Awareness with amazing guests Cody Jefferson, Ryan Michler, and Dr. Gail Saltz. Together they talk through the issues that can arise when we do not know yourselves deeply and authentically. 

 

Learn more about Anatomy Of Marriage sponsors and guests:

Today’s Sponsor: Picniic.com, use promo code PODPIC for 30 days of Picniic Premium free!

Cody Jefferson: embracethelion.org

Ryan Michler: orderofman.com

Dr. Gail Saltz: drgailsaltz.com

The School Of Life: An Instruction Manual to Oneself  

Miracle Morning: miraclemorning.com

Motivational Interviewing information

Feb 14, 2018
Q+A: Letting Go, Boundaries In Strained Relationships, And Finding Peace
15:05

Seth and I explore the idea of "letting go" with the help of a worksheet that Seth uses with his clients. This letting go concept helps individuals to create personal boundaries around strained relationships as well as bringing a sense of peace to those who practice it.

Click HERE to visit our website and get the "Letting Go" PDF! 

Today's show is brought to you by picniic.com

Visit picniic.com/getstarted and use promo code:PODPIC for 30 days of Picniic Premium free!  

 

 

Jan 17, 2018
Q+A: What Children Can Teach Us About Marriage, Resolving Conflict, & Clearing Structure
21:12

Today we are hitting on two different marriage ideas that are both kid related. BUT... you don't have to be a parent to learn from this episode! In the first half I (Melanie) talk to our 10 year old son about using the "Clearing Structure" to resolve a conflict that he and I were having.

In the second half of the show we talk about the ways that our children can often display undesirable behaviors that WE TUAGHT THEM!! Ouch!   

If you haven't already downloaded the Clearing Structures PDF, what are you waiting for?! And don't forget to rate and review the podcast and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about us! 

Jan 09, 2018
Q+A: How To Confess
14:49

Today Seth and I explore the tricky landscape of confessions, how to do them, when to do them, and where to do them. If you have something to confess to your partner DO NOT make the same mistakes that we made.

As always visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get free resources and tools and to learn more about what we are up to, and don't forget to RATE & REVIEW OUR SHOW! 

Jan 05, 2018
Q+A: Resolving Conflict With Voice Memos AND Slowing Down Monkey Brain
17:02

This Week Seth and I explore the use of recording our thoughts when we are upset vs. talking about them face to face.

We came across this idea sort of by accident a few months back and it helped us out TREMENDOUSLY! We share our very first voice recording with you and some of the different ways that we can calm our monkey brain by using this voice recording method. 

Don't forget to visit our website at anatomyofmarriage.com to see what we are up to and to get the Clearing Structure PDF to use along with the Voice Recording method, you won't regret it!!   

Jan 03, 2018
Q+A: How to know what you are truly feeling, Clearing Structure & Communication
25:49

Today Seth and I talk about "Clearing Structures" OR "I Statements", you will remember them from Episode #8 all about Communication where we tried "I Statements" out and I was TERRIBLE at them!!  

In this episode things get a little more serious than we expected, but it turns out to be for the better in the end. 

Head on over to our Facebook Page to get a special Clearing Structure PDF that we made JUST FOR YOU! 

And don't forget to send us YOUR QUESTIONS for the next Q+A! 

 

Dec 29, 2017
Q+A: Deception, Pornography And Coping With Crisis.
15:22

Seth and I discuss the feelings that I experienced directly after Seth’s confession of lying and looking at pornography and offer up some helpful advice on how to handle this particular crisis in your marriage.

WARNING: There is some unsavory language in this episode but I bleeped it out for you!!

We hope that you enjoy this episode, to get your question answered on Anatomy Of Marriage Q+A head over to anatomyofmarriage.com or hit us up on Facebook and Instagram!

See ya next week!

Dec 26, 2017
Q+A: Surviving The Holidays And Your In-laws
11:43

In today's Q+A Session Seth and I offer up a few tips and tools for navigating the holiday season without losing your freaking mind! Some of our tips include... Being on the same team, looking for what is good, and talking about your triggers with your spouse BEFORE you go to your in-laws house, am I right?

We hope that y'all find this Q+A helpful, if you do please rate the show on iTunes and leave us a review! And don't forget to visit our website anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE Season 1 Workbook!

We will be back for another Q+A on Tuesday, but in the mean time send in YOUR questions and let Seth and I answer them on the show! 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! 

 

 

Dec 23, 2017
Closing Prayer
49

Just in case you need it ;-) 

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook! 

Dec 19, 2017
Conclusion
03:53

Some closing thoughts about the Audio Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 12, Owning Our Part to Play
15:12

Discover how to own your crap and be a better spouse all around by diving into the complex rabbit hole of admitting and acknowledging your faults and flaws in a productive way!

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 11, Domestic Violence
04:38

A short and simple episode designed to help those in need and to inform those who might be able to help, please don’t skip this, listening to it may empower you to be there for someone who is deeply hurting or stop a cycle of pain in your own marriage.

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 10, Mental Health
18:18

Dive deeper into your mental health and how it shapes your marriage, and then make a plan to be stronger in your mental health game together with your spouse!

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 9, Identity
08:14

Explore why you “are the way you are” by talking and thinking about how you formed your identity and what shapes your identity.

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 8, Communication
13:47

Uncover the secrets of your communication style and figure how to better communicate with your spouse!

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 7, Sex!
21:37

Dive deeper into the often hidden space that is sexuality and explore the reasons behind your comfort or discomfort around sex, then… tell your spouse how you love to love them!

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 6, Expectations
08:35

Take some time to explore the expectations that you and your spouse have for each other that might be totally unspoken.

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 5, The Science of Love
05:09

Celebrate all of the love chemicals with your spouse, this one is lighthearted and easy, so ENJOY IT!

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 4, Experiences
09:29

Take a minute to walk through how your experiences or your partner's experiences have changed you, and this can sometimes be a tough one, so bring out the Kleenex!  

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 3, Differences
06:37

Take some time to discover the bio-psychosocial-spiritual differences that pop up in your marriage, but play nice!

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 2, Family of Origin
07:00

Dive deeper into your behaviors and relationship tendencies with this exploration into family of origin.

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Chapter 1, Examining a Failing Marriage
13:37

Melanie helps you begin the process of examining your own marriage, where are you doing great and where could you use some improving?

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Anatomy Of Marriage Audio Workbook DISCLAIMER
01:50

Boring, but necessary. 

Dec 19, 2017
Anatomy Of Marriage Audio Workbook Opening Prayer
47

Just in case you need it ;-) 

Dec 19, 2017
We're Back!!!!
03:30

Melanie shares what she and Seth have been up to (mostly building the website anatomyofmarriage.com AND getting ready for Season 2!) she also explains the ALL NEW Anatomy Of Marriage Audio Workbook!   

Visit anatomyofmarriage.com to get your FREE downloadable PDF Workbook!

Dec 19, 2017
Welcome to The Anatomy Of Marriage Audio Workbook!
01:00

Melanie has been hard at work creating The Anatomy Of Marriage Audio Workbook to help you and your spouse better understand your amazing and complex relationships! 

Get your FREE downloadable Companion PDF Workbook at anatomyofmarriage.com 

Dec 19, 2017
#12 Only Ourselves to Blame
24:25

Melanie and Seth sum up the impact that this 8-year journey has had on their marriage and talk through what things they did wrong individually and what things they did right as a couple. They share the marriage hacks that saved their relationship, as well as advice from the many couples and therapists that they interviewed along the way.

 

Links and Sponsors:

http://strongermarriages.com/podcast

Dr. Dan Siegel:
http://drdansiegel.com/
www.mindsightinstitute.com/

Mike McHargue:
mikemchargue.com/
www.theliturgists.com/
findinggodinthewaves.com/

Dr. Corey Allan:
simplemarriage.net/
simplemarriage.net/naked-marriage/

Dr. Caludia Grauf-Grounds:
drclaudiagg.com/

Leslie Vernick:
http://leslievernick.com/

Les and Leslie Parrott:
http://symbiassessment.com/

Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers:
http://nwioi.com/
tinaschermersellers.com/
www.amazon.com/Sex-God-Conservat…nservative+church

Apr 25, 2017
#11 Hide the Guns: With Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds And Leslie Vernick
37:09

Melanie and Seth step into the darkest part of their journey as they share their story of domestic violence in hopes that it will help shed light on this terrible reality. Melanie admits to being physically abusive and violent to Seth in their marriage and they talk through some of the thoughts and feelings that they had during those tumultuous times with Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds, Leslie Vernick and a few very brave friends who you'll remember from previous episodes.

 

Links and Sponsors:

http://strongermarriages.com/podcast

Leslie Vernick:
http://leslievernick.com/

Dr. Caludia Grauf-Grounds:
http://drclaudiagg.com/

Apr 18, 2017
#10 At My Lowest Point: With Dr. Les And Leslie Parrott
32:46

In this week's episode things start to take a darker turn as Melanie and Seth explore the world of mental health and talk about the impact that it has had in their marriage. Seth shares a story of self harm, an anonymous friend shares her battle with depression, and Melanie and Seth walk through some of the early signs in their marriage that they really needed help. Les and Leslie Parrott of Seattle Pacific University also join in the conversation and share their thoughts about the impact that mental health has on relationships.

 

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Les and Leslie Parrott:
http://symbiassessment.com/

Apr 10, 2017
#9 Am I Really Like That? With Mike McHargue from The Liturgist Podcast And Ask Science Mike, Dr. Dan Siegel, And Dr. Les And Leslie Parrott
33:25

This week Melanie and Seth explore the daunting topic of Identity and share the ways that not having a strong sense of self has totally messed up their marriage. They are joined by Dr. Les and Leslie Parrot of Seattle Pacific University, Dr. Dan Siegel of the Mindsight Institute, and Mike McHargue from The Liturgist Podcast/Ask Science Mike as they try to untangle this crazy mess. 

 

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http://strongermarriages.com/podcast

Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott: 
www.symbisassessment.com/

Dr. Dan Siegel:
http://www.drdansiegel.com/ 
https://www.mindsightinstitute.com/

Mike McHargue:
http://mikemchargue.com/
http://www.theliturgists.com/
http://findinggodinthewaves.com/

Apr 04, 2017
#8 That Wasn't a Story: With Dr. Dan Siegel, Matt and Kristie MacDonald of Vocal Few, And Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott
38:13
Seth and Melanie talk about talking. . . sort of. Join the discussion with guests Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott of Seattle Pacific University, Dr. Dan Siegel of the Mindsight Institute, and the musical couple Matt and Kristie MacDonald of Vocal Few as they untangle the wackiness that is Communication and try to make sense of it all. 
 

Links and Sponsors:

http://strongermarriages.com/podcast

Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott: www.symbisassessment.com/

Matt and Kristie MacDonald:
www.vocalfew.com/
https://www.theclassiccrime.com/

Dr. Dan Siegel:
http://www.drdansiegel.com/ 
https://www.mindsightinstitute.com/

Mar 28, 2017
BONUS #7.2 It's Really Complicated: With Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers, Dr. Corey Allan, And Dr. Les and Leslie Parrot
36:03

Melanie explores why intimacy and sexuality are so hard to talk about with Dr. Less and Leslie Parrot of Seattle Pacific University, Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers of The Northwest Institute on Intimacy, and Dr. Corey Allan from Sexy Marriage Radio. She also walks through the healing process of past sexual abuse in marriage from several different view points. And talks with Dr. Tina about how we can view sexuality as a banquet instead of a bowl of cereal.

 

Links and Sponsors:

http://strongermarriages.com/podcast

Les and Leslie Parrott:
www.symbisassessment.com

Dr. Corey Allan:
http://simplemarriage.net/
http://simplemarriage.net/naked-marriage/

Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers:
http://nwioi.com/
http://tinaschermersellers.com/

Tina’s Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Sex-God-Conservative-Church-Intimacy/dp/1138674982/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483392854&sr=8-1&keywords=sex+god+and+the+conservative+church

 

 

Mar 21, 2017
#7 Don't Turn the Lights On: With Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers of The Northwest Institute on Intimacy, And Dr. Corey Allan of Sexy Marriage Radio
37:02

Melanie and Seth pull the covers off of the private world of sex and intimacy with the amazing Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers of The Northwest Institute on Intimacy, and Dr. Corey Allan of Sexy Marriage Radio. Together they explore the ways that our flawed understanding of sexuality can negatively impact our intimate relationships and how changing the way that we understand and view our own bodies can produce great things for our marriage. Seth and Melanie also share what it was like to go on a 4-day intimacy retreat!

 

Links and Sponsors:

http://strongermarriages.com/podcast

 

Dr. Corey Allan:
http://simplemarriage.net/
http://simplemarriage.net/naked-marriage/

Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers:
http://nwioi.com/
http://tinaschermersellers.com/

Tina’s Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Sex-God-Conservative-Church-Intimacy/dp/1138674982/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483392854&sr=8-1&keywords=sex+god+and+the+conservative+church

Mar 21, 2017
#6 You Should Know This Already: With Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott And Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds
34:14

Seth and Melanie run head first into the complex world of expectations with Nichole and Charlie who talk about family expectations, Ally who shares what she expected of herself after becoming a wife, and some insightful kids who try to define the word expectation for Melanie. They are also joined by Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott and Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds.

 

Links and Sponsors:

http://strongermarriages.com/podcast

Dr. Caludia Grauf-Grounds:
https://drclaudiagg.com/

 

Les and Leslie Parrott:
www.symbisassessment.com

Mar 14, 2017
#5 The Science of Love: With Mike McHargue From The Liturgist Podcast And Ask Science Mike, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr.Corey Allan, And Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds
34:09

Melanie releases her inner nerd as she explores the science behind relationships. Today's guests include Dr. Dan Siegel who talks all about neurobiology, Mike McHargue from Ask Science Mike who examines our relationships through brain science, Dr.Corey Allan who explores the chemicals of attraction and the ever wonderful Dr. Claudia Grauf Grounds who shares her insight about nurturing pair bonds. Melanie also sits down with Seth who has yet another confession that makes her question everything.

 
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Dr. Caludia Grauf-Grounds
www.drclaudiagg.com

 
Mar 07, 2017
#4 What Do We Do Now?: With Dr. Les And Leslie Parrott, And Dr. Claudia​ Grauf-Grounds
37:08

Melanie and Seth investigate the way that our experiences shape our marriages as they talk with couples about topics ranging from the loss of a parent at an early age, the diagnosis of autism, and domestic violence in the home, just to name a few. Joining them in this episode are Dr. Les and Leslie Parrot and Dr. Claudia​ Grauf-Grounds of Seattle Pacific University.

 
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Feb 28, 2017
#3 Who Taught You to Hold a Knife Like That?: With Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds, And Dr. Les And Leslie Parrott
32:48

Seth and Melanie tread cautiously through the delicate landscape of differences as they explore why their own marriage has looked more like a smoothie than a fruit salad. Once again we hear from Claudia​ Grauf-Grounds and Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott of Seattle Pacific University as well as author and interpersonal neurobiologist Dr. Dan Siegel from the Mindsight Institute in Santa Monica California.

 

Links and Sponsors:

http://strongermarriages.com/podcast
Les and Leslie Parrott: http://www.symbisassessment.com/
Seattle Pacific University: http://spu.edu/
Dr Dan Siegel: http://www.drdansiegel.com/
Mindsight Institute: https://www.mindsightinstitute.com

 

 

Feb 21, 2017
#2 Marriage Starts at Birth: With Dr. Les And Leslie Parrott, And Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds
35:12

Seth and Melanie dive into the tangled world of Family of Origin and discover how deeply connected our marriages are to the lives and choices of our parents. They talk with Marriage and Relationship experts Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott, Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds Professor and director of clinical training and research at Seattle Pacific University, as well as Seth’s grandma and Melanie’s childhood neighbor Nichole and her husband Charlie.

 

Links and Sponsors:

http://strongermarriages.com/podcast
Les and Leslie Parrott: http://www.symbisassessment.com/
Seattle Pacific University: http://spu.edu/

 

Feb 14, 2017
#1 I Would Rather Be Divorced: With Leslie Vernick
35:34

Hosts Melanie and Seth Studley take us back in time to investigate their nearly failed marriage and begin the process of uncovering why marriages really succeed and fail. They talk with author, speaker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Leslie Vernick as well as a mother of 6 who is going through a divorce and older children of a divorced family. If you would like to contact our team regarding advertising or have questions please email us at podcast@strongermarriages.com   

 

Links and Sponsors:

http://strongermarriages.com/podcast
Leslie Vernick: http://www.leslievernick.com/

Feb 14, 2017