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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 have 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!

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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 have 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!

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Thank you! This podcast has been an amazing blessing in our marriage! You have helped and blessed, informed us so many times in many painful situations during our marriage this past year! I thank God for your team and what you are doing. Lord continue to bless this team so they can continue to bring such needed information to couples.

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454 Ratings
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417
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Blessing in our life!

By setfree@16 - Jan 13 2020
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Thank you! This podcast has been an amazing blessing in our marriage! You have helped and blessed, informed us so many times in many painful situations during our marriage this past year! I thank God for your team and what you are doing. Lord continue to bless this team so they can continue to bring such needed information to couples.

Thank you

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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 have 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!

Rank #1: Passive Aggression in Marriage | Ep. 302

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Many of us try to communicate but have trouble finding the words, so we get passive aggressive. The problem with that, though, is it doesn’t communicate what you need it to. It doesn’t solve any problems and usually creates more.

How do you know if you are being passive aggressive? How do you work towards better communication? How do you deal with a spouse that’s passive aggressive? Dr. Kim and Christina discuss all that and more in today’s episode.

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Feb 19 2019

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Rank #2: 4 Places Never to Get Marriage Advice From: Place 2 | Ep. 72

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This week we will be discussing 4 places to never get marriage advice from. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 2nd place today: pop culture.

Tune in to learn more about the dangers in getting advice here and what to watch out for.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as well to learn the 3rd place never to get marriage advice from!

May 17 2017

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Rank #3: Hope and Freedom After Betrayal - Interview with Lynn & David Cherry | Ep. 99

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Today on the podcast we welcome back special guests Lynn & David Cherry with us. Lynn is an author and speaker and writes devotions at Shoreline Church in Austin TX. She also contributes to Created Woman and Affair Recovery. Lynn has a passion for sharing hope and freedom. She writes about motherhood, marriage, and moving forward after betrayal.

Lynn & David join Dr. Kim today as they share their story of how their marriage was healed after betrayal. They share their story with true transparency and give practical advice on how to walk into hope and freedom and healing after betrayal in marriage.

Tune in below to learn more about recovering from betrayal!

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You can read more about Lynn and the incredible ministry she does by checking out her website. Be sure to check out her blogs on marriage and her latest book, Keep Walking 40 Days to Hope and Freedom After Betrayal. You can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Aug 02 2017

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Rank #4: Sexs & Secrets | Ep. 80

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This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about habits that lead to divorce. Each week we will be covering one habit that can often lead to divorce and how to avoid it in your own marriage. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina discuss the habit: sexs and secrets.

Sex issues and secrecy are often intertwined and these issues can destroy a marriage.

Tune in to learn more about this habit and how to avoid it in your own marriage!

Jun 13 2017

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Rank #5: Dealing with a Nagging Wife | Ep. 298

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Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina are talking about the “nagging wife.” They discuss why this phrase shouldn’t be used but still speak to the the tension many couples face of complaining and communicating what we want our spouse to do.

Tune in to learn more!

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Feb 05 2019

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Rank #6: Habits of Healthy Couples // Habit 2: Quality Conversation // | Ep. 100

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Quality conversation is a must in a marriage. A lot of couples get caught up in life and forget to make this a part of their daily routine but a healthy marriage is a connected marriage so quality conversation has to be a priority. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim, Nils, and Christina share about this habit and how to make sure to do this well in marriage. They share real life stories about and practical advice.

Tune in to learn more about quality conversation in marriage and how to keep your marriage healthy!

Aug 08 2017

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Rank #7: Best of Podcast: Wives Talk - Awesome Sex in Marriage: Interview with J. Parker

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This is a podcast that aired earlier this year that we wanted to highlight again because of the amazing response we received the first time it aired. Our prayer is that this helps many couples out there who are struggling in this area.  

In this podcast we have special guest J. Parker with Christina Dodson for a special edition “Wives Talk” podcast. J. Parker is a Christian intimacy author and speaker. Her mission is to reclaim sexuality for marriages as God intended. She has been blogging about marriage and sexual intimacy since 2010 and has written 3 books on marriage intimacy. J. has been married for 22 years and holds a master’s degree in counseling.

J. joins Christina today as they talk specifically about common issues women face when it comes to sex. They discuss common questions women have when it comes to sex and tackle many of the tough issues when it comes to sex.

Tune in below to learn more about what God wants for Christian married women when it comes to sex!

*The podcast is all about sex and Christina and J. talk specifics. This is an R rated podcast for adults only.

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Be sure to read more great insights about sex on J.’s blog. You can follow J. online at Hot, Holy, and Humorous. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

You can purchase Holy, Holy, and Humorous here.

Dec 09 2017

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Rank #8: Best of Podcast: 3 Tips To Communicating Well - Tip 1

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This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again since communication is such an important key to having an awesome marriage. This “3 Tips” series discusses 3 tips to communicating well in marriage. Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the 1st way today: make it safe for your spouse to talk to you.  

Tune in to learn more about how to make it safe for your spouse to talk to you!  

Sep 15 2018

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Rank #9: Ask Dr. Kim: What do I do when someone is trying to make me keep information from my spouse? | Ep. 95

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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 do I do when someone is trying to make me keep information from my spouse? 

Tune in to find out!

Jul 20 2017

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Rank #10: Divorce Proofing Your Young Marriage - Interview with Laura Taggart | Ep. 127

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Today on the podcast we welcome special guest Laura Taggart with us. Laura Taggart is a therapist, author, and speaker.

Laura and her husband have been married for 40 years and they have 2 adult children. Laura is passionate about strengthening marriages and helping couples overcome obstacles to enjoying a thriving relationship.

Laura joins Dr. Kim today as they talk about Laura’s new book “Making Love Last: Divorce Proofing Your Young Marriage.”

Tune in below to learn more about divorce proofing your young marriage!  

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You can read more great insights from Laura on her website. Purchase ‘Making Love Last’ here.  You can also follow Laura on Facebook.

Oct 18 2017

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Rank #11: Ask Dr. Kim: Is masturbation okay in marriage? | Ep. 267

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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 masturbation okay in marriage?

Tune in to find out!

Nov 01 2018

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Rank #12: Separation Doesn’t Have To Mean The End Of A Marriage | Ep. 330

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When you hear separation you think divorce. But it doesn’t have to be this way! You can fight for your marriage during separation. Today on the podcast author Linda Rooks joins Dr. Kim.

Linda has walked the road of separation and came out on the other side not only married but thriving. Her and husband have been married for over 40 years and together they lead a crisis marriage class in Central Florida.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Linda talk all about her story and give practical tips to those who are walking through the heartache of separation. They share what it looks like to do separation right and to fight for your marriage regardless of the situation.

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May 28 2019

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Rank #13: What Do You Do When You Can’t Trust Your Spouse | Ep. 264

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Trust is a key component in a thriving marriage, so how do you thrive when it’s not there?

In this episode Dr. Kim encourages those of you in this situation and gives you some wisdom on steps you can take.

Tune in to learn what to do when you can’t trust your spouse!

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

“I always tell people to look at your spouse’s heart. See where the relationship with God is. I think when trust is broken, initially you are not going to trust that person, but you can trust God within that person. You can see that the person is being transformed.” - Dr. Kim

“The job for the spouse who has been offended though is to give them a chance. If you never take that risk again to trust them again at some point, you won’t ever have the marriage you want.” - Dr. Kim

“Begin to pray for your spouse to believe the truth about what you say and do. Continue to share how important it is to you. But know that until that trust is rebuilt your marriage is going to be limited.” - Dr. Kim

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  • Thank you to Amanda Taylor from Embellished Weddings for sponsoring this podcast episode! Embellished Weddings is one of Oklahoma's premier wedding planners. With several different packages to choose from, Embellished Weddings can take care of all the wedding planning details to save you time, money and stress. Wedding planning should be fun and enjoyable, so relax and enjoy the day by hiring Embellished Weddings. Amanda not only desires for you to have an awesome wedding, but also an awesome marriage. Amanda is graciously offering 10% off all of her wedding planning packages to any of our engaged listeners. Just email her with the code "awesomemarriage" and she will apply that discount to your package.

Get Dr. Kim’s latest resource 5 Steps to Resolving Conflict with ANY donation to Awesome Marriage this month. You will also get his ebook Fighting Until Your Marriage Wins. In this short ebook, Dr. Kim gives couples a better understanding of which unseen issues may be driving their fights, as well as tools to work together on a resolution, and essential rules for how to fight fair.

Oct 23 2018

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Rank #14: Best of Podcast: How to Affirm Your Wife

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Husbands- are your words building your wife up? Do you know what your wife needs to hear? This podcast aired last year, and we are highlighting it again to encourage husbands to better affirm their wives. In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina discuss practical tips and talk about the different ways women need to be affirmed by their husbands.

Tune in to learn more!  

Mar 09 2019

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Rank #15: How to Affirm Your Husband | Ep. 219

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Wives- are your words building your husband up? Do you know what your husband needs to hear? This episode is part of a mini series on affirmation in marriage. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss how to affirm your husband. They give practical tips and talk about the different ways men need to be affirmed by their wives.

Tune in to learn more about how to affirm your husband!  

Jun 28 2018

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Rank #16: Mended: One Couple’s Journey From Betrayal To Imperfect Beauty | Ep. 323

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In this episode Rick & Tiffany Bulman join Dr. Kim to share their story and talk about their new book Mended.

Mended is a test-turned-testimony of what it is to be broken beyond repair by the ultimate betrayal and rebuilt again by God’s mighty, merciful hand. In this book you are not left with just a sad tale of a pastor’s family crisis that ended well, but with practical ways any couple could grow together and remain emotionally connected.

We know so many couples have had to walk through an affair, whether emotional or physical, and those who haven’t need tools to protect their marriage from it, so we pray Rick & Tiffany’s story helps bring healing for you.  

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May 02 2019

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Rank #17: Best of Podcast: Confessions From Newlyweds

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This is a podcast that aired last year that we wanted to highlight again because it’s so important to start your marriage off right in the newlywed years.

In this podcast Micah & Tiffany Miller join Dr. Kim as they share their story as a unique kind of newlyweds and what they are learning in this stage.

Tune in to learn hear this couple’s very unique story!

Aug 18 2018

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Rank #18: Best of Podcast: The Husband’s Role

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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

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Rank #19: I should not have to tell my spouse what’s wrong, they should know me | Ep. 75

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This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about myths people believe about marriage. Today on the podcast Dr. Kim and Christina discuss the myth: I should not have to tell my spouse what’s wrong, they should know me.

Tune in to learn more about this myth and how to make sure you aren’t believing it in your own marriage!

May 23 2017

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Rank #20: Ask Dr. Kim: As Christians what is okay and not okay to do when it comes to sex in marriage? | Ep. 173

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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

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Reconciliation After Divorce | Ep. 397

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God loves reconciliation! Praise be to God, there are a number of couples who experience life change after divorce happens and are able to reunite and reconcile their marriage again.

But starting a marriage again after the pain of divorce, naturally comes with a set of unique challenges. In this episode Dr. Kim shares some practical tips for walking through this.

If you are married and thinking about divorce, we urge you to check out our resource 10 Things To Do Before You Get A Divorce

If you are walking through reconciliation with your spouse, we are praying that God would show up in mighty ways for you as you reunite together. 

Even if this isn't your story, there is still some wisdom to glean from this episode.

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*Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “You don’t get married just to get a divorce.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Even if you don’t reconcile after a divorce you have to forgive each other or you’ll carry that burden for a long time,” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “You can’t drag unforgiveness into your next marriage and expect it to be healthy, you just can’t.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If you choose to reconcile after divorce and put God first, He will make that happen if you let Him.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “The healthiest marriages are when both people are healthy.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “We are all sinners and all have things we need to work on.” - Christina Dodson
  • “It takes two to have an awesome marriage.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Usually if you’re divorced there has been trust broken at some level.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “You have to talk about your expectations with your former spouse to make sure you are on the same page.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Seeing a counselor when you’re reconciling after divorce can provide invaluable accountability for you and your former spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Make a game plan for re-engaging with other family members as a reconciled couple; it’s going to be an adjustment for everyone around you.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Give reconciliation time. There is no shortcut to see if a person has changed” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “If you were in an abusive marriage and are seeking to reconcile but your spouse hasn’t gotten help for their abusive behavior, their intentions may be good but they are going to fall back into abusive behaviors.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

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  • 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. 

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Feb 11 2020

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Big Romantic Gestures | Ep. 396

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Last episode we shared about the little things that make a marriage awesome. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about big romantic gestures, because they certainly have their place in marriage! Big romantic gestures can be great for a marriage when they are coupled with the little consistent things. 

This episode will give you some great ideas for valentines day around the corner and great tips for big anniversaries! 

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*Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “A big romantic gesture can have the effect of supercharging your marriage.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Big romantic gestures are really good for celebrations in your marriage.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Big romantic gestures are NOT good for fixing major issues in your marriage; they will NOT do that.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Stay within your budget and be creative when planning big romantic gestures.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Don’t compare your big romantic gestures with anyone else; everyone’s marriage, budget and spouse is different.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Commit to doing one big, romantic gesture a year.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

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  • 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. 

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Feb 04 2020

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The Little Things | Ep. 395

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We love romance and it’s easy to think that when your marriage is struggling or needs a boost - some big romantic gestures will fix it. But what makes a marriage awesome is not the big things, more often than not it’s the little things. The daily practices, the rhythms and routines we create as habits, the small things done over a consistent period of time that really make the difference in marriage. 

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about just that - the little things that make a marriage awesome. 

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*Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Letting our spouse know we’re thinking about them when they don’t think we’re thinking about them makes a difference.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “The surprise connection points and planned consistent connection are the little things that really matter.” - Christina Dodson 
  • “An important little thing is making time to do whatever your spouse loves.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Love doesn’t have to be a dramatic gesture to be love. It has to be intentional and small daily practices.” - Christina Dodson
  • “The little things you do in your marriage are like the foundation of a house; you can’t see it but if it begins to break the whole house is in trouble.” - Christina Dodson

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. 

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  • 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!
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Jan 30 2020

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Amber & Arly’s Restoration Story | Ep. 394

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In this episode Dr. Kim has 2 longtime friends of his here to share their story. This couple experienced the devastation of an affair with what looked like no hope for reconciliation - but God. God did something great and redeemed their story. 

We can’t wait for you to be encouraged and challenged by this couple’s story. Tune in to hear more! 

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*Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “No one sets out to destroy their marriage.” - Arly
  • “The affair was my solution to a deeper problem: my low self esteem and wrestling with who I was.” - Arly
  • “I knew he was struggling with something, I just couldn’t get him to open up about what he was struggling with.” - Amber
  • “When I found out about his affairs I felt like I was married to a complete stranger, like a didn’t know what reality was.” - Amber
  • “I wanted to demonstrate to my kids that it’s ok to to put up boundaries with people you love who aren’t safe.” - Amber
  • “I always said, ‘If Arly had an affair I would kick his butt to the curb and move on’ but when you actually find yourself in that situation and you have three kids and this history, it’s not an easy decision to make. I never judge anyone who is reacting from an affair.” - Amber
  • “Setting those boundaries can be extremely scary but God will give you the strength and will remind you that you will be ok.” - Dr. Kim
  • “The boundaries that Amber set helped me as the unfaithful spouse to wake up and realize how important my family was to me.” - Arly
  • “We would not be together today had he not experienced healing and transformation on his own.” - Amber
  • “It takes time to restore trust after an affair.” - Dr. Kim
  • “Learning to trust him after the affairs was a process.” - Amber
  • “He doesn’t put me in the position anymore of wondering where he is. He lets me know where he is and what is going on so I am not triggered and don’t have to wonder.” - Amber
  • “An unfaithful spouse at some point has to believe that their betrayed spouse can handle the truth.” - Arly
  • “It’s so powerful in our marriage when we realize that God made us different from each other for a reason.” - Dr. Kim
  • “We didn’t want to keep things a secret from our kids. They knew the truth at a level that was appropriate for their age.” - Amber
  • “I think the worst thing we could have done to our kids was to act like nothing was happening; they could feel the tension. Kids are incredibly resilient and this was an opportunity to show them how to suffer well.” - Amber
  • “He had to rebuild his relationship with not only me but our kids as well.” - Amber
  • “Setting boundaries is the only way to pull someone who is being unfaithful out of their fantasy world.” - Arly
  • “The God who was healing my heart after this betrayal looked different than the God who I grew up with.” - Amber
  • “Our marriage did not come back together until after we both took care of ourselves individually.” - Amber
  • “Her healing process looked totally different from mine.” - Arly
  • “There is something very powerful in marriage intensive weekends and times away because you can focus on something specific on your marriage together.” - Dr. Kim
  • “We have learned to just enjoy each other’s presence and to live in the moment.” - Arly
  • “Being intimate after an affair has taken place is awkward and complicated. You have to be patient and you have to stay at the comfort level of the spouse who was betrayed.” - Amber
  • “There can be great healing and transformation in this process but you have to go through the dark parts to get to the light.” - Arly
  • “I want couples to know just how good life can be on the other side.” - Amber

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. 

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Jan 28 2020

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How To Have A Thriving Relationship with a 9 | Ep. 393

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We are continuing our Enneagram Series with Beth McCord talking about How to Have A Thriving Relationship with an Enneagram 9. 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 9 this is YOUR episode. But even if you aren’t married to a 9, we know you will find this episode helpful in learning more about your 9 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 9s in this episode! 

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*Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “Type 9s are the peacemakers: easy going, non-judgemental, they love harmony with others.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s are all able to see the viewpoints from all other personality types.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s avoid conflict and tension at all cost.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s core fear is being in any kind of conflict, tension or discord.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s desire to have inner stability and peace of mind.” - Beth McCord
  • “Unhealthy Type 9s merge their needs, desires and wants with those around. They lose themselves just to go with the flow.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s just want everyone to be happy.” - Beth McCord
  • “Because Type 9s can understand things from different perspectives they make excellent mediators.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s long to hear, ‘Your presence matters.’” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s are excellent listeners.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s can struggle with knowing how to talk about their needs and wants in a direct way.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s have a hard time saying no because they’re afraid of displeasing people.” - Beth McCord
  • “If you’re married to a Type 9, it’s important to let your spouse know that it’s ok to say no.” - Dr. Kim
  • “It’s very painful for a Type 9 to be overlooked.” - Beth McCord
  • “It’s important for a Type 9 to know how to set healthy boundaries with others so that they’re not taken advantage of.” - Beth McCord
  • “Approach conflict with a Type 9 with gentleness, responsiveness, and patience. It may take them some time to figure out how they really feel about something.” - Beth McCord
  • “Let your Type 9 know the good things that you see in them because they can’t see it in themselves.” - Beth McCord
  • “Treating a Type 9 like they treat you will go a long way.” - Dr. Kim
  • “Ask a Type 9 why they did what they did can help you understand them and can help them verbalize their motivations.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s are extremely stubborn, when they don’t want to do something, it ain’t happening.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s are extremely big hearted and they have a place in their heart for everyone.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 9s want everyone to be accepted and loved for who they are.” - 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! 

Jan 23 2020

41mins

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How To Have A Thriving Relationship with a 8 | Ep. 392

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We are continuing our Enneagram Series with Beth McCord talking about How to Have A Thriving Relationship with an Enneagram 8. 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 8 this is YOUR episode. But even if you aren’t married to a 8, we know you will find this episode helpful in learning more about your 8 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 8s 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 8s are very decisive and have great leadership skills.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s move things forward and are powerful change agents in the world.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s are very intense, direct, and blunt.” - Beth McCord
  • “A Type 8s core fear is to be weak, powerless, harmed, controlled, vulnerable, and left at the mercy of injustice.” - Beth McCord
  • “A Type 8s core desire is to protect themselves and those in their inner circle.” - Beth McCord
  • “A Type 8s inner circle of people is usually very small.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s can be described as a giant snowplow; their directness and intensity can be intimidating to those in the way of where they are trying to go.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s are extremely big-hearted and tender but they don’t always show it with a tough and blunt exterior.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s long to hear ‘You will not be betrayed.’” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s are the most authentic on the enneagram; what you see is what you get.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s want their intensity to be met with intensity; they do not fear conflict.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s are confident under pressure, they can say what needs to be said when it needs to be said.” - Beth McCord
  • “When Type 8s are not doing well they can be demanding, insensitive and quick to anger.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s do not like avoiding problems, they want to tackle them head on.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s do not like it when someone is not straightforward or trustworthy.” - Beth McCord
  • “Honesty and straightforwardness are so important when you’re interacting with a Type 8.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s want to know that you have their back and your own back in an argument.” - Beth McCord
  • “If you’re the spouse of a Type 8, it’s important that you never betray or blindside them, so you need to be very careful in who you approach in getting help for your relationship.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s want to know that you’re able to be vulnerable and open with them.” - Beth McCord
  • “When your Type 8 opens up to you emotionally, recognize that that is a big deal.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s defensive mechanism is denial.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s have no problem putting themselves in harm's way to protect those that are at the mercy of injustice.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 8s tend to know how people are gifted and they know how to put them in positions where they will succeed.” - 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! 

Jan 21 2020

38mins

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How To Have A Thriving Relationship with a 7 | Ep. 391

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We are continuing our Enneagram Series with Beth McCord talking about How to Have A Thriving Relationship with an Enneagram 7. 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 7 this is YOUR episode. But even if you aren’t married to a 7, we know you will find this episode helpful in learning more about your 7 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 7s 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

  • “The core fear of a Type 7 is being deprived, trapped in emotional pain, bored, or missing out on something fun.” - Beth McCord
  • “The core weakness for a Type 7 is gluttony: the feeling that they have a great emptiness inside and they have an insatiable desire to fill themselves up with experiences and stimulation in hopes of feeling completely satisfied and content.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 7s long to hear, ‘You will be taken care of.’” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 7s love rich and deep relationships.” - Beth McCord
  • “It can bother a Type 7 when they feel like people don’t take them seriously.” - Beth McCord
  • “When Type 7s are doing well they speak in a fun, lively, upbeat and optimistic way.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 7s loathe mundane and boring tasks.” - Beth McCord
  • “It is difficult for the Type 7s to focus exclusively on serious things.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 7s defense mechanism is reframing; to take whatever is negative and turn it into a positive.” - Beth McCord
  • “Because people are so used to the Type 7 being positive and upbeat all the time, it might be hard for the Type 7 to let people know that they are wanting to be serious about something.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 7s have the gift of seeing the positive in a negative situation.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 7s bring a new and fresh outlook to any given situation.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 7s are very resilient people, it’s hard to keep a Type 7 down.” - Beth McCord
  • “One thing that I saw before I knew about the enneagram was how so many successful couples embraced each other’s differences and appreciated learning more about their spouse.” - Dr. Kim
  • “Type 7s love to enjoy and share stimulating conversation, laughter, fun, and spontaneous activities whenever possible.” - Beth McCord
  • “Realize that Type 7s dislike the mundane and boring so ask them, ‘how can we make this fun?’” - Beth McCord
  • “Try to approach conflict with a Type 7 with positivity, ideas, and affirmations.” - Beth McCord
  • “Try to resolve conflict with a Type 7 in an interesting way: take a walk, eat at a fun restaurant, etc.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 7s have an optimistic creativity.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 7s can bring joy and positivity to heavy and dark situations that we all need.” - 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! 

Jan 16 2020

41mins

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

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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! 

Jan 14 2020

53mins

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How To Have A Thriving Relationship with a 5 | Ep. 389

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We are continuing our Enneagram Series with Beth McCord talking about How to Have A Thriving Relationship with an Enneagram 5. 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 5 this is YOUR episode. But even if you aren’t married to a 5, we know you will find this episode helpful in learning more about your 5 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 5s 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

  • “The enneagram is a helpful tool but it’s just a tool. The Gospel is what drives the transformational process in our lives.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s see the world as an overwhelming and intrusive place.” - Beth McCord
  • “A Type 5s core fear is of being annihilated, invaded, and being thought of as incapable or ignorant.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s desire to have knowledge, insights, to be capable, and to be confident.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s core weakness is avarice; holding onto their mental resources and avoiding draining themselves from too much contact with others.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s wake up with about 25% of interactive energy (energy needed to interact with people) for the whole day; they need to ration out this energy throughout the day.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s usually don’t enjoy surprises and intrusions.” - Beth McCord
  • “You can come alongside a Type 5 as a spouse by helping them plan out how they use the interactive energy they have.” - Beth McCord
  • “It’s so important for us to view life through the lens of our spouse so we can have compassion, grace, and empathy towards them.” - Beth McCord
  • “A lot of people misunderstand Type 5s because they think they’re being cold and detached but they’re probably acting that way because they’re feeling overwhelmed.” - Beth McCord
  • “When a Type 5 is doing well they’re going to be very respectful, non-intrusive, very curious and observant; Type 5s are the best observers on the Enneagram.” - Beth McCord
  • “When a Type 5 is not doing well they communicate very briefly, and come off as cold and arrogant.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s like to know a lot about specialized areas.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s want straight forward conversation. They’re not usually looking for long, drawn out, emotional dialogue.” -  Beth McCord
  • “The longer you talk with a Type 5 the more you’re draining their interactive energy resources; it’s helpful to find out how much energy your Type 5 has and spread out conversations so you’re not draining all of their energy in one long conversation.” - Beth McCord
  • “Give your Type 5 a warning if you want to talk about something so they have time to process.” - Beth McCord
  • “If a Type 5 doesn’t feel like they have enough knowledge about something, they’re probably going to be silent as they process and think internally.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s like to go deep in a conversation, they do not enjoy small talk.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s are one of the most misunderstood on the enneagram because they are more secretive and private than the other types.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s are very sensitive and emotional people, they just don’t always bring it to the forefront and show that to outwardly.” - Beth McCord
  • “It can be helpful to go on a walk with a Type 5 because they tend to process and think better when doing a physical activity.” - Beth McCord
  • “God gave us marriages as one of the main ways that we can grow in this life.” - Dr. Kim
  • “There is no perfect enneagram type combination in a marriage; all are beautiful.” - Beth McCord
  • “It can be helpful to plan with your Type 5 what time each day they will have to be on their own and uninterrupted to recharge.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s can compartmentalize their lives and only share certain parts of their lives with certain people.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s love to mentally take things apart and innovatively put them back together in a new way.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 5s can stay focused on one subject for a long amount of time.” - 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! 

Jan 09 2020

57mins

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How To Have A Thriving Relationship with a 4 | Ep. 388

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We are continuing our Enneagram Series with Beth McCord talking about How to Have A Thriving Relationship with an Enneagram 4. 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 4 this is YOUR episode. But even if you aren’t married to a 4, we know you will find this episode helpful in learning more about your 4 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 4s 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

  • “The core fear for a Type 4 is fear of being inadequate, ordinary, or insignificant.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 4s desire to be unique, special, and to present that uniqueness to the world.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 4s feel like there is something tragically missing or flawed about them and others can’t love them unless they’re whole and complete.” - Beth v
  • “Type 4s struggle with envy.” - Beth McCord
  • “The core longing of a Type 4 is to hear ‘you are loved and seen for the special and unique person that you are.’” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 4s often feel misunderstood and like there’s something wrong with them.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 4s are very empathetic and great listeners, especially to those who are suffering.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 4s experience all of the emotions and it’s important to them that they know what they are feeling.” - Beth McCord
  • “If a Type 4 is struggling, their emotions can overwhelm them like a tsunami. This can lead them to be moody and explosive or cold and detached.” - Beth McCord
  • “The melancholy of Type 4s is often called the sweet sadness of the soul.” - Beth McCord
  • “Never ask a Type 4 to act like something they’re not.” - Beth McCord
  • “A lot of Type 4s stay off of social media because it is hard for them to not envy what others have.” - Beth McCord
  • “It is very hard for a Type 4s contributions and view points to not be valued.” - Beth McCord
  • “When in conflict with a Type 4, do not ask them why they are being so emotional.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 4s want to express themselves, they don’t want you to fix the problem unless they ask for that specifically.” - Beth McCord
  • “Let your Type 4 express their emotions and process them in a safe environment.” - Beth McCord
  • “Don’t tell your Type 4 that they’re too sensitive or that they’re overreacting.” - Beth McCord
  • “The message that Type 4s got as a child or were hardwired with is that they are either too much or not enough.” - Beth McCord
  • “Whatever a Type 4 thinks another person is feeling they will interpret as actually being true.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 4s can be reactive and withdrawing in conflict.” - Beth McCord
  • “Ask your Type 4 to help you understand what they are thinking and feeling.” - Beth McCord
  • “We all need to ask clarifying questions of those we love, we can’t assume we know what they’re thinking and feeling.” - Beth McCord
  • “You might not understand exactly what your Type 4 is feeling but you do understand fear and sorrow and that can help you empathize with them.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 4s are self aware, introspective and creative.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 4s find beauty in the fact that God created everyone differently.” - 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! 

Jan 07 2020

41mins

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How To Have A Thriving Relationship with a 3 | Ep. 387

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We are continuing our Enneagram Series with Beth McCord talking about How to Have A Thriving Relationship with an Enneagram 3. 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 3 this is YOUR episode. But even if you aren’t married to a 3, we know you will find this episode helpful in learning more about your 3 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 3s in this episode! 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “The core fear of Type 3’s is that they’ll be exposed as incompetent, ineffecient, or worthless.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s desire to have high status, respect, to be valuable.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s deceive themselves into believing that they’re only the image that they present to others.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s love having checklists and things to accomplish.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s feel like they have to do in order to get.” - Beth McCord
  • “The core longing for a Type 3 is to hear ‘you are loved and valued for simply being you.” - Beth McCord
  • “Whenever you hear ‘I have to’ replace it with ‘I get to.’” - Beth McCord
  • “When a Type 3 is doing well they’re calm, good communicators, and efficient. When doing well they’re irritated, self-promoting, and impatient” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s can detach from emotions in order to get things done.” - Beth McCord
  • “Communicate with Type 3’s that you understand their fear and that you aren’t trying to harm their image.” - Beth McCord
  • “You don’t want to interrupt a Type 3 when they’re focused or working.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s need a lot of encouragement, affirmation is huge for Type 3’s.” - Beth McCord
  • “When you’re communicating with Type 3’s keep things positive and have a plan for going forward.” - Beth McCord
  • “It’s unrealistic to expect a Type 3 to expose their own emotions.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s have pushed aside their feelings and identity in order to become whatever others want them to become.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s want to come at conflict with a problem solving approach.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s need to learn how to be a human being, not a human doing.” - Beth McCord
  • “When Type 3’s are no longer focused on their own image and are instead focused on the image of their family, group or community, they can do amazing things for the Kingdom of God.” - Beth McCord
  • “Healthy Type 3’s can achieve and accomplish so much.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s bring inspiring insight and vision.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 3’s know how to come alongside people and meet needs.” - Beth McCord

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! 

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Dec 19 2019

41mins

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How To Have A Thriving Relationship with a 2 | Ep. 386

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We are continuing our Enneagram Series with Beth McCord talking about How to Have A Thriving Relationship with an Enneagram 2. 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 2 this is YOUR episode. But even if you aren’t married to a 2, we know you will find this episode helpful in learning more about your 2 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 2s in this episode! 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “What Type 2’s are longing to hear is that they are wanted and loved.” - Beth McCord
  • “Healthy Type 2’s are filled with the knowledge that they are loved by God and don’t need to seek the affirmation or approval of others to feel fulfilled.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 2’s come into any situation with the fear of being rejected.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 2’s need to know that it’s ok for them to take care of themselves, because that will allow them to better serve others.” - Beth McCord
  • “Use the sandwich method when delivering feedback to a Type 2: lots of affirmation and encouragement (the bun), then deliver the feedback in a kind way (the meat), then ending with affirmation and encouragement (the bun).” - Beth McCord
  • “There are helpful ways to communicate with each enneagram type and when we embrace and accept that things will go so much smoother in our relationships.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “The way that you want to receive love might be different from how your spouse wants to receive love.” - Beth McCord
  • “Be specific when thanking and showing appreciation to a Type 2.” - Beth McCord
  • “Recognize that rejection is a huge fear of Type 2’s.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 2’s are extremely gifted at knowing how to help people.” - Beth McCord
  • “In any conflict with a Type 2, it’s important to let them know that you know they meant well.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 2’s want to be heard and to talk about their own feelings without being given advice.” - Beth McCord
  • “To resolve conflict with a Type 2, it is important to be warm, affectionate, and relationally connected to them. If you don’t feel like you’re able to have that approach then it’s helpful to let a Type 2 know that you need time to get there.” - Beth McCord
  • “If you need to give your Type 2 feedback, never do that in front of other people.” - Beth McCord
  • “If there’s one thing to know about a Type 2, it’s that they fear rejection more than anything else.” - Beth McCord
  • “God has given Type 2’s a super power to know what people’s needs are, but if their help is not wanted this can cause problems.” - Beth McCord
  • “The biggest struggle in being married to a Type 2 is the intrusiveness of a Type 2.” - Beth McCord

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! 

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Dec 17 2019

52mins

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How To Have A Thriving Relationship with a 1 | Ep. 385

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In this episode we have Beth McCord joining Dr. Kim to talk about How to Have A Thriving Relationship with an Enneagram 1. 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 1 this is YOUR episode. But even if you aren’t married to a 1, we know you will find this episode helpful in learning more about your 1 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 1s in this episode! 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES 

  • “We try to make Type 1’s understand that their inner critic is not the Holy Spirit.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 1’s long to hear, ‘You are good.’ Christ satisfies this longing.” - Beth McCord
  • “When Christ comes into a Type 1’s life there can be a peace that this person has never experienced before.” - Dr. Kim Kimbelring 
  • “For Type 1’s it’s all about ethics, morals, procedures, and things being done the ‘right’ way.” - Beth McCord
  • “Understand that the Type 1 has a harsh, condemning inner critic that is constantly berating them.” - Beth McCord
  • “1’s value problem solving over emotions, so it’s better to wait to approach a Type 1 until your emotions are at a more balanced place.” - Beth McCord
  • “It’s important to give your Type 1 time and space to process.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 1’s have a hard time being spontaneous because it feels irresponsible to them.” - Beth McCord
  • -”It can be helpful to ask your Type 1 to rank how loudly their inner critic is berating them on a scale of 1-10 so you know how to approach them.” -Beth McCord
  • “Hard as it might be to believe, most of the time Type 1’s are offering criticism and correction from a genuinely helpful place.” - Beth McCord
  • “If you’re married to a Type 1 you have to accept who they are, not discount their inner critic, but learn how to come alongside them and encourage them toward Christ.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
  • “It’s not that the inner critic is inherently bad, it’s just that when we allow the inner critic to go offcourse and let it misalign with the truth of the Gospel, that is not going to be helpful to the Type 1 or anyone else they are around.” - Beth McCord
  • “Encourage a Type 1 when you see them succeeding and doing well in what they are doing.” - Beth McCord
  • “The list of things that need to be corrected, improved, and fixed never ends for a Type 1.” - Beth McCord
  • “The core weakness of a Type 1, resentment, is actually underlying sorrow.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 1’s are striving for perfection when Christ is already perfect for them.” - Beth McCord
  • “A healthy Type 1 has to learn to set boundaries for their inner critic.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Type 1’s have a gut instinct and wisdom of knowing what is morally right.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 1’s are amazingly detail-oriented.” - Beth McCord
  • “Type 1’s see the world as it is and they want to improve it.” - Beth McCord
  • “It’s like Type 1’s can remember what earth was like before the fall and they want to do everything they can to bring us back to that perfect place.” - Beth McCord

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! 

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Dec 12 2019

38mins

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The Enneagram & Your Marriage | Ep. 384

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This episode is a real treat because we have Beth & Jeff McCord joining Dr. Kim. Beth founded Your Enneagram Coach and is an Enneagram speaker, coach and teacher.

Beth & Jeff live outside of Nashville and have been married for 24 years. Combining the gospel and the Enneagram has been instrumental in Beth and Jeff's marriage and parenting.

The Enneagram is simply a map for self-discovery and personal growth based on 9 basic personality types.

When we come to know what’s at the root of our thoughts, feelings and actions, we can stop placing unhealthy and unrealistic expectations on our spouses to “fill us up.” Our marriages can be transformed when our eyes are open to the unique ways our spouse was created, allowing us to better love, serve, communicate and resolve conflict. The Enneagram is simply a tool to self discovery and others discovery. And like Dr. Kim is always saying, we need to be “a student of our spouse.” The Enneagram is one way to do just that. 

In this episode Dr. Kim, Beth & Jeff share about how they have used the Enneagram to help create a thriving, gospel-centered marriage. 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “When a heart is at rest from the truth of the Gospel, all kinds of fruits come from that.” - Jeff McCord
  • “The Enneagram is like a rumble strip on the highway; you can use it to wake yourself up and not fall into the common pitfalls that you have before.” - Beth McCord
  • “The Enneagram gives you a way to navigate and understand marriage in a way that you might not have been able to before.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
  • “The Enneagram accelerates growth and transformation when you use it correctly.” - Beth McCord
  • “We can be assured that God cares about our marriages, maybe even more than we do.” -Jeff McCord
  • “The Enneagram is a tool that gives us vocabulary and an organized way to understand our spouse’s personality.” - Jeff McCord
  • “The Enneagram allows us to speak to each other in one another’s personality dialect.” - Beth McCord
  • “Using the Enneagram is a great way to become a student of (or study) your spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
  • “Two people that are the same Enneagram number can look and act radically different depending on their levels of health.” - Beth McCord
  • “The Enneagram gives you an opportunity as a married couple to embrace your differences.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
  • “The Enneagram shows us that we all see the world differently.” - Beth McCord

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

  • 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
  • Do you or your spouse struggle with confidence? You aren’t alone if so! Snag our new resource Confidence Busters & Boosters to help cultivate confidence in each other and build up your marriage. 
  • Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email, text, or podcast here!

Dec 10 2019

55mins

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Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019: #1 | Ep. 383

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In this series we have been dissecting the Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019. These 8 issues are the top 8 issues that Dr. Kim has seen this year with marriages.

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about the #1 biggest issue in marriages this year which is: infidelity. 

An affair always rocks a marriage. Some couples are able to ride that rocky storm and see God’s grace and redemption in amazing ways. Other couples choose to end a marriage after an affair, and that’s okay too! But in this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about why affairs happen and answering the question- can we affair proof a marriage?

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “The worst thing we can do is to think that we’re not vulnerable to having an affair or being unfaithful in our marriage.” - Dr. Kim Kimbelring
  • “A lot of couples don’t realize how valuable trust is in their marriage until it’s broken.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
  • “If at all possible, try not to be alone with someone of the opposite sex who isn’t your spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
  • “Don’t stay friends with old boyfriends and girlfriends on social media.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

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! 

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Dec 05 2019

23mins

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Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019: #2 | Ep. 382

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In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the 2nd biggest issue in marriages this year which is: sexual differences, specifically how to deal with libido differences or loss. 

We are happy to be a safe place where you can learn about sex, find yourself relating with other couples in the stories we share, and most importantly - work hard to have great sex in marriage and enjoy this gift God has given us. 

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina share about how to deal with sexual differences in marriage.

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “When you’re not married Satan tries to keep you in the bed, when you are married Satan tries to keep you out of the bed.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Don’t start conversations with your spouse about differences in desire and libido when you are frustrated.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Because of our culture we all drag sexual baggage into marriage.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “One of the coolest things about sex in marriage is how it continues to evolve and grow as you learn more about each other.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
  • “You have to be intentional about discussing problems in your sex life, you can’t ignore these issues when they come up.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “There’s so much more to sex than just the physical act.” - Christina Dodson
  • “Your spouse needs to know that they are more important that your sexual relationship.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling
  • “Sex is an important part of a marriage but it’s not THE most important part of a marriage.” Dr. Kim Kimberling 
  • “Sex alone isn’t enough to hold a marriage together.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling

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! 

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Dec 03 2019

38mins

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Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019: #3 | Ep. 381

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We are doing a series on the Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019. These 8 issues are the top 8 issues that Dr. Kim has seen this year with marriages. We will be breaking them down starting with #8 and working our way towards the #1 marriage issue. 

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about the 3rd biggest issue in marriages this year which is: values and beliefs.

Our value system and belief system is foundational to all our other opinions and actions in life. So when a couple isn’t on the same page, it can naturally cause many issues. 

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina share about values and beliefs in marriage and how to cope when you and your spouse aren’t on the same page. 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “If your spouse doesn’t agree with you on something it can be helpful to rate how important something is to you on a 1 to 10 scale to help your spouse understand how important (less important) something is to you.” - Christina

  • “Find the hot button topics in your marriage and agree on how to talk about them or agree to disagree with each other if that’s healthier for your marriage.” - Christina

  • “There are some things in marriage it is absolutely ok to compromise on; one thing you should not do is allow compromise with your spouse to cause you or them to sin.” - Christina

  • “If you aren’t married yet, be prayerful before going into marriage with someone who’s values and beliefs are much different than your own.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Pray and ask God for wisdom on how to handle conflict in your marriage in a way that honors Him and honors the vows you made to your spouse, and let Him lead you through it.” - Dr. Kim

  • “God will sometimes give you more than you can handle so that you turn to Him for help.” - Dr. Kim

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. 

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Nov 28 2019

27mins

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Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019: #4 | Ep. 380

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We are doing a series on the Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019. These 8 issues are the top 8 issues that Dr. Kim has seen this year with marriages. We will be breaking them down starting with #8 and working our way towards the #1 marriage issue. 

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the 4th biggest issue in marriages this year which is: life stages

We all go through different life stages. One thing is for sure, life does not stay the same. But will we adjust as life goes on? Or will we not adjust? 

Our marriage needs to grow and adjust in every new life stage. 

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina share about how to adjust to life stages and keep your marriage strong over the test of time and life’s changes. 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “The things you do to connect and have a good marriage will change throughout your marriage.” - Dr. Kim

  • “There’s value to being and living in the present.” - Christina

  • “What does it look like to be fruitful where you are right now in life?” - Christina

  • “As long as you’re on this earth God has a plan and a purpose for you and for your marriage.” - Dr. Kim

  • “If you talk about it with your spouse then you can plan for it.” - Christina

  • “If your marriage isn’t growing in each stage of life, that should be a red flag that you need to do something different.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Don’t let your stage of life define you, you are more than where you are currently at in life.” - Christina

  • “If your spouse is struggling with adjusting to a new phase of life, come alongside them and let them grieve the loss of the previous season if they need to.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Find a mentor couple who is ahead of you in life to learn from.” - Christina

  • “You’ll need to learn to say no to different things in different life stages.” - Dr. Kim

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. 

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Nov 26 2019

31mins

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Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019: #5 | Ep. 379

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We are doing a series on the Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019. These 8 issues are the top 8 issues that Dr. Kim has seen this year with marriages. We will be breaking them down starting with #8 and working our way towards the #1 marriage issue. 

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the 5th biggest issue in marriages this year which is: traumatic situations. 

Because we live in a broken and fallen world, so many couples end up facing traumatic situations. Death of a child, abuse, suicide of someone close to you, assault, a life-changing diagnosis, war, natural disaster, the list goes on. Often times when faced with traumatic situations, naturally, couples struggle to cope and many end up losing their marriage over it. But does a life changing event have to mean the end of your marriage? 

Dr. Kim has walked alongside countless couples through life-changing events. A traumatic situation does not have to mean the end of your marriage. 

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina share about how to cope with life-altering and traumatic situations in a way that builds up your marriage instead of tearing it down. 

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “A traumatic situation is anytime life goes differently than we thought it would.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Your grief might look different from your spouse’s grief and that’s ok.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Nobody can’t define what grief looks like for you.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Allow your spouse to express whatever emotions they feel when they’re grieving.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Put God in the middle of your grief.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Be present with your spouse when they’re grieving, don’t put pressure on yourself to say the right thing, your presence alone will help them.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Be honest when you’re communicating with your spouse about your grief.” - Christina

  • “Blaming is not going to heal anything.” - Dr. Kim

  • “After a life-altering event you have to find a new normal.” - Christina

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. 

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Nov 21 2019

31mins

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Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019: #6 | Ep. 378

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We are doing a series on the Top 8 Marriage Issues in 2019. These 8 issues are the top 8 issues that Dr. Kim has seen this year with marriages. We will be breaking them down starting with #8 and working our way towards the #1 marriage issue. 

In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about the 6th biggest issue in marriages this year which is: stress. 

So many of us deal with stress on a regular basis. Being stressed out makes it hard to be a good spouse. It’s hard to be intentional in your marriage or really even focus on your marriage at all when you are consumed with stress. It’s bad for our health and our mental space. Stress piles negative emotions on to our marriage and steals joy. 

In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about what stress does to marriages and how to deal with stress in a healthy way as well as some tips to help you eliminate any unnecessary stress in your life.

NOTEWORTHY QUOTES

  • “People died of diarrhea back then.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Deciding what you can and can’t do something about can help you be realistic about what you’re stressed about.” - Christina

  • “If there is nothing that you can do about something, the best (but not always easiest) thing to do is pray about it and leave it in God’s hands.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Our emotions are good indicators but they’re not good truth tellers.” - Christina

  • “Ask your spouse to come alongside you and help you deal with your stress.” - Dr. Kim

  • “Take the time to empathize with your spouse when they’re stressed.” - Dr. Kim

  • “To the moms: the best thing you can do for your kids is to take care of yourself.” - Christina

  • “Don’t buy into the lie that stress is just the way you are; there’s an answer to stress.” - Dr. Kim

  • “God gave you a spouse to walk through life with, don’t push your spouse away in times of stress, embrace them.” - Dr. Kim

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Nov 19 2019

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