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The First Year Marriage Show Podcast

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A marriage blog for newlyweds and couples.

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A marriage blog for newlyweds and couples.

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This is a great show and will be so helpful for many couples!!!!

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This is great stuff keep up the good work !!

iTunes Ratings

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
3
1
0
1

Great show!

By Marie is awesome - Jan 20 2015
Read more
This is a great show and will be so helpful for many couples!!!!

Great Show

By @FireandAdjust - Dec 09 2014
Read more
This is great stuff keep up the good work !!
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The First Year Marriage Show Podcast

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A marriage blog for newlyweds and couples.

Rank #1: 002 How to Use Personal Accountability to Become a Better Spouse with Nick Pavlidis

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In today’s episode, Nick Pavlidis shared his first year marriage experience with us.

Nick is a writer, speaker, coach, and a lawyer. He has been married for over 6 years to a very patient woman and has two great kids.

Description of Nick’s First Year in one or two words

Challenging but hopeful.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. How to use personal accountability to improve our marriage.

2. Listening to your spouse.

3. Whether to combine your finances or not.

4. How to communicate with each other.

5. Making your marriage a priority.

How to Listen to this episode

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Marriage Resources Mentioned

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question

Parenting the QBQ Way

Contact Links

A Terrible Husband Website

Five Minutes With Dad

Facebook 

Twitter

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you:

1. Leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes. Click here to leave your review and rating.

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Thank you for listening.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life.

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Oct 07 2014
44 mins
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Rank #2: 024: 7 Simple Steps for Effective Communication in Marriage (Without Fighting)

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In today’s episode, Ashley shares the audio version of Chapter 7: 7 Simple Steps for Getting Started, of our new eBook on Communication in Marriage.

You can get a copy of the book by clicking the link below.

Communication in Marriage: How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting

A summarized version of the 7 Steps are:

1. May I have your attention, please?

2. No yelling.

3. A mile in your spouse’s shoes.

4. Confirm understanding. 

5. Change your style and hit the home run. 

6. Take a break.

7. Rinse and repeat. 

How to Listen to this episode

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Marriage Resources Mentioned

Communication in Marriage: How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting

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Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

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Feb 24 2015
8 mins
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Rank #3: 001 An Introduction for The First Year Marriage Show Podcast

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Welcome to the first episode of the First Year Marriage Show.

In this episode, we share a brief description of the podcast and the reason why we decided to start this podcast.

Listen and let us know your thoughts, comments, and feedback.

How to Listen to this episode

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If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you:

1. Leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes. Click here to leave your review and rating.

2. Share this episode with your friends, family, and anyone you believe will benefit from listening. You can use the Social Media buttons on the left side of this post.

3. Share your thoughts on this episode in the comments section or send us an email.

Thank you for listening.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life.

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Oct 04 2014
4 mins
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Rank #4: 004 How to Adjust to Married Life as Newlyweds with Marcus and Ashley Kusi

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As a newlywed, adjusting to married life and to each other will not be easy, but its necessary for your marriage to succeed.

In this episode, we share tips on how to adjust to married life, and some of the adjustments we had to make during our first year.

You can also read this post about adjusting to married life.

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If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you:

1. Leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes. Click here to leave your review and rating.

2. Share this episode with your friends, family, and anyone you believe will benefit from listening. You can use the Social Media buttons on the left.

3. Share your thoughts on this episode in the comments section.

Thank you for listening.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Oct 07 2014
27 mins
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Rank #5: 037 Creating Laughter and Meaningful Conversations in Marriage with Tanja Pajevic

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Tanja Pajevic is our guest for this week. She has been married for 10 years, lives in Boulder Colorado with her husband and their two sons.

Tanja is a former Fulbright Fellow to Slovenia, writer and consultant. She is also the author of the best-selling marriage book, 9 Steps to Heal Your Resentment and Reboot Your Marriage.

Description of  First Year in one or two words

Big Change.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Getting married later in life.

2. How to create joint and separate bank accounts.

3. Raising kids while adjusting to each other and married life.

4. The benefits of humor and laughter in marriage.

5. How to resolve crisis together.

6. Learning to give and take in marriage.

7. The importance of deeper and meaningful conversations.

How to Listen to this episode

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Resources Mentioned

To Raise Happy Children Put Your Marriage First

Contact Links

Website

Twitter

Thank you for listening.

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes.

Click here to leave your review and rating.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Aug 04 2015
35 mins
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Rank #6: 032: The 20 Marriage Lessons We Learned as Newlyweds

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In this week’s episode, Ashley shares 20 marriage lessons we learned from our First Year.

It’s based on one of our popular blog posts.

You can read the post by clicking here.

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Marriage Resources Mentioned

Original blog post for this podcast episode.

5 Love Languages Online Quiz

5 Love Languages Book

Love and Respect

Boundaries in Marriage

Communication in Marriage: How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting.

Thank you for listening.

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes.

Click here to leave your review and rating.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Apr 28 2015
23 mins
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Rank #7: 017 Dealing with Little Annoyances Before They Build up with Roger Whitney

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Our guest for this week is Roger Whitney.

Roger has been married for over 24 years to his wonderful wife Shauna, have 2 children, and live in Forth Worth, Texas.

Roger helps individuals and couples plan well, and invest wisely for retirement.

He is also the host of the Retirement Answerman podcast.

Description of  First Year in one or two words

 A whirlwind.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Bringing your own energy to your marriage, and having your own identity in marriage.

2. Surrounding yourself with people who inspire you to bring the best out of you.

3. Dealing with little annoyances before they build up and destroy your marriage.

4. The secret to a good marriage.

5. Having lots of little conversations.

How to Listen to this episode

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Marriage Resource Mentioned

Church

Contact Links

Website

Can You Retire Webinar

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you:

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Thank you for listening.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Jan 06 2015
32 mins
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Rank #8: 019 How to Communicate Your Feelings and Emotions with Mark and Marie Oates

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Our guests for this week are Mark and Marie Oates.

Mark and Marie have been married for over 6 years, have a son, and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

They love helping couples untangle the messy parts of their relationship at Nashville Marriage Studios!

Description of  First Year in one or two words

Easy, and smooth.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. How to deal with your political differences, selfishness, and adjusting to life under ONE roof.

2. Setting rules for your house, marriage, and family.

3. How to deal with your in-laws.

4. The role of values in your marriage.

5. How to deal with the pain of divorce, and benefits of pre-engagement counseling.

How to Listen to this episode

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Marriage Resources Mentioned

The Power of Two

Free Communication eBook – (This is the free resource Ashley mentioned in this week’s episode.)

Contact Links

Website

Facebook

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you:

1. Leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes. Click here to leave your review and rating.

2. Share this episode with your friends, family, and anyone you believe will benefit from listening. You can use the Social Media buttons on the left.

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Thank you for listening.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Jan 20 2015
46 mins
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Rank #9: 039 New Marriage, New Culture with Alison Chrun

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Welcome back! Alison Chrun from California is our guest for today.

Alison has been married for 8 and a half years, is a mom to two boys, and presently pursuing her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

She blogs at Appetite for Honesty and writes for large blogs such as Scary Mommy and The Huffington Post.

Description of  First Year in one or two words

Exciting.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Becoming ONE as a couple with your finances.

2. Should you merge your finances?

3. How to decide whether to buy a house before having babies.

4. Getting married to a new culture.

5. How to express your feelings with your spouse.

6. Benefits of open and honest communication with your spouse.

7. Why you should help your spouse.

How to Listen to this episode

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Resources Mentioned

The experience of growing up with divorced parents.

Contact Links

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Thank you for listening.

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes.

Click here to leave your review and rating.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Sep 29 2015
40 mins
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Rank #10: 028 How to Create Open Lines of Communication with Your Spouse with Megan Claire

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Megan Claire is our guest for this week. Megan is a travel blogger who blogs at Mapping Megan and calls the world home.

She has been married for 2 years, enjoys traveling around the world with her husband Mike.

Description of  First Year in one or two words

 Adventurous.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Long distance relationship before marriage.

2. The importance of having supportive in-laws.

3. Giving each other space.

4. Creating open lines of communication.

5. Making time alone time for yourself.

6. Respecting and putting your spouse first.

7. Learning from other couples.

How to Listen to this episode

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Marriage Resources Mentioned

Travel couples and blogs.

Contact Links

Website

Facebook

You Tube

Thank you for listening.

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes.

Click here to leave your review and rating.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Mar 31 2015
27 mins
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Rank #11: 040 Dealing with Long Term Health Issues in Our Marriage

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In today’s episode, we give an update about health issues we are going through right now. How it has impacted our marriage, life, and family.

Plus what you can learn from our health struggles to apply in your marriage. Our health issues started last summer and played a huge role in our decision-making process.

We also talked about our new book, First Year of Marriage: The Newlywed’s Guide to Building a Strong Foundation and Adjusting to Married Life.

How to Listen to this episode

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Resources Mentioned

First Year of Marriage: The Newlywed’s Guide to Building a Strong Foundation and Adjusting to Married Life.

Thank you for listening.

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes.

Click here to leave your review and rating.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Jun 21 2016
18 mins
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Rank #12: 033 Honest and Difficult Conversations with Paul Angone

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This week, Paul Angone is our guest. He has been married for 7 years, has two daughters, and lives in San Diego, California.

Paul is the author of All Groan Up: Searching for Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job, and the best-selling book 101 Secrets for Your Twenties.

He is passionate about helping twenty somethings and thirty somethings discover their purpose, and live life to the fullest.

Description of  First Year in one or two words

Adventure and complex.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Building a strong foundation for your marriage.

2. Traditional marriage roles reversal.

3. Having honest and hard conversations with your spouse.

4. How to deal with marriage expectations.

5. What to do when you feel attacked and defensive.

6. Childhood patterns that affect you, and your marriage.

7. Choosing each other over anything else.

How to Listen to this episode

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Resources Mentioned

Crown Financial

All Groan Up

101 Secrets for Your Twenties

Financial Peace University

Contact Links

Website

Thank you for listening.

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes.

Click here to leave your review and rating.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Support The First Year Marriage Show by shopping at Amazon.com

P.P.S. Do you find it difficult communicating with your spouse? Check out our recently compiled list of the best marriage communication books for couples today.

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May 05 2015
30 mins
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Rank #13: 036 As a Newly Married Couple Should You Combine Finances? with Jason Pockrandt

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In today’s episode, Jason Pockrandt share’s his first year of marriage story. Jason has been married for 2 years, is the father to a beautiful girl, and lives in Bay City, Michigan.

He is a Speaker, Life Coach of Live To Give, and author of The Confident Father’s Guidebook: Five Steps to Personal Transformation, Rediscover your worth, and live the life you desire today.

Jason also coaches, speaks, and serves other husbands and fathers who want to reconnect to their passions and purpose.

Description of  First Year in one or two words

Outlandishly exciting.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. How to deal with two different family upbringings/ dynamics.

2. Embracing new changes in your life as a married couple.

3. How to deal with finances together as a couple. Should you combine your finances or not?

4. Getting through the adjustment period.

5. Learning to live together under one roof as a couple.

6. Dealing with relationship struggles with relatives.

7. Speaking your spouse’s love language religiously.

How to Listen to this episode

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Resources Mentioned

Five Love Languages

Financial Peace University

The Disc Personality Profile Assessment

Contact Links

Website

Jason’s FREE gift to you

Twitter

Email: jason@jasonpockrandt.com

Thank you for listening.

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you leave us a 5-star rating and review on iTunes.

Click here to leave your review and rating.

Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Jul 21 2015
28 mins
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Rank #14: 005 How to Resolve Sexual Intimacy Differences with Jackie and Stephana Bledsoe

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In today’s episode, Jackie and Stephana Bledsoe share their first year of marriage story.

They have been married for more than 13 years, have 3 beautiful kids, and live in Indianapolis.

Jackie is the speaker, writer, and host of the 7 Rings of Marriage Show. Stephana is the director of a Home School Co-op in Indianapolis.

Together, they help couples build healthy and lasting marriages.

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Description of first year in one or two words

Eye opening and challenging.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. How  to resolve the sexual intimacy differences.

2. Communicating your needs to your spouse.

3. The Seven Rings of Marriage

4. Date nights.

5. Pre-marital counseling. 

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Marriage Resources Mentioned

A Marriage Without Regrets

The Power of a Praying Wife

The Power of a Praying Husband

Contact Links

Website

7 Rings of Marriage Show

Facebook

Twitter

If you enjoyed this episode, we will truly appreciate it if you:

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Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

P.S. Need help with your marriage? Click here.

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Oct 14 2014
30 mins
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Rank #15: 003 Take Action in Your Marriage with Tony and Alisa Dilorenzo

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In this episode, Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo share their first year of marriage story.

They have been married for more than 18 years, have 2 beautiful kids, and live in San Diego California.

Together, they help married couples to be intentional about their marriage, enjoy sex, love, and be committed to their marriage.

Description of  First Year in one or two words

Adjustment, challenging, and difficult.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Taking action in your marriage.

2. How to harmoniously relate with your in-laws.

3. An exciting and hilarious moment you do not want to miss.

4. Date Nights.

5. Schedule IT.

How to Listen to this episode

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Marriage Resources Mentioned

Jesus Calling: Devotional Journal

Intimacy Ignited

He Zigs She Zags: Get Your Communication on the Same Path

7 Days of Sex Challenge

Contact Links

Website

Podcast

Facebook

Twitter Handles: Tony @TonyMDilorenzo   Alisa @alisadilorenzo

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Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!

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Oct 07 2014
38 mins
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