Married People Podcast
Summary: Marriage. Real. Fun. Simple. Because when your marriage is better, everything is better.
You may have googled your way to this podcast because you want to protect your marriage from “all this.” Good job, we have good news.
Would you and your spouse ever move into a van and travel the country together? Not every couple is that adventurous, but we talked to one couple who is. And their story can teach all of us something, regardless of where we live.
If you're married, you have an anniversary. That's one of the few things every married couple has in common. It's an annual opportunity for you and your spouse to reconnect. So how do you make the most of that opportunity?
After a while, any marriage can start to go stale—like a bag of old potato chips. You've got to be intentional about keeping your marriage "Dorito fresh" (you'll have to listen to the episode to find out what that means).
On the podcast, we've talked about why we fight about silly things. For this episode, we're diving into how we should deal with those minor mistakes our spouse makes.
'Opposites attract' is a cliche—but it's often true. We frequently have a different personality from our spouse, and react differently to the same situation. How can we have a great marriage despite these differences of personality?
For many of us, passion for our spouse and our job seem mutually exclusive. But it actually is possible to have both a successful career and marriage at the same time. Fab'rik founder Dana Spinola joins us on the podcast to tell how she has been able to start an awesome company and raise a great family.
Last year in the US, we spent $72 billion on wedding ceremonies. While wedding days are special days, marriage is not really about the big day, it's about the every day.
As married couples, we can find ourselves in negative cycles of conflict. We argue, and can't seem to get past it. It's easy to think that the answer lies within the details of who was right and who was wrong, but typically, we're not really arguing about what we're arguing about.
The condition of our marriage tends to go up and down depending on how well that we're managing our marriage. Obviously, the dynamics between the two of you are important. But there's another relationship that matters even more.
Having fun and intimacy in your marriage—is it essential or extra? We all like fun and intimacy, but it's easy to think other things in are more important. The good news is that God views fun and intimacy in our marriage as essential.
Your marital habits either lead to the connection or disconnection of your us. We've had other habits that we've tried to change before and then we've been unsuccessful. But marital habits are different, because they're relational, which means they're emotional. And therein lies the answer.
No matter where you're currently finding your us, you can experience more moments of awesome, and less moments of awful, because God gives us clear directions and instructions for our marriage.
We're trying something new this summer—a shorter episode format that we call the Married People Minute. For the next few weeks, we're releasing some shorter episodes with one simple thing you can do for a better marriage.
No one wants to have a boring marriage, but the busyness of life often keeps us from having fun together. So how can we be intentional about having adventures with our spouse? To discuss that question, we welcome back our first repeat guest on the podcast—Dr. Matt Turvey of WinShape Marriage.