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

Awesome Marriage Podcast

If you’re a millennial, somewhere near that generational neighborhood, or just curious about the impacts of our culture on marriage, don’t miss this one! Joseph and Marissa Msefya from ForeverMarriages join Dr. Kim today to dig into some of the cultural pressures couples are facing, and to share ways to grow through them and pursue a healthy, lasting marriage.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode and get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox!  *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!  RESOURCES Find Joseph and Marissa at https://www.forever-marriages.com/ Sign up for Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email to get an email from Dr. Kim every weekday with one practical thing you can do for your marriage that day! We'll also send you our “Creative Questions To Ask Your Spouse” for free when you subscribe. Your marriage can only be as healthy as the two of you. The Self Check In Guide is designed to help you grow in self-awareness and emotional health.  We’ve done the work for you and created the Tied To You Date Design to make your next date night fun, easy and memorable.  Dr. Kim highly recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! Get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier email! If your marriage is really hard right now, please take advantage of our free resources designed specifically to help struggling marriages. 

37mins

22 Feb 2022

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

Awesome Marriage Podcast

If you’re a millennial, somewhere near that generational neighborhood, or just curious about the impacts of our culture on marriage, don’t miss this one! Joseph and Marissa Msefya from ForeverMarriages join Dr. Kim today to dig into some of the cultural pressures couples are facing, and to share ways to grow through them and pursue a healthy, lasting marriage.    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage.  Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode and get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox!  *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here!  RESOURCES Find Joseph and Marissa at https://www.forever-marriages.com/ Sign up for Dr. Kim’s Daily One Thing email to get an email from Dr. Kim every weekday with one practical thing you can do for your marriage that day! We'll also send you our “Creative Questions To Ask Your Spouse” for free when you subscribe. Your marriage can only be as healthy as the two of you. The Self Check In Guide is designed to help you grow in self-awareness and emotional health.  We’ve done the work for you and created the Tied To You Date Design to make your next date night fun, easy and memorable.  Dr. Kim highly recommends a weekly marriage check in, and our Weekly Check In Guide makes it easy to do! Get this resource for free when you sign up for Dr. Kim’s weekly Marriage Multiplier email! If your marriage is really hard right now, please take advantage of our free resources designed specifically to help struggling marriages. 

37mins

22 Feb 2022

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Marriage Values and Forever Baes (Young & Married Series) – with Joseph and Marissa Msefya

Real Relationship Talk

Marriage Values and Forever Baes (Young & Married Series) – with Joseph and Marissa Msefya Millennial marriages have different challenges than other marriages. Gender roles, financial responsibilities, and rapid societal changes are among just a few of the various challenges young marrieds face. Joining us on today’s podcast is Joseph and Marissa Msefya, of Forever Marriages, who offer support to millennial marriages. Because they are millennials themselves, the Msefyas have a great way to relate to other young couples. I wanted to know why Joseph and Marissa decided to start a marriage ministry (platform). Joseph explained that in the beginning, it was really challenging for him, because he didn’t want to “put all his business out there,” plus his relationship with the Lord wasn’t really where he felt it needed to be. I think many men can relate to this. But we are so glad he pressed past his concerns, because the Msefyas dropped some major wisdom on us today.  Shared Values vs Individual Values Marissa explained that though most married couples come to their marriages with individual values, it’s more important to have shared values. If one spouse values family, for example, more than the other, it can cause major problems. These conversations are critical, although they are often uncomfortable. This is where compromise comes in to help give the marriage direction and purpose. Joseph and Marissa encourage couples to agree on three to five shared values for their marriage and be sure to revisit them on a consistent basis. This process is very intentional. Joseph and Marissa revealed that they hold year-end review meetings, quarterly meetings, etc. to rate their marriage, celebrate their victories, and create new goals. I love this! I believe this level of intentionality is what sets great marriages apart from the pack.  Gender Roles vs Biblical Roles in Marriage One of the topics that Joseph and Marissa are great at sharing on is the difference between traditional (gender) roles and biblical roles. In their estimation, gender roles are negotiable and often change with the times. Biblical roles, however, are non-negotiable for the Christian, because they are based on what God says about how marriage should operate, according to Ephesians 5 and other areas of Scripture.  Lessons Learned from Being Young and Married I wanted to know what specific lessons the Msefyas learned in their own marriage, because I realize, again, millennial marriages face unique challenges. Marissa advised she didn’t really know how important community would become in her marriage. She wasn’t prepared for that. Like many couples, she and Joseph minimized the value of “the village.” Joseph added that prior to marriage, he didn’t realize the level of intentionality behind the sexual intimacy of a great marriage. Sex isn’t always taught well, especially in the Church, and there was much to learn in this area of their marriage. This episode is chock full of practical wisdom, so be sure to listen to the entire episode to help you or another millennial married couple to thrive in their marriage.  Links Mentioned in this Episode Connect with Joseph and Marissa at Forever Marriages Take the Marriage is a V.E.R.B e-course Join the Real Relationship Talk / Christian Marriages & Relationships Facebook Community! SUBSCRIBE | SHARE | RATE | COMMENT To ensure you never miss an episode, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Remember, sharing is caring! So, share these episodes with your friends and family via email or social media. Finally, please leave a rating and a comment on Apple Podcasts to let me know how this podcast is helping you and your relationships. I’m always open to guest suggestions and how I can make the show even better!

37mins

3 Aug 2021

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80 | The Moment of Surrender - Marissa Msefya

Birth Stories in Color

Hiring a doula is the part of Marissa's journey that set in motion building her dream birth team. Speaking with her doula and getting educated about her birth options, she would switch from her OBGYN to a midwife at eight months of her pregnancy. After discovering alarming rates for surgical births and episiotomies, she knew switching to midwifery care was more aligned with her and her husband's birth plan.Marissa's estimated due date was July 4th, but her intuition told her her daughter would make her arrival on July 6th, so when labor began on July 6th, it wasn't a surprise. With her husband and doula supporting her, Marissa labored at home until they all felt that the contractions had reached a good point to head to the hospital.Marissa attributes her birth team for really guiding her in the moments when she thought she couldn't do it. Her doula and husband continuously reminded her of her strength, and her midwife was talking her through her options. Whenever there might be a shift from her birth plan, she always made sure to check back in with Marissa and her husband about what they wanted to do. With that support, eight hours after arriving at the hospital, Marissa and her husband met their daughter.In postpartum, their community support would be just as vital as their birth team. Navigating the newborn parenting fog, Marissa relied heavily on the check-ins, meal drop-offs, and any other filled request. And as things arose with breastfeeding, her doula, birth coach, and lactation consultant were always there with advice. Marissa is grateful to have a community to lean on and in every step of the way.

41mins

1 Dec 2020

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Trade Secrets - 027 - Joseph and Marissa Msefya

Relationship Trade Secrets

Joseph and Marissa Msefya, college sweethearts and Maryland natives, are marriage coaches and the Founders of Forever Marriages LLC. In 2017, as newlywed millennials, they saw the world's attempt to define marriage and the dire need to spread God's vision for marriage while building a community of village-minded christian millennial couples. Together, they have hosted over 25 #foreverbae meet-ups in the DC, MD and VA area and have spoken at several relationship/marriage events in the DC Metropolitan area.Joseph and Marissa have been married for 6 years and are passionate about expanding the Kingdom through strengthening and promoting Christ-centered marriages.You can connect with Joseph and Marissa here:Facebook - www.facebook.com/foreverispossibleInstagram - www.instagram.com/forevermarriagesWebsite - www.forever-marriages.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denolillc/message

55mins

3 Jul 2020