Awesome Marriage Podcast

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Awesome marriages don't happen on accident and far too many couples are just surviving their marriage when it was meant to thrive. This is the place where we give you practical tips on how to build an awesome marriage. Our passion is to help you strengthen your marriage. Dr. Kim Kimberling hosts the show. He is the President of Awesome Marriage he has been married for 45 years and has been a professional counselor for 35 years. He is the author of 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage and 14 Keys To Lasting Love. Dr. Kim is joined by his co-host Christina Dodson. Christina is the COO of Awesome Marriage. She has been married for 8 years. Her and her husband are church planters and love ministering to married couples. Tune in each week to hear practical ways on how to have an awesome marriage! This podcast is brought to you by the ministry of Awesome Marriage.

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How To Have A Thriving Relationship with a 6 | Ep. 390

January 14, 2020 • 53m

We are continuing our Enneagram Series with Beth McCord talking about How to Have A Thriving Relationship with an Enneagram 6. For the next several weeks Beth will be breaking down some real, practical tips for being married to each Enneagram number.    If you are married to a 6 this is YOUR episode. But even if you aren’t married to a 6, we know you will find this episode helpful in learning more about your 6 friends. Part of loving people is knowing people. So use this series as a tool to know your people better, understand them deeper, and love them better.    Beth McCord founded ‘Your Enneagram Coach’ and has been an Enneagram speaker, coach and teacher for over 17 years. She is seriously the best of the best so we are so blessed to have her share her time and expertise with us.    Having been trained by the best Enneagram experts and pouring hundreds of hours into advanced certifications, Beth is leading the industry in simplifying the deep truths of the Enneagram from a Biblical perspective. Beth does one-on-one coaching, in-person events and workshops and online courses. She also offers training and support for those interested in becoming an Enneagram coach. So make sure you give her a follow on Instagram @yourennegramcoach and check out her website yourennegramcoach.com for more great info.    We pray you enjoy learning more about 6s in this episode!  Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode and get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox!    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!    NOTEWORTHY QUOTES “Type 6s are reliable, hardworking, dutiful, and very steady people to be around.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s can foresee problems that might be coming and they’re fiercely loyal to those that they love.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s do really well with groups; they want the best for everyone.” - Beth McCord “The core fear of a Type 6 is fear itself, being without support or security.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s core weakness is anxiety.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s are constantly scanning the horizon of life trying to predict and prevent negative outcomes, especially worst case scenarios.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s can stay in a constant state of apprehension and worry.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s don’t have an inner critic, they have an inner committee that is constantly telling them all the outcomes to a situation.” - Beth McCord “The core longing of a Type 6 is to hear ‘You are safe and secure.’” - Beth McCord “There’s a wide range of different types of Type 6s, it’s a complex personality type.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s have so much good discernment, they just don’t trust it.” - Beth McCord “A healthy Type 6 has an amazing sense of humor, is witty, and engages in great conversations.” - Beth McCord “When a Type 6 is struggling they can be over-reactive, anxious, skeptical, and suspicious.” - Beth McCord “Have patience and kindness when communicating with a Type 6 and strive for clarity.” - Beth McCord “Know when you’re communicating with a Type 6 the more ambiguous and unclear you are the more they fear that something bad is happening.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s are always thinking; their mind does not stop.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s need time to process and seek advice before making a decision so it can be difficult to put a Type 6 under pressure.” - Beth McCord “If a Type 6 sees someone not being genuine or honest, that can really set them off.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s can smell someone who is fake from a mile away.” - Beth McCord “Being lied to or the possibility of being abandoned will set a Type 6 off.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s are immediately going to think of the worst case scenario.” - Beth McCord “If you’re in a relationship with a Type 6, try to realize that they could spin out at any moment at any time from anything, so the more clarity you can bring to a situation, the better.” - Beth McCord “Knowing your personality type and knowing how you best can bring clarity to a conflict situation with a Type 6 is super helpful.” - Beth McCord “Listen to your Type 6; don’t judge them for their anxiety and fears.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s want to know that their spouse is a safe place for them to share their inner fears and anxieties without being judged.” - Beth McCord “Type 6s are the glue of society; they are loyal, committed, and keep us together.” - Beth McCord   SPONSORS   Thank you to Honoring Intimates for sponsoring this podcast episode! Honoring Intimates is a safe place for believers to learn about marital sex and shop for the highest quality lubricant, lotions, and lingerie items at reasonable prices. There are no inappropriate images on the site and the company uses mannequins to display their lingerie. Use the code “AWESOMEMARRIAGE” to receive 20% off your entire order.    RESOURCES Find everything you need at becomingus.com! Including the course for YOUR marriage’s Enneagram combination. Beth & Jeff have a ‘Becoming Us Course’ for each couple type combination. That is 45 courses customized for each couple type combination. They go deeper into the “dance” (relational dynamics) and give you practical resources and insights to help transform your marriage.  Buy ‘Becoming Us’ today!  Not sure what your Enneagram Type is? You can take the free assessment here! Also be sure to take the FREE MARRIAGE ASSESSMENT here.  Learn more about each type with this FREE SUMMARY!  Check out more great insights by Beth on her blog.  Discover your Enneagram number with the Discovering You course. Already know your Enneagram Type? Then it’s time to take a deeper dive with the Explore You course.  You can get some one-on-one coaching with Your Enneagram Coach here.  Want to talk about sex?! Take our Love Making Survey to open up the way for you and your spouse to work towards better sex and intimacy in marriage! This month’s resource is our Love Making Survey and it is designed to help you have a safe, genuine conversation about your sex life with your spouse. This survey is a nonthreatening way to evaluate your sex together. The questions are designed to get you thinking about all aspects of your love making and to shed light on ways your sex could be more satisfying. Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email, text, or podcast here! 

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Top 10 Marriage Mistakes: Mistake #1 | Ep. 412

May 05, 2020 • 29m

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina wrap up our Top 10 Marriage Mistakes Series by talking about the #1 Marriage Mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages which is a lack of respect.    Do you feel slighted or torn down by your spouse? Do you feel like your dignity is often bruised by how your spouse treats you? Well, we pray this episode can lead you to have some real, honest conversations with your spouse and that it will be the first step towards change for your marriage.    Maybe you are thinking - this isn’t an issue for you. Don’t tune out! A lack of respect is a big issue in many marriages and the most destructive part of this is that most people aren’t aware they are being disrespectful.    Most people aren’t conscious of the fact that they are disrespecting their spouse. There are lots of subtle ways we often treat others with a lack of respect. So tune it to hear how you can grow in this area.    Dr. Kim shares practical advice on how to better respect your spouse.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.      Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode and get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox!    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!    SPONSORS   Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order!    RESOURCES Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email, text, or podcast here!   

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Grief & The Holidays | Ep. 369

October 17, 2019 • 31m

The holidays can highlight grief and loss in our life. It’s a time that is centered around nostalgia, memories, and family. So it’s no surprise that the holidays can bring up a lot of grief for people who have experienced loss.  In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about grief and how to support each other as a married couple as one or both of you grieve.  NOTEWORTHY QUOTES “During the holidays, set aside time to think about the person you’ve lost. ” - Dr. Kim “Don’t smother your feelings, take time to grieve your lost loved one.” - Dr. Kim “Don’t feel like you have to say the perfect thing to your grieving spouse. Just be there for them.” - Dr. Kim “The way you deal with grief is by going through it.” - Dr. Kim “You can cling to the promises of God found in the Bible when you’re grieving.” - Christina “Jesus shows us that it’s ok to grieve.” - Dr. Kim “God can handle your questions and anger.” - Christina “Everyone experiences grief differently.” - Dr. Kim “Give your spouse lots of grace as they grieve.” - Dr. Kim “You can’t fix the situation for your spouse but you can walk with them through it.” - Dr. Kim SPONSORS Thank you to Plant Package for sponsoring this podcast episode! With Plant Package, the prep work of gardening is done for you. Plant Package is delivered straight to your door with easy instructions on how to plant your fun new plant that even someone with a black thumb could execute! Plant Package selects durable seasonal plants, an appropriate and stylish container, sends just the right amount of soil and plant food, and includes instructions for assembly and plant care. The Plants can thrive indoors or outdoors – the choice is yours! Use the code “awesome” to receive a FREE Starter Kit with your order. Starter kits include gardening gloves, a gardening shovel, and farm hand’s soap. Simply select “ADD STARTER KIT” and enter the code AWESOME on the payment checkout page.  RESOURCES Need help building unity in your marriage? Snag our brand new resource Diary of An Awesome Marriage: The Couple’s Unity Building Journal today! This resource is a 23 page PDF, with 9 sections on common areas that marriages. Each section has questions for you to reflect on, pray about, answer, and then discuss with your spouse. Get closer by getting more unified on the things that matter! Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email, text, or podcast here!  Dr. Kim’s new book, 14 Keys to Lasting Love, came out earlier this year. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, what are you waiting for? Order here now. 

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Top 10 Marriage Mistakes: Mistake #3 | Ep. 409

April 21, 2020 • 42m

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the #3 marriage mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages, which is little or no physical intimacy.   Can you think of the last time you touched your spouse? How often do the two of you physically touch? How much of that touching means something and provokes intimacy?   Do you feel more like roommates than lovers? Than this episode should prove useful to your marriage! If you aren’t facing this issue now, it may come in the future. So we pray you glean some wisdom and encouragement from this episode.  Dr. Kim gives some practical tips and insight into this issue that so many of us face in our marriage.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode and get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox!    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!    NOTEWORTHY QUOTES “Physical intimacy is not always sexual.” - Christina Dodson “God designed sex to not only help us procreate but also for enjoyment.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “You have to define what a ‘normal’ amount of times to have sex looks like for you in your marriage. I would encourage that you be intimate at least once a week.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “Tender touch has to be non sexual sometimes for us ladies to feel loved.” - Christina Dodson “Having non sexual touching in your marriage actually makes your sex life better.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “There is a spiritual aspect to sex that we have as Christians. Don’t feel weird about connecting God to sex, He’s the one who invented it; he’s not a prude!” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “When you’re single the Devil tries to keep you in the bed, when you’re married the Devil tries to keep you out of the bed.” - Christina Dodson “Having a good sex life in marriage is one way to affair-proof your marriage.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “Your spouse does not define you, God does.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “Most of the time it’s the husband’s initiating sex so I encourage wives to initiate sex every now and then, it will mean a lot to your husband.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling   SPONSORS   Thank you to Harvest House Publishers for sponsoring this episode promoting Love In Every Season. Grab your copy of Love In Every Season today!    RESOURCES Take time to pray daily for your husband and call upon the One who can create real change in his life with our brand new resource 15 Daily Prayers To Pray For Your Husband. This tool makes it easy to pray big prayers daily for your husband! Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email, text, or podcast here! 

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Quarantined With Your Spouse: Supporting Each Other Through COVID19

April 23, 2020 • 48m

We have been getting a lot of emails and messages from you all saying you are struggling with your marriage during this coronavirus time. So we wanted to take some time to address this topic head on.    So if you are feeling stir crazy, anxious, or driving each other crazy we hope this conversation provides some hope and helpful tips on how to get through this time by working together and not turning against each other.    In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about how to support each other through COVID-19.     We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.    Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode and get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox!    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!    NOTEWORTHY QUOTES “Now is the time to have extra empathy for your spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “In this time of disruption and uncertainty, you might find yourself falling into bad conflict habits in your marriage.” - Christina Dodson “We need to extend grace to our spouse as they are probably experiencing more stress than usual.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “Use this time as an opportunity to grow your marriage; communicate well, pray together, do a Bible reading plan together.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “Take advantage of the opportunity to support your spouse through this hard time.” - Christina Dodson “It’s ok to not be ok.” - Christina Dodson “We’ve got to have a safe space in our spouse where we can share our honest thoughts and feelings about COVID-19.” - Christina Dodson “Try to find ways to just laugh together, there is nothing better than being able to laugh together.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “Try to eat right, sleep well, and exercise regularly.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “Grief is anytime that life goes differently than you thought it would. It’s ok to grieve during COVID-19.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “Don’t feel like you have to fix your spouse's problems, just be there to listen to them. That is an important part of working through grief.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “If you need some space, make sure you communicate that kindly to your spouse and take some time to be alone.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “We don’t have a lot of clear answers right now but we can trust that God does.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “If your spouse has lost their job, make sure you check in on them emotionally but don’t smother them.” - Christina Dodson RESOURCES Snag our Coronavirus House Prayer Cards for free here! Grab all 3 of our Date Designs for free as our gift to you during this crisis we are in. Take time to pray daily for your husband and call upon the One who can create real change in his life with our brand new resource 15 Daily Prayers To Pray For Your Husband. This tool makes it easy to pray big prayers daily for your husband! Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email, text, or podcast here!   

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