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Awesome marriages don't happen on accident and far too many couples are just surviving their marriage when it was meant to thrive. This is the place where we give you practical tips on how to build an awesome marriage. Our passion is to help you strengthen your marriage.

Dr. Kim Kimberling hosts the show. He is the President of Awesome Marriage he has been married for 45 years and has been a professional counselor for 35 years. He is the author of 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage and 14 Keys To Lasting Love.

Dr. Kim is joined by his co-host Christina Dodson. Christina is the COO of Awesome Marriage. She has been married for 8 years. Her and her husband are church planters and love ministering to married couples.

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

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9, 492 Ratings

Awesome marriages don't happen on accident and far too many couples are just surviving their marriage when it was meant to thrive. This is the place where we give you practical tips on how to build an awesome marriage. Our passion is to help you strengthen your marriage.

Dr. Kim Kimberling hosts the show. He is the President of Awesome Marriage he has been married for 45 years and has been a professional counselor for 35 years. He is the author of 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage and 14 Keys To Lasting Love.

Dr. Kim is joined by his co-host Christina Dodson. Christina is the COO of Awesome Marriage. She has been married for 8 years. Her and her husband are church planters and love ministering to married couples.

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.

    Don't Be Stingy: Share Your Marriage Conflict With Friends | Ep. 415

    Don't Be Stingy: Share Your Marriage Conflict With Friends | Ep. 415

    In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about sharing your marriage conflict with your friends. I know - it seems weird! Is marriage conflict really something we want to share? 
    They share about when it’s appropriate to share your marriage issues, with who, and why. Too often we are too stingy with the truth of our conflict and our marriages, friendships, and friends marriages are missing out because of it!  
    Dr. Kim shares some great practical advice on how sharing our issues can benefit our whole community and gives great vision for gospel-centered community. 
    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 
     
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    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    SPONSORS
     
     
    Thank you to Harvest House Publishers for sponsoring this episode promoting Love In Every Season. Grab your copy of Love In Every Season today!   
     
    RESOURCES
    Show your beautiful bride your love for her, by simply taking the time to lift her up in prayer with the 15 Daily Prayers To Pray For Your Wife resource. Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here! 

    • 27 min
    You Have To Have Them: Hard Conversations | Ep. 414

    You Have To Have Them: Hard Conversations | Ep. 414

    In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about how to have hard conversations with our spouse. We all have to have them. There are things that aren’t fun to talk about and issues need to be addressed. But how do we have hard conversations well for the betterment of our marriage?
    Dr. Kim shares some great practical advice on some go-to tips for hard conversation and somethings we should all avoid when it comes to how to have these conversations. 
    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 
     
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    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    SPONSORS
    Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order!  RESOURCES
    Enneagram Podcast Series Becoming Us book by Beth McCord Show your beautiful bride your love for her, by simply taking the time to lift her up in prayer with the 15 Daily Prayers To Pray For Your Wife resource. Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here!   

    • 28 min
    Recovering From An Open Marriage | Ep. 413

    Recovering From An Open Marriage | Ep. 413

    In this episode Dr. Kim and Chrstina talk about how to recover from an open marriage. 
     
    Dr. Kim shares about what an open marriage is, what God says, and how to recover from this kind of sexual baggage. 
     
    We encourage you to not skip this episode even if that’s not your story. We are facing a culture where open marriages may very well become more common and sexual boundaries are being disregarded. Tune it so you can learn and better understand how to help people who may face this. 
     
    And here is what we know is true: we all have experienced some kind of betrayal sexually in our marriage because every one sins sexually whether it’s lust, a look or thought that lasted too long, porn, or flirting, on an outright affair or open marriage. So we can all gain some wisdom from this conversation. 
     
    *We do want to mention as a disclaimer we do talk about some hard things in this episode. It is not an episode you want to listen to around children. Also, we do briefly mention sexual abuse so we want to give that trigger warning for anyone who has experienced that. 
     
    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 
     
     
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    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    SPONSORS
     
    Thank you to Harvest House Publishers for sponsoring this episode promoting Love In Every Season. Grab your copy of Love In Every Season today!   
    RESOURCES
    Awesome Sex: God’s Design ebook by Dr. Kim  Love Making Survey by Christina Dodson Celebration of Sex book by Dr. Douglas Rosenau Show your beautiful bride your love for her, by simply taking the time to lift her up in prayer with the 15 Daily Prayers To Pray For Your Wife resource. Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here! 

    • 38 min
    Top 10 Marriage Mistakes: Mistake #1 | Ep. 412

    Top 10 Marriage Mistakes: Mistake #1 | Ep. 412

    In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina wrap up our Top 10 Marriage Mistakes Series by talking about the #1 Marriage Mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages which is a lack of respect. 
     
    Do you feel slighted or torn down by your spouse? Do you feel like your dignity is often bruised by how your spouse treats you? Well, we pray this episode can lead you to have some real, honest conversations with your spouse and that it will be the first step towards change for your marriage. 
     
    Maybe you are thinking - this isn’t an issue for you. Don’t tune out! A lack of respect is a big issue in many marriages and the most destructive part of this is that most people aren’t aware they are being disrespectful. 
     
    Most people aren’t conscious of the fact that they are disrespecting their spouse. There are lots of subtle ways we often treat others with a lack of respect. So tune it to hear how you can grow in this area. 
     
    Dr. Kim shares practical advice on how to better respect your spouse. 
     
    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 
     



     
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    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    SPONSORS
     
    Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with its flexible material, patent-pending, inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. You can use the code “awesomemarriage” for 15% off your order!   
    RESOURCES
    Show your beautiful bride your love for her, by simply taking the time to lift her up in prayer with the 15 Daily Prayers To Pray For Your Wife resource. Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email or text here!   

    • 29 min
    Love In Every Season: Interview with Debra Fileta | Ep. 411

    Love In Every Season: Interview with Debra Fileta | Ep. 411

    In this episode Dr. Kim has long time friend of the podcast, Debra Fileta, back on the show talking about Love In Every Season. 
     
    Debra Fileta is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of Choosing Marriage and True Love Dates. She's also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast. Her popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. 
     
    Dr. Kim and Debra discuss her latest book: Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of Every Healthy Relationship. Just as nature cycles through seasons, relationships rotate through stages that can either make or break your love life. Each season plays an important role in taking a relationship to the next level, and depending on how you navigate each season, your relationship will either flourish and grow or slowly die. 
     
    So many of you loyal listeners are in a season of transition right now or adjusting to your new season. This is a great conversation and Debra gives us some interesting things to think about and practical advice on how to love well in each season. 
     
    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 
     
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    NOTEWORTHY QUOTES
    “Just as nature cycles through seasons so do relationships.” - Debra Fileta “Relationships are like plants; if you give too little your relationships will die, but if you give too much your relationships will also die.” - Debra Fileta “A lot of people mistake selflessness for passivity.” - Debra Fileta “Conflict is the invitation to deeper connection.” - Debra Fileta “Compatibility is about our ability to come together in the ways we are different.” - Debra Fileta “Persevering through the hard times in marriage is part of God’s plan for us and He walks with us through it.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “Seasons weren’t meant to be stayed in. They are meant to be passed through.” - Debra Fileta “Whether or not we feel love we can plant the seeds of love in our marriage which will eventually bear fruit.” - Debra Fileta “If I’m only responsible for me and I can’t change my spouse, what can I allow God to do in my heart?” - Debra Fileta “When we start getting healthy on our own it automatically moves our relationship in a healthy direction.” - Debra Fileta “If you feel stuck in a winter season of your marriage, I invited you to make an appointment with a licensed counselor who can help walk with you through that season and help you find the unhealthy roots that need to be snipped so new growth can happen in your life.” - Debra Fileta “Sometimes we get so used to the familiar that we don’t realize the familiar isn’t healthy.” - Debra Fileta “What you see in dating you will see in marriage.” - Debra Fileta “Healthy singles makes healthy dating which makes healthy marriages.” - Debra Fileta “You need to have people that love you and that love Jesus who are able to speak into your dating relationship and point out things they see in it that might not be healthy.” - Debra Fileta “There’s no shame in struggling in marriage, it’s just about how we allow God to use the struggle for His glory and for our health.” - Debra Fileta “How we love God really impacts how we love each other.” - Debra Fileta SPONSORS
     
    Thank you to Groove Life for sponsoring this podcast episode! Groove Life has the Groove ring that is the world's first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone, activewear rings with it

    • 57 min
    Top 10 Marriage Mistakes: Mistake #2 | Ep. 410

    Top 10 Marriage Mistakes: Mistake #2 | Ep. 410

    In this episode Dr. Kim and Christina talk about the #2 Marriage Mistake Dr. Kim sees in marriages, which is not listening to your spouse. 
     
    Hearing is not the same thing as listening. 
     
    So what does it look like to listen to your spouse well? How can we become better listeners? Dr. Kim shares practical advice on how to avoid this marriage mistake.


    We pray this episode is helpful to you and your marriage. 
     
    Subscribe to Podcast Email to make sure you never miss an episode and get noteworthy quotes, resources, and more delivered straight to your inbox! 
     
    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    NOTEWORTHY QUOTES
    “With all the distractions that are out there today, you really have to focus and be intentional about communicating with your spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “It feels very lonely when our spouse is not listening to us.” - Christina Dodson “I don’t think you can have an awesome marriage without having awesome listening skills.” - Christina Dodson “I don’t think you can multitask and really be listening to someone.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “Your spouse should always have a direct line of communication to get to you.” - Christina Dodson “Your spouse feels loved and cared for when they know they are heard in your marriage.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling “We can learn how to listen from God, God is the best listener.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling  
    SPONSORS
     
    Thank you to Harvest House Publishers for sponsoring this episode promoting Love In Every Season. Grab your copy of Love In Every Season today!   
    RESOURCES
    Take time to pray daily for your husband and call upon the One who can create real change in his life with our brand new resource 15 Daily Prayers To Pray For Your Husband. This tool makes it easy to pray big prayers daily for your husband! Become a Marriage Changer and receive some sweet exclusive benefits. Learn more here! Sign up to get Dr. Kim’s One Thing To Grow Your Marriage Each Day via email, text, or podcast here!   

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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492 Ratings

Feefinegurl ,

Great wisdom!

First time listener and listened to the talking about your conflicts episode. So much wisdom and nuggets in a timely season. Love it and will keep listening!

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Great Marriage Help

The marriage podcasts are very enriching and allows for a lot of soul searching.

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In the waiting...

Team,

Thanks so much for what you do, keep it up!

I have followed your podcast over the last couple of months and it has been a great rock for me during my first two years of marriage, the most difficult season of my life. My wife and I are holding on by a thread and have tried everything in the book as far as counseling, mentoring and devotions. With my past of cheating and pornography early on and her struggles of abandonment and affirmation combined with a mental diagnosis, our situation has been nothing but a roller coaster for the past 3 years since we became engaged. We want nothing more than to have peace, love each other, and act out the purpose that God has called us to.

The podcast has encouraged me, helped me to lean in and has given me something to keep my mind engaged through learning and bettering myself during this season. I would encourage anyone to give it a try. Dr. Kim and Christina share real life experiences that encourage me and I am sure they will speak to you as well. I am trying to figure out this thing called life just like everyone else. I am living proof of my church’s mission; just a real person, with real problems, trying to discover and live out the real love of Jesus.

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