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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.

    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. 
     

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    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. 

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    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  
     

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    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!

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    Gaslighting & Narcissism Q & A | Ep. 622

    Gaslighting & Narcissism Q & A | Ep. 622

    We have gotten a lot of questions about gaslighting and narcissism, and today Dr. Kim is answering. This topic is layered and one podcast episode cannot take the place of more in-depth interventions, but we can offer helpful and hopeful next steps. In today’s episode we’re covering how to know what constitutes abuse versus the sin nature we all struggle with. Listen for 
     
    We pray this episode is helpful for you and your marriage. 
     
    Episode highlights include:  
    Marriage counseling doesn’t work with abusers – So what does?
    Can a marriage recover after long-term gaslighting? 
    How to diagnose abuse using the power and control wheel
    Does the “gray rock” strategy work in marriage?  
    Reasons why emotional abuse is often dismissed 
     
    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    QUOTES 
    “Narcissism is all about power and control. Neither of those have a place in marriage at all.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
    “I don't think God expects anyone to live in an abusive situation. In many ways, it’s as much a violation of vows as adultery is to not take seriously your vow to love and cherish your spouse.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
    “You deserve to be safe.”  - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
    “If you look at the message of the BIble, you can’t defend any type of abuse, for any person, ever.”  - Lindsay Few 
    “The goal would be repentance and reconciliation.” - Lindsay Few  
    “The reason a lot of people minimize emotional abuse because they haven’t seen it.”  - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
    “I’ve seen people who gaslight and don't really understand what they’ve been doing.” - Dr. Kim Kimberling 
    “Nobody’s uplifted or brought closer to Christ through manipulative behaviors.” - Lindsay Few 
     
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 
    The Power and Control Wheel is helpful to understand what constitutes abuse 
    If your marriage is doing okay but could use a jumpstart, then this 5 Week Marriage Refresher Challenge is for you! 
    Past episodes on the topic: 
    Gaslighting in Marriage 
    Accidental Gaslighting 
    When is Enough Enough? With Dr. David E. Clarke 
    Recent series with Kathy’s Story 
    Escaping an Emotionally Abusive Marriage: Kathy’s Story | Ep. 608
    Escaping an Emotionally Abusive Marriage Part 2: Seeking Church Support | Kathy’s Story Ep. 609
    Escaping an Emotionally Abusive Marriage Part 3: Help to Get Out and Get Safe | Ep. 610

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    How to Find Purpose As a Dad with Kent Evans | Ep. 621

    How to Find Purpose As a Dad with Kent Evans | Ep. 621

    Is there a war on fathers? Our guest on today’s podcast thinks so. The impact of fathers on their kids is so valuable, yet it’s incredibly difficult to know how to engage purposefully in the process of parenting. 
     
    If you’ve had a hand in raising kids, you already know that parenting is not for the faint of heart! That’s why we are so thankful to share today’s episode and Kent Evans’ practical advice and encouragement for dads. Kent Evans is a wise and helpful mentor for dads who are searching for their purpose in parenting. Listen and learn Kent’s simple, practical tips for dads and moms alike. 
     
    We pray this episode is helpful for you and your marriage. 
     
    Episode highlights include:  
    What prevents dads from being confident to engage in fatherhood? 
    The reasons why your kids need an imperfect dad 
    Advice for the dad who feels like it’s too late to start to engage well  
    Steps to growing in your purpose as a dad 
    Advice for the wife who wants her husband to engage 
    An incredible tip for finding friends & community 
     
    *Music for this podcast is created by Noah Copeland. Check him out here! 
     
    QUOTES 
    “Satan wants us to take us out of the fatherhood game by getting us to self-select and walk off the field.” - Kent Evans 
    “God wants to be known as a dad, therefore there’s a war on fathers.”  - Kent Evans 
    “My experience as a dad is that God can take care of the things I mess up.” - Dr. Kim 
    “Even if we could be perfect, it would not be beneficial. It would deprive them of the example of how to fall off the horse then get back on.” - Kent Evans 
    There are few things more motivating to a man than the praise of his wife, but it’s multiplied by an exponent when she does it in front of the children.” - Kent Evans 
    “I didn’t get it right. I didn’t do it perfectly, but God took my loaves and fishes and they landed as nourishment.”
     
    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 
    Grab Kent’s great tools for dads at ManhoodJourney.org
    Listen to the Father on Purpose Podcast 
    With the Creative Questions Bundle you will NOT lack for great conversation topics! Get all the details here! 
    Sign up here to get the Couple’s Conversation Guide for each episode!

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Different (in a good way)

I love listening to this podcast because it’s different and doesn’t cover what everyone else is doing. The episodes really go in depth in covering all parts of marriage including the emotional and difficult parts. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn something new about themselves and their marriage.

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I absolutely love this podcast and Dr. Kim! My husband and I benefit so much from the knowledge shared in this podcast. We also receive emails from Awesome Marriage with amazing tools and information on how to grow in our marriage with God in the center. I love how God is incorporated in each episode. I love the guest speakers who are on the episodes. I recommend this to anyone or couple who is on a journey to getting married, already married, wanting to have kids or has kids!

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