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The #staymarried PODCAST

Summary: Real Life Advice for Beating the Odds. Brought to you by Tony and Michelle Peterson, founders of the #staymarried blog. Find out more at

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 S4 Ep8 | We Are Black Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2810

Tommy and Codie Oilver are the creators of Black Love, a docuseries on the Oprah Winfrey Network featuring married couples talking about what it takes to make love last. Codie is the director and the couple produces together. The show debuted on OWN as the highest rated unscripted series in the network’s history and featured couples like Viola Davis & Julius Tennon, Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict, Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe, and Grant Hill and his wife Tamia. Now, the reason I’m doing all of this name dropping is because, as you’ll hear in our interview with them, Tommy and Codie really won’t. But this intentionality they have with choosing their guests is significant to me because, what they’ve done by interviewing everyone from celebrities to non-celebrities is to show that nobody is above fights over dishes and laundry. They show clearly that there is no one perfect way to make a marriage work. Find out more at

 S4 Ep7 | Problems to Solve & Tensions to Manage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2155

Today we're going to tackle a couple of the most common marriage problems we hear about from you through Ask #staymarried. We're answering, not one, but TWO questions from listeners. With the first question, we'll address Laura and answer how to take criticism from your partner, and then we'll answer a question from "Not into Horses" on how to navigate boundaries with the in-laws. Find out more at

 S4 Ep6 | Adoption Changes Everything! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2731

Team Peterson get Jesse and Marisa Butterworth involved when requests for an adoption story come in. In this episode the Butterworths share their adoption story and invite us into the reality of what being adoptive parents is really like.

 S4 Ep5 | Church Shopping, or Nah? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2296

In this episode, we look at a question from Rachael submitted to Ask #staymarried. She’s concerned that her husband Shawn, who once attended church with her regularly, would now prefer to spend his Sundays hunting and fishing. She asked us if we have advice on how to “get him to come to church” with her. We address that, as well as our own perspective on our current “church shopping” journey. You can find out more at

 S4 Ep4 | Grieving with Hope After Miscarriage and Loss | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2816

"I used to think miscarriage and infant loss were women's issues," Adriel told us. "But, after going through this with my own husband, I see that these things impact both men and women, and your entire family and community." Ryan and Adriel Booker generously share their experience with grief and loss and also hope. After experiencing 3 miscarriages, they reflect on their journey and share much wisdom for the rest of us. Whether you've experienced miscarriage and loss in your own life or not, statistically speaking you know someone who has and this episode will shine a light on what it's really like and how to navigate these rough waters with your marriage intact.

 S4 Ep3 | Unemployment and The Basic Needs of a Marriage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2616

It's tough to work on your relationship when your basic needs are threatened. Losing your job, your home, or your business unexpectedly can be one of the greatest strains a relationship can endure. Tony and Michelle use Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as a lens to talk about why this season of unemployment has been such a strain on their own relationship. They also share the practical tools they used to make sure they were still on the same team.

 S4 Ep2 | O'Brian & Ochelle's Devotional Journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2586

At just two and a half years in, Ochelle was wondering if she'd made a mistake marrying O'Brian. This young couple from Brooklyn made a decision at that point to pivot, and that decision has made this their best year yet. We think you'll enjoy hearing about O'Brian and Ochelle's Devotional Journey. Learn more about OluvesO and other resource links at

 S4 Ep1 | New & Improved | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1879

A lot can happen in a year. Some years of our marriage have felt like imprints of the years before, but not this year. This year had more twists and turns, highs and lows, wins and losses, than any of our previous 11 years together. Whew! We are still trying to catch our breath from this whirlwind and we know we are far from settled just yet. But, that's not stopping us... We are thrilled to be back with Season 4 of The #staymarried Podcast. Go to for complete show notes.

 Season 4 of The #staymarried Podcast Starts Tomorrow! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30

Tony and Michelle are back! Season 4 of The #staymarried Podcast starts September 19th! Become a #staymarried supporter by heading over to or leave us a message and be a part of the show by calling 262.622.6638

 Season 4 of The #staymarried Podcast: New and Improved | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29

Tony and Michelle are back with a new shine to the varnish! Season 4 of The #staymarried Podcast starts September 19th! Become a #staymarried supporter by heading over to or leave us a message and be a part of the show by calling 262.622.6638

 S3 E23: Marriage is Not a Product. It's an Investment. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1651

We live in a consumer culture, and it's easy to fall into the mentality that your marriage is a product that either works for you or it fails you. But, the truth is, marriage is not a prodcut. It's an investment. It requires a little work all the time in order to thrive. In this episode of The #staymarried Podcast, we address one listener's email about how #staymarried has failed his marriage...

 S3 Ep22: How You Show Up Under Pressure Matters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3069

In this episode we talk with our good friend Dr. Rob McKenna and he shares with us his insights on whole leadership development. His studies of how we each show up under pressure can effect our professional lives as well as our relationships with each other.

 S3 Ep21: A Peek Inside a Therapist's Marriage with Zach and Rebecca Brittle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3463

Just because you have the training and tools, just because you counsel other couples through challenging times, just because you're a professional, doesn't necessarily mean your own marriage will be smooth sailing. Come take a peek at what it takes for a Marriage and Family Therapist to make it to the 20 year mark and beyond...

 S3 E20: The Positive Perspective | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2527

It's natural to feel the impact of negative interaction more intensely than the positive ones. But, if we want to enjoy our marriages for decades to come, we need to learn the practice and benefits of developing a positive perspective. In this episode we break down what we've learned from Dr. John Gottman and others about this essential marriage ingredient.

 S3 E19: Sex is Complicated | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1652

She's back! Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers is back to answer some tough questions about sex and the way the conservative church has placed undue pressure on a confused generation.


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