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Awesome Marriage Podcast

Awesome marriages don't happen on accident. Far too many couples are just surviving their marriage when it was meant to thrive. This is the place where we give you practical tips on how to build an awesome marriage. Our passion is to help you strengthen your marriage.Dr. Kim Kimberling hosts the show. He is the President of Awesome Marriage he has been married for 52 years and has been a professional counselor for 40 years. He is the author of 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage and 14 Keys To Lasting Love. Dr. Kim is joined by co-host Lindsay Few. Lindsay is the Content Director for Awesome Marriage. She has been married for 18 years. Her husband is a church planter, and they love ministering to married couples together. Tune in each week to hear practical ways on how to have an awesome marriage!This podcast is brought to you by the ministry of Awesome Marriage.

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

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!

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17 May 2017

Rank #1

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

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! RESOURCES 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.

47mins

2 Aug 2017

Rank #2

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Sexs & Secrets | Ep. 80

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!

25mins

13 Jun 2017

Rank #3

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How To Be A Godly Husband: Living It Out In Everyday Life | Ep. 337

Today on the podcast Christian Zamora joins Dr. Kim. Christian is helping men find support and encouragement through weekly YouVersion Plans. Here at Awesome Marriage we are a big fan of YouVersion and a big fan of anyone who is trying to encourage men to be Godly leaders. We have been following Christian over on Instagram at liveheroic and you should too! We love what he is doing. In this episode Christian and Dr. Kim talk about what it means to be a godly husband and what it looks like to practically lead our families well.   Tune in to hear real, practical advice on how to lead well in your home! 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 Check out what Christian is doing over on Instagram today! Follow him at @liveheroic Check out Awesome Marriage’s ‘Date Design - Welcome To Paradise’ Resource for a romantic summer date night in! Sign up for the One Thing Email Here or the One Thing Text Service Here! Dr. Kim’s new book, 14 Keys to Lasting Love, came out a earlier this year. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet- what are you waiting for? Order here now. Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

44mins

9 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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

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!

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8 Aug 2017

Rank #5

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

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. RESOURCES Order Linda’s book Fighting For Your Marriage While Separated: A Practical Guide For The Brokenhearted today! Check out the 1 Thing Podcast With Dr. Kim Kimberling here or search for it anywhere you listen to podcasts! Check out the Awesome Marriage App today by searching “Awesome Marriage” in your app store!

43mins

28 May 2019

Rank #6

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

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. RESOURCES 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.

39mins

9 Dec 2017

Rank #7

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Working It Out: Keys to Resolving Conflict | Ep. 336

Conflict is the hard and messy part of marriage. In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about how to work it out. How to resolve conflict the healthy way. Tune in to learn more! 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 Snag the Weekly Marriage Check Up Guide PDF for free here. Check out 5 Keys To Resolving Conflict here. Check out Awesome Marriage’s ‘Date Design - Welcome To Paradise’ Resource for a romantic summer date night in! Sign up for the One Thing Email Here or the One Thing Text Service Here! Dr. Kim’s new book, 14 Keys to Lasting Love, came out a earlier this year. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet- what are you waiting for? Order here now. Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here!

35mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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

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!

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20 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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Divorce Proofing Your Young Marriage - Interview with Laura Taggart | Ep. 127

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

43mins

18 Oct 2017

Rank #10

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When Work Steals Your Marriage | Ep. 343

Do you feel like your spouse is married to their work and not to you? You aren’t alone! In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk about what to do when work steals your marriage! 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 Snag the Weekly Marriage Check Up Guide PDF for free here. Check out Awesome Marriage’s ‘Date Design - Welcome To Paradise’ Resource for a romantic summer date night in! Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up for the One Thing Email Here or the One Thing Text Service Here! Dr. Kim’s new book, 14 Keys to Lasting Love, came out a earlier this year. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet- what are you waiting for? Order here now.

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30 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Assertiveness In Marriage: How Far Is Too Far? | Ep. 346

Is it good to be assertive in marriage? Is it bad? How far is too far?  In this episode Dr. Kim & Christina talk all about assertiveness and it’s place in marriage. 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 through the month of August only.  RESOURCES Spice things up in the bedroom with Awesome Marriage’s  ‘Sexy Games - Sexy Spin the Bottle and Steamy Match Game’! Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up for the One Thing Email Here or the One Thing Text Service Here!  Dr. Kim’s new book, 14 Keys to Lasting Love, came out earlier this year. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, what are you waiting for? Order here now. 

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8 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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Best of Podcast: The Husband’s Role

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!

45mins

6 Jan 2018

Rank #13

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

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!

27mins

23 May 2017

Rank #14

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Culture Traps: Pleasure Over Purpose | Ep. 172

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

29mins

20 Feb 2018

Rank #15

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How to Affirm Your Wife | Ep. 218

Husbands- are your words building your wife up? Do you know what your wife 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 wife. They give practical tips and talk about the different ways women need to be affirmed by their husbands. Tune in to learn more about how to affirm your wife!  

16mins

27 Jun 2018

Rank #16

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Dealing with a Nagging Wife | Ep. 298

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! RESOURCES Order your copy of 14 Keys to Lasting Love!

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5 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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

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!

30mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #18

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Emotional Infidelity: The Warning Signs | Ep. 260

When it comes to an emotional affair, do you know the warning signs? This month at Awesome Marriage we are talking about emotional infidelity and trust issues. Today Dr. Kim & Christina talk specifically about emotional infidelity and the warning signs of it. Emotional affairs are everywhere and they are, unfortunately, very easy to slip into. So we have to be careful to guard our marriage from any kind of affair, including one that never gets physical. The reality is, we are ALL at risk of having an emotional affair and we should all be putting up safeguards to protect our marriage from the damage of an emotional affair. RESOURCES List of Warning Signs You Might Be Having An Emotional Affair: If you daydream about someone of the opposite sex If you compare someone of the opposite sex to your spouse often If you have ever thought of someone of the opposite sex sexually and if you begin to think of them in this way regularly If you are saving topics of conversation for somebody other than your spouse because, in your mind, they understand you better If you are sharing intimate details about your marriage with someone of the opposite sex If you look forward to seeing the other person more than your spouse You’re doing things or saying things with this other person that you wouldn’t want your spouse to see You’re keeping things from your spouse You dress to impress this other person You look for opportunities to get away from your spouse and spend time with this other person You delete messages from this other person so your spouse won’t see Not being content and accepting of your spouse You take selfies of yourself and send it this other person You post pictures of yourself online because you know this other person will see them and like them SPONSORS Thank you to SYMBIS for sponsoring this podcast episode! SYMBIS stands for Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, the title of my good friends Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott’s book, and is used by more than a million couples. And the SYMBIS Assessment is like nothing you’ve seen before. Dr. Kim uses it with every premarital couple that he counsels. So if you are a pastor, counselor, coach, or even marriage mentors, you won’t want to miss out on this incredible tool. Go to SYMBIS.com to learn more. You’ll be glad you did! NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THE EPISODE: “If you are going outside your marriage to get something that God designed for you to have inside marriage then that’s an emotional affair and it is a sin.” - Dr. Kim “When I am struggling with something I lean into God. He knows me better than anyone else.” - Dr. Kim “When you do things God’s way it works, when you do it the world’s way it doesn’t.” - Dr. Kim “If you have any of these warning signs with someone the opposite sex then you might have to unfriend them in every single way to protect your marriage from an emotional and/or physical affair.” - Dr. Kim

28mins

9 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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Boundaries With The Opposite Sex | Ep. 372

What does it look like to honor our marriage, protect our marriage, and still have honoring relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ?  So many couples want to know what is okay and not okay when it comes to friendships with the opposite sex.  In this episode, Dr. Kim and Christina share about safe boundaries, why they are important, and how to implement them practically.  NOTEWORTHY QUOTES “Establishing boundaries with the opposite sex is one of the ways we accomplish the goal of having an awesome marriage.” - Dr. Kim “Having boundaries in place with the opposite sex protects you and your marriage.” - Dr. Kim “Never say you can’t be tempted; we are all sinners and can be tempted.” - Dr. Kim “Boundaries aren’t a lack of freedom; they’re ensuring the safety of your marriage.” - Christina “You’re not going to have a good marriage if you’re only thinking about yourself.” - Christina “A good thing to ask yourself is, ‘Am I ok with my spouse seeing this text or email that I’m sending to someone of the opposite sex?’” - Dr. Kim “It’s much easier to ignite a flame that’s already been lit than to start a new fire; don’t keep in touch with your ex boyfriends and girlfriends.” - Christina SPONSORS Thank you to Plant Package for sponsoring this podcast episode! With Plant Package, the prep work of gardening is done for you. Plant Package is delivered straight to your door with easy instructions on how to plant your fun new plant that even someone with a black thumb could execute! Plant Package selects durable seasonal plants, an appropriate and stylish container, sends just the right amount of soil and plant food, and includes instructions for assembly and plant care. The Plants can thrive indoors or outdoors – the choice is yours! Use the code “awesome” to receive a FREE Starter Kit with your order. Starter kits include gardening gloves, a gardening shovel, and farm hand’s soap. Simply select “ADD STARTER KIT” and enter the code AWESOME on the payment checkout page.  RESOURCES Need help building unity in your marriage? Snag our brand new resource Diary of An Awesome Marriage: The Couple’s Unity Building Journal today! This resource is a 23 page PDF, with 9 sections on common areas that marriages. Each section has questions for you to reflect on, pray about, answer, and then discuss with your spouse. Get closer by getting more unified on the things that matter! Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email, text, or podcast here!  Dr. Kim’s new book, 14 Keys to Lasting Love, came out earlier this year. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, what are you waiting for? Order here now. 

45mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #20