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Far too many couples are just surviving their marriage when it was meant to thrive. This is the place for practical tips on how to build an awesome marriage. Our passion is to help you strengthen your marriage.

Dr. Kim Kimberling hosts the show. Dr. Kim is the President of Awesome Marriage, has been married for 53 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, Content Director for Awesome Marriage. She has been married for 20 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.

Awesome Marriage Podcast Dr. Kim Kimberling

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Far too many couples are just surviving their marriage when it was meant to thrive. This is the place for practical tips on how to build an awesome marriage. Our passion is to help you strengthen your marriage.

Dr. Kim Kimberling hosts the show. Dr. Kim is the President of Awesome Marriage, has been married for 53 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, Content Director for Awesome Marriage. She has been married for 20 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.

    Help for the Insecure Spouse | Ep. 628

    Help for the Insecure Spouse | Ep. 628

    Has you or your spouse’s insecurity affected your marriage? We’re all insecure about something, and the way we see ourselves will end up spilling over into the way we relate to others. Nowhere is this more likely to happen than in marriage. 
    In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina share  ways to address your insecurity and your spouse’s insecurity, including a surprising way Dr. Kim has learned to turn his weaknesses to strengths. Tune in for wisdom and practical tips. 
    We pray this episode is helpful for you and your marriage. 
     
    Episode highlights include:  
    How insecurity affects a marriage  Advice if your spouse’s insecurity is weighing you down 
    Advice if your OWN insecurity weighs you down  Practical steps to overcome insecurity 
    How to fight back against your insecurities
     
    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    QUOTES 
    “How you view yourself absolutely affects how you’re going to interact with others.” - Christina Dodson 
    “I think the role of the spouse is to build each other up. Your marriage should be your safest place, next to your relationship with God.”  - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
    “Perfection is not what God expects from you, nor should anyone else be expecting it from you.” - Christina Dodson 
    “You begin to believe the things God says about you and who you are in Christ, and that changes your countenance. You will look like a different person.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
    “There’s less holding you back if you’re not weighed down by your insecurities. There’s more joy, more abundance, freedom to enjoy life together. ” - Christina Dodson 
    “One thing God does so well for us is he loves us right where we are. Our goal is to love our spouse right where they are.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling  
    “You can’t take it over. You can’t fix it for them. But you can come alongside and do what God wants you to do.” -  Dr. Kim Kimberling 
    “No one is thinking about you as much as you’re thinking about you. To me, that’s really freeing!” - Christina Dodson 
     
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 
    Our 5 Days to Deeper Emotional Intimacy digital resource provides practical steps to understand and share your emotions, and to work together to grow your emotional intimacy…and it’s our gift to you for your donation of any amount.
    The Christmas in July Sale is on at Awesome Marriage University and that means you get 30% OFF ANY and ALL of our online marriage courses! BROWSE our course offerings to find which one your marriage needs and use the code JULY at checkout!

    • 33 min
    Deepen The Emotional Intimacy in Your Marriage | Ep. 627

    Deepen The Emotional Intimacy in Your Marriage | Ep. 627

    Want better connection with your spouse? One thing we hear a lot from couples is that they don’t feel close to each other or that their relationship feels like it’s missing some depth. That’s why today we’re re-airing this episode from Dr. Kim and Christina that talks all about emotional intimacy and gives you ideas of practical ways to deepen the emotional intimacy in your marriage. 
    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 
    Episode highlights include:  
    What is emotional intimacy, and why does it matter? 
    Warning signs you need to grow in this area 
    Emotional intimacy killers to avoid  
    Tips to start working on this - alone, and together 
     
    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    QUOTES 
    “It is hard work knowing someone. You have to pay attention. It takes work to be intimate.” - Christina Dodson 
    “Laziness and business are going to block your intimacy, so we have to fight against those things.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
    “Give yourself opportunities to connect.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
    “It adds value to my marriage for me to have a relationship with my friends, just like it benefits our marriage that he has guy friends.” - Christina Dodson 
    “You could have had the best childhood in the world and you still have baggage because we’re human. That’s okay, and you can deal with that.” - Christina Dodson 
    “You can’t be emotionally intimate with your spouse if you aren’t aware of your own emotions.” - Christina Dodson 



    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 
    Our 5 Days to Deeper Emotional Intimacy digital resource provides practical steps to understand and share your emotions, and to work together to grow your emotional intimacy…and it’s our gift to you for your donation of any amount. 
    Your marriage can only be as healthy as the two of you are. The Bible says, “Let us examine our ways and test them and let us return to the Lord” (Lamentations 3:40). Our new Self Check-In Guide will help you do just that! 
    Print out this Feelings Chart and use it to help you talk about your emotions.
    Our Questions To Help Your Spouse Open Up resource is a simple way to help build the closeness between you and your spouseAccountability is a biblical and helpful tool for growing in holiness.
     

    • 34 min
    Gospel Truth for Your Marriage with Willie Robertson | Ep. 626

    Gospel Truth for Your Marriage with Willie Robertson | Ep. 626

    What is a “gospeler”?  
    It’s probably a lot simpler than you think! It is something that will certainly impact you and your marriage, but also has the potential to have a huge impact on others around you. 
    Today Willie Robertson shares  how one person sharing the Gospel impacted thousands, starting with his family, and he explains just how simple it can be to begin to care enough for others to share the Gospel with them. 
    We pray this episode is helpful for you and your marriage. 
     
    Episode highlights include:  
     Gospel genealogy & the ripple effect one conversation can have 
    The Biblical basis for this kind of conversation 
    Where to start if you don’t know where to start 
    Advice for parents to share their faith in parenting 
    Different ways to approach sharing your faith 
     
    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    QUOTES 
    “When you’re active in sharing your faith, it takes care of a lot of other things for you as well.” - Willie Robertston
    “The great commission was for all of us.” - Willie Robertston
    “Make disciples, baptize people, teach people; you’re not going to do any of those 3 unless you open your mouth.” - Willie Robertston
    “It starts with caring about people.” - Willie Robertston
    “You start learning the Word, you’ll start standing out in the crowd.” - Willie Robertston
     
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 
    Order Willie’s new book, Gospeler today! 
    Find more from Willie at DuckCommander.com and WillieRobertson.com 
    Our 5 Days to Deeper Emotional Intimacy digital resource provides practical steps to understand and share your emotions, and to work together to grow your emotional intimacy…and it’s our gift to you for your donation of any amount. 
     

    • 54 min
    Worth Repeating | Intimacy VS Control - You Can't Have Both | Ep. 625

    Worth Repeating | Intimacy VS Control - You Can't Have Both | Ep. 625

    Are you ever a bit too helpful in your marriage? Do you find yourself frustrated with the way your spouse responds to you? 
    You may be trying to control your spouse by “helping” even if you don’t mean to! 
    Today Laura Doyle from the Empowered Wife Podcast joins Dr. Kim to teach us some ways to shift our marriage culture - without resorting to control tactics. Tune in to learn how! 
    We pray this episode is helpful for you and your marriage. 
     
    Episode highlights include:  
    Empowering ways to shift the culture of your marriage, even if your spouse isn’t on board
    “Cheat phrases” to help you shift from controlling tendencies to deeper intimacy   
    The unexpected lesson of sitting down with your spouse and getting nothing done! 
     
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 
    Find more of Laura’s content, including her free Empowered Wife Road Map on her website
    Check out Laura’s book, the Empowered Wife!
    Our 5 Days to Deeper Emotional Intimacy digital resource provides practical steps to understand and share your emotions, and to work together to grow your emotional intimacy…and it’s our gift to you for your donation of any amount. 

    • 47 min
    Love Your Spouse...As You Love Yourself? with Bryan Crum | Ep. 623

    Love Your Spouse...As You Love Yourself? with Bryan Crum | Ep. 623

    Most of us deal with self doubt, regret, and feelings of not measuring up. But learning to love ourselves properly means learning to see ourselves as God does, and it allows us to love others more freely and graciously. 
     
    Today, Bryan Crum will help you step away from nagging self doubts and into a solid biblical perspective. Give your marriage the gift of seeing yourself and your spouse through God’s eyes.
     
    We pray this episode is helpful for you and your marriage. 
     
    Episode highlights include:  
    Unexpected lessons learned from people who are facing their mortality 
    Why is it hard to accept loving and valuing ourselves properly? 
    Rewriting negative messages we’ve learned 
    Ideas to break away from self-doubt 
    Why relationships are needed to help us learn to love ourselves 
     
    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    QUOTES 
    “I’m on a mission to help people fall in love with God’s greatest creation; and that’s us.” - Bryan Crum 
    “We all want to know our time on this earth means something.” - Bryan Crum 
    “I’ve discovered 2 truths about living: 1. We’re priceless. 2. For some reason, we’ve forgotten that truth.” - Bryan Crum 
    “We interact with people every day but we don’t always treat them like they are valuable.” - Bryan Crum 
    “When we acknowledge the truth of what we’re worth, we’re acknowledging a truth heaven knows well.” - Bryan Crum 
    “The first step is to stop comparing ourselves to each other.” - Bryan Crum 
    “There's power in giving each other the benefit of the doubt.”   - Bryan Crum 
    “Giving each other grace is a small step that covers a lot of distance.” - Bryan Crum 
    “Marriage is promising each other that we’re all-in. We’ve got to make the conscious choice to say, ‘I’m still here.’”  - Bryan Crum 



    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 
    If your marriage is doing okay but could use a jumpstart, then this 5 Week Marriage Refresher Challenge is for you! 
    Find more from Bryan HERE
    Order Bryan’s book, Neighbor, Love Yourself HERE  
     

    • 42 min
    How Does the Bible Say to Handle Conflict? With Donna Jones | Ep. 624

    How Does the Bible Say to Handle Conflict? With Donna Jones | Ep. 624

    Conflict is no one’s favorite, but it is an inevitable part of life. And today Donna Jones teaches us why it’s nothing to be afraid of by busting some of the most common misunderstandings that lead to conflict avoidance, and providing a biblical roadmap to handle conflict in a healthy way. 
    Tune in to learn more about approaching conflict in a healthy, biblical way. 
    We pray this episode is helpful for you and your marriage. 
     
    Episode highlights include:  
    The biggest mistakes most couples make in conflict 
    The trick to de-escalate in the heat of the moment. 
    The inner characteristics that build better conflict habits 
    Help to break conflict patterns in your marriage 
    The healthy way to apologize well
     
    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    QUOTES 
    “When we handle conflict in a healthy way, the outcome is peace. Peace between us and who we have conflict with; peace in our own souls.” - Donna Jones 
    “When we are in conflict, it literally affects everything about us. We function, but on the inside, we’re torn to pieces.” - Donna Jones 
    “The reason so many of us think conflict is bad, is that we never learned to see how conflict can turn out good.”  - Donna Jones 
    “When we have conflict, we tend to think it means 1 of 3 things: There’s something wrong with you; there’s something wrong with me, or there’s something wrong with us. But conflict doesn’t mean that.” - Donna Jones 
    “No relationship can survive an atmosphere of disrespect over the long haul.”  - Donna Jones 
    “The most important thing is not an act, it’s an attitude: Humility.”  - Donna Jones 
    “If you want to know how strong a person really is, look for humility.” - Donna Jones 



    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 
    Order Donna’s book Healthy Conflict, Peaceful Life today! 
    Find Donna on her website, on Instagram @DonnaAJones or Facebook @donnajonesspeak/
    For more help to break the conflict cycle, sign up for Dr. Kim’s “8 Guidelines for Fighting Fair Webinar”
    If your marriage is feeling a bit blah, the Marriage Refresher is the jumpstart you need to bring fresh life into your marriage!

    • 58 min

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