The Brave Marriage Podcast show

The Brave Marriage Podcast

Summary: Want to grow personally? Do your marriage with intention? Learn how to live mutually empowered, purposeful lives? The Brave Marriage Podcast is committed to helping couples in their first few years of marriage do exactly that. Each week on the Brave Marriage Podcast, you’ll hear a 10-15 minute teaching from Kensi on how to make your marriage even better. Each episode includes 1 action step + 1 prayer for your marriage. Kensi Duszynski is a certified professional couples coach, marriage therapist in private practice, wife, & Christ follower. To work with Kensi through couples coaching, visit bravemarriage.com.

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  • Artist: Kensi Duszynski: Couples Coach + Marriage Therapist
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 #052: Year 1 in Review! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:30

Happy Birthday, Brave Marriage Podcast! WALL OF GRATITUDE: My Amazing Launch Team: Taylor, Ashlyn, Lahni, Maddi, Kelcie, Kindra, Lindsay, Emily, Maddi, Mom My Friend, Musician: John Tibbs My Husband, Encourager, Tech Support + Podcast Editor: Evan Duszynski Collaborations: Lindsay Davenport Photography Wonder Women Podcast with Rachel Collier Bridal Bliss Magazine

 #051: Emotional Reasoning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:05

Our fourth & final episode in the Mental Health Awareness Series, emotional reasoning is a cognitive distortion affecting many marriages today. Tune in to find out how you might be engaging in emotional reasoning & what to do differently! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe! Share on your favorite social media platform! Rate & review on iTunes! Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

 #050: Labeling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:59

Did you know that labeling can be a form of cognitive distortion? Listen in to find out how labeling can affect your relationship - and what to do about it. (This is the third episode in our Mental Health Awareness series). Mentioned on this Episode: John Gottman’s 4 Horsemen of the Marital Apocalypse Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud & John Townsend If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe! Share on your favorite social media platform! Rate & review on iTunes! Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

 #049: All or Nothing Thinking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:19

Have you ever heard yourself say to your spouse, “you always…” or “you never…”? If so, then chances are good that you are engaging in all-or-nothing thinking. Tune in to learn what all-or-nothing thinking is, how it can affect your marriage, and 3 ways to combat all-or-nothing thinking in your own mind - for the betterment of your mental health & your relationship! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe! Share on your favorite social media platform! Rate & review on iTunes! Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

 #048: Thinking of You This Mother's Day Weekend | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:24

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! To those of you for whom this weekend will be hard, this episode is for you. If you have friends or family affected by pregnancy loss or infertility, feel free to share this episode - it will mean more to them than you know. Want to write in? Feel free to do so: kensi@bravemarriage.com

 #047: You, Your Marriage, & Mental Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:08

Oh hey May! It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and over the next 4 weeks, we will take a look at 3 cognitive distortions that impact many of our marriages. Join us to learn how to observe your own self-talk, how to identify your thought patterns, and how to renew your thoughts for the betterment of your mental and emotional health, & subsequently, your marriage relationship. Mentioned on this Episode: Mental Health America Resources Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe! Share on your favorite social media platform! Rate & review on iTunes! Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

 #046: Sex Series Q+A II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:11

I’m answering more of your questions about sex on this week’s episode! Mentioned on this episode: FREE Sex Resource List Upcoming Healthy Sexuality Course bravemarriage.com/sex Dual Control Model of Sexual Arousal If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe! Share on your favorite social media platform! Rate & review on iTunes! Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

 #045: Sex Series Q+A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:48

I’m answering your questions about sex on this week’s episode! And hey, if you’re interested in improving your sex life & getting good education from a Christian perspecitve, please visit bravemarriage.com/sex to get notified when our healthy sexuality class comes available online! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe! Share on your favorite social media platform! Rate & review on iTunes! Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic

 #044: Sexpectations Part IV | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:56

Interested in improving your sex life? Visit bravemarriage.com/sex to leave your name/email & get notified when our online healthy sexuality class comes available! We all bring our own sexual set of beliefs into our marriages. Over the next 4 weeks, we’re going to be taking a look at & calling out 10 “sexpectations” so that you can identify & become aware of which ones are affecting your sexuality & sex life, that you & your spouse might grow together sexually - beyond the beliefs that are holding you back. If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe! Share on your favorite social media platform! Rate & review on iTunes! Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

 #043: Sexpectations Part III | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:17

Interested in improving your sex life? Visit bravemarriage.com/sex to get notified when our online healthy sexuality class comes available! We all bring our own sexual set of beliefs into our marriages. Over the next 4 weeks, we’re going to be taking a look at & calling out 10 “sexpectations” so that you can identify & become aware of which ones are affecting your sexuality & sex life, that you & your spouse might grow together sexually - beyond the beliefs that are holding you back. If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe! Share on your favorite social media platform! Rate & review on iTunes! Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski Mentioned on this Episode: Your Brain On Porn Porn in the Digital Age: New Research Reveals 10 Trends

 #042: Sexpectations Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:46

If you’re interested in improving your sex life, please visit bravemarriage.com/sex, leave your name & email, & get notified when our healthy sexuality class comes available online! We all bring our own sexual set of beliefs into our marriages. Over the next 3 weeks, we’re going to be taking a look at & calling out 10 “sexpectations” so that you can identify & become aware of which ones are affecting your sexuality & sex life, that you & your spouse might grow together sexually - beyond the beliefs that are holding you back! If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe! Share on your favorite social media platform! Rate & review on iTunes! Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

 #041: Sexpectations Part I | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:19

We all bring our own sexual set of beliefs into our marriages. Over the next 3 weeks, we’re going to be taking a look at & calling out 10 “sexpectations” so that you can identify & become aware of which ones are affecting your sexuality & sex life, that you & your spouse might grow together sexually - beyond the beliefs that are holding you back! If you’d like to work with Kensi through couples coaching online, please visit bravemarriage.com/consultation. If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe! Share on your favorite social media platform! Rate & review on iTunes! Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

 #040: 3 Contributors to a Great Sex Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:20

Great sex lives are made over the long-term, not in an instant. According to the happiest couples, great sex lives consist of much more basic principles than what culture would lead us to believe. On today’s episode, we discuss three basic contributors to a great sex life in marriage, based on Scripture & research: 1) commitment to one another 2) safety & trust 3) mutual beneficence. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider: Subscribe to the Brave Marriage Podcast. Share the podcast on your favorite platform. Rate & review on iTunes. To work with Kensi, please email: kensi@bravemarriage.com Mentioned on this Episode: FREE Relationship Quiz Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

 #039: Sex as a Second Language | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:42

Sex can be hard to talk about…even with your spouse. In this episode, I share 3 conversation starters to help you and your spouse develop more mature language and conversation around your sex life, as well as your individuality sexuality. Because let’s face it, learning to speak sex more fluently in your marriage is a prerequisite to attaining the level of intimacy you desire. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider: Subscribe to the Brave Marriage Podcast. Share the podcast on your favorite platform. Rate & review on iTunes. To work with Kensi, please visit: bravemarriage.com Mentioned on this Episode: FREE Relationship Quiz Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski

 #038: The Gift of Sex | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:09

I believe that God created us for meaningful sex, and that our sex lives actually have the opportunity to reflect the goodness & glory of God. Have you ever thought about your sex life or sexuality in this way? What's difficult about this concept for you? In today’s episode, we discuss 4 gifts of married sex, followed by one action step and a prayer for your marriage. I hope you enjoy! Mentioned on this Episode: FREE Relationship Quiz Music: John Tibbs Music @johntibbsmusic Podcast Editing: Evan Duszynski If you enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe Share Review on iTunes To work with Kensi, please visit bravemarriage.com.

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